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LIGHTS DIM THE COMETS: MSU-N 49, Mayville 20

Northern delivers a stellar performance against Mayville State in Andrew Rolin's debut

 

August 27, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern senior Fotios Jordanoglou, right, fights for yards after a catch in Saturday's NAIA football game between the Lights and the Mayville State Comets at Blue Pony Stadium. The Lights raced past the Comets in their season-opener, handing new head coach Andrew Rolin a win in his Northern debut. The Lights will try for their second home win of the season when they open Frontier Conference play against nationally ranked Rocky Mountain College this Saturday in Havre.

The Montana State University-Northern Lights have been grinding And not just under new head coach Andrew Rolin. No, the Lights have been grinding in rebuilding mode for what has seemed like an eternity now.

But on a warm, sunny August afternoon inside Blue Pony Stadium, the Lights let it all out in what turned out to be as magical a season-opener as MSU-N football has had in a long, long time.

In Rolin's debut as head coach of the Lights, Northern came out flying, scoring 21 unanswered points in the first quarter on their way to a rousing and exciting 49-20 win over the Mayville State Com...



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