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Game Day Notebook: Northern D was tough to run on

MSU-Northern Game Day Notebook


September 16, 2019

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern's Jaren Maki, top, makes a tackle on Montana Western quarterback Jon Jund during Saturday's Frontier Conference football game at Blue Pony Stadium. Maki and the Lights suffered a 38-13 loss, but, Northern held a stout Western running attack under 100 yards.

Montana State University-Northern head coach Andrew Rolin doesn't believe in moral victories. So after Saturday's 38-10 Frontier Conference loss to Montana Western in the Lights' home-opener, he wasn't really in the mood to look for them.

However, Northern certainly could find bright spots in the loss to the Bulldogs, and one of the biggest and brightest is Northern's run defense through three games this season.

Against the Bulldogs, Northern allowed just 63 yards on 27 Western carries. To put it into perspective, the Dawgs, who will certainly move up in the new NAIA Coaches Poll, ran for...

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