Larson, No. 24-ranked Minnesota-Duluth cruise to victory against Dragons

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DULUTH, Minn. — John Larson passed for 281 yards and five touchdowns to lead No. 24-ranked Minnesota-Duluth to a 60-7 victory against Minnesota State Moorhead on Saturday in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football at Malosky Stadium.

Larson completed 15 of 19 passes as the Bulldogs built a 36-0 halftime lead. He threw four touchdown passes before halftime. Larson also rushed for 90 yards and a touchdown.

Jason Balts had six catches for 119 yards and three touchdowns for UMD. Johnny McCormick added three receptions for 77 yards and two scores.

Dragons wide receiver Jake Richter had four catches for 77 yards and a touchdown. Sophomore quarterback Jakup Sinani completed 10 of 20 passes for 103 yards and a score for the Dragons.

The Bulldogs finished with 580 yards, limiting to the Dragons to 194 yards.

MSUM 0 0 0 7--7

UMD 28 8 14 10--60

UMD--Larson 20 run (Branger kick)

UMD--Balts 73 pass from Larson (Branger run)

UMD--McCormick 32 pass from Larson (run failed)

UMD--Balts 6 pass from Larson (Branger kick)

UMD-Balts 5 pass from Larson (Ricci run)

UMD--Ricci 15 pass from Larson (Branger kick)

UMD--McCormick 25 pass from Rybarczyk (Branger kick)

UMD--Hausman 21 field goal

MSUM--Richter 30 pass from Sinani (Tjosvold kick)

UMD--Adams 19 run (Hausman kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING: MSUM, Jochim 10-63, Colgrove 4-21, Meehl 3-11, Simons 6-2, Sweep 1-1, Sinani 12-(-40). UMD, Larson 9-90, Hudson 2-39, Rybarczyk 6-35, Adams 7-28, Heim 4-18, Sullivan 3-12, Greer 1-2, Everhart 1-1, Lasinski 2-(-1), Team 1-(-2).

PASSING: MSUM, Meehl 3-5-0 33 yards, Sinani 10-20-0 103. UMD, Larson 15-19-0 281, Rybarczyk 5-7-0 77.

RECEIVING: MSUM, Richter 4-77, Marquart 4-54, Harvey-Turner 1-5, Sweep 4-0. UMD, Balts 6-119, McCormick 3-77, Ricci 3-60, Ojile 3-60, Ibeneme 3-21, Riley 1-11, Linscheid 1-10.