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Game Day Notebook: Lights come to play on defense

MSU-Northern Game Day Notebook


October 22, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

MSU-Northern's Caymus Thomas, right, returns a first-quarter interception during Saturday's Frontier Conference game between the Lights and UM-Western Bulldogs at Blue Pony Stadium.

The Montana State University-Northern Lights are young on defense - extremely young.

Of Northern's 11 starters in Saturday's game against the UM-Western Bulldogs at Blue Pony Stadium, nine were either freshmen or sophomores. And, for much of the season, Northern's youth on defense has shown.

However, in the first 30 minutes of Saturday's tilt with Western, it was clear, the Lights are starting to grow up on defense.

Western came into the game averaging a Frontier-best 37 points per game, and while the Bulldogs eclipsed that mark in their 42-13 win, Northern's defense completely shut down...

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