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Lights survive overtime slugfest against Mountaineers

MSU-N defeated Eastern Oregon for its first Frontier Conference win in five years


Last updated 10/23/2021 at 10:01pm

Colin Thompson

The Lights celebrate after defeating Eastern Oregon, 22-20, after five overtime periods. The win was the Lights' first in the Frontier Conference since 2016.

It had been a long five years since the last time the Montana State University-Northern football team had won in the Frontier Conference. The Lights have been closing to breaking through in the shortened spring season and this fall season but were not able to get over the hump. But the Lights finally broke through for a 22-20 win over Eastern Oregon University at Tilleman Field on Saturday. And it only took them five overtimes to do it.

"It just shows the resilience of this team. Anyone could have given up right there, not this team. This team is tough. This team's resilient," MSU-N head co...

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