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Lights humbled by Rocky Mountain College

Northern drops it Frontier opening 51-7 to the 20th-ranked Battlin' Bears


August 31, 2018

Colin Thompson

MSU-Northern quarterback Tommy Wilson throws a pass in Saturday's 51-7 loss to Rocky Mountain College. The defeat dropped Northern's record to 1-1 on the season.

The Montana State University-Northern football team hosted No. 20 Rocky Mountain College Saturday, hoping to replicate the success it had over Mayville State.

However, the Battlin' Bears had a much different idea and routed the Lights 51-7 at Blue Pony Stadium, showing once again why everyone sees them as one of the top teams in the Frontier Conference.

The scoring came early and often for the Bears, who grabbed an early 7-0 lead on a Sam Sparks touchdown run. Shortly after, Northern drove the ball deep into Rocky territory, but the drive stalled when it failed to convert a fourth-and-t...

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