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18th-ranked Western erases Northern's fast start at Blue Pony Stadium


October 22, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern's Jett Robertson leaps over a UM-Western defender during Saturday's Frontier Conference game at Blue Pony Stadium. The Lights jumped out to a 13-0 lead, but the Bulldogs shut Northern out the rest of the way.

Andrew Rolin challenged his Montana State University-Northern Lights to start fast. It was a mantra he preached all week long leading up to Northern's home game with the nationally ranked UM-Western Bulldogs.

It turns out, the Lights were listening to their head coach.

Saturday at Blue Pony Stadium, the Lights jumped on the No. 18 Bulldogs, and eventually led 13-7 at halftime. Yet the quick start was only half the battle. In the final 30 minutes, the Dawgs scored 35 unanswered points, and they walked out of Havre with a 42-13 Frontier Conference win.

The loss dropped Northern to 0-7 in t...

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