Lights shut down by Eastern Oregon


Last updated 10/9/2023 at 12:16pm

Courtesy Jim Potter

Saturday, MSU-N football suffered a 28-3 loss to Eastern Oregon University. The Lights are now 1-4 this season with an 0-3 record in the Frontier Conference. 

On Saturday afternoon, the Montana State University-Northern football team competed in already its fourth home game of the season at Tilleman Field. However, the Lights did not get home field advantage as they lost, 28-3, to Eastern Oregon University.

The Lights finished the game 253 yards of offense, with running back Mason Dionne accruing 120 yards on the ground. But the passing offense only accumulated 96 yards through the air.

Meanwhile, the Mountaineers finished the day with 365 yards of offense. Quarterback Quincy Glasper had a strong showing going 18-for-28 for 257 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. Wide receiver Malachi Spurrie led the way with six catches for 116 yards and two scores.

The Mountaineers got rolling from the jump. On the third play of Eastern Oregon's opening drive, Glasper connected with Spurrie for a 61-yard score to take a 7-0 lead.

Early in the second quarter, the Lights responded with a 25-yard field goal from Tate O'Neill. But Glasper responded with a 70-yard touchdown pass to Blake Davis to extend the lead to 14-3.

On their opening drive of the third quarter, the Mountaineers marched right down the field. After reaching the Northern 12-yard line, Aiden Patterson ran it in for the score to make it a 21-3 game.

Later in the third, the Mountaineers got rolling again to reach the Northern 27-yard line. Glasper then connected with Spurrie once again to make it a 28-3 lead for the Mountaineers. The Lights were unable to respond as the Mountaineers shut them out the rest of the way.

Eastern Oregon is now 2-4 this season with a 2-2 record in the Frontier Conference. The Lights meanwhile are 1-4 this year and 0-3 in conference play. The MSU-N football team will look to win its first conference game when it plays the College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho, this Saturday at 1 p.m.


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