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Minnesota Duluth rolls to victory over Dragons

DULUTH, Minn. - Minnesota Duluth offensive coordinator Curt Wiese gave quarterback Chase Vogler a harsher critique than normal after watching video of the Bulldogs' 35-7 victory over the University of Mary last week, but it wasn't anything Vogler...

Minnesota-Duluth's Brian Hanson
Minnesota-Duluth's Brian Hanson tries to break free from Minnesota State Moorhead's Tyler Brody during Saturday's game. UMD won 76-7. Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune

DULUTH, Minn. - Minnesota Duluth offensive coordinator Curt Wiese gave quarterback Chase Vogler a harsher critique than normal after watching video of the Bulldogs' 35-7 victory over the University of Mary last week, but it wasn't anything Vogler didn't already know.

The Bulldogs could play better, and they showed it on a soggy Saturday against an overmatched Minnesota State Moorhead team. The result was a rout of historic proportions for UMD.

Vogler passed for a touchdown and ran for three more to lead the Bulldogs to a 76-7 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference victory before 1,144 at Malosky Stadium.

The 76 points tied a program record for points in a game, and the 69-point differential was just off setting another Bulldogs' mark. UMD also tied a program mark with its 15th straight NSIC victory.

"We talked before the game about getting back to playing like a hungry football team, and I think we did that," UMD coach Bob Nielson said. "Last week Chase didn't play as well, and I think he took that to heart. He showed he's very capable of making plays with his arm and feet."

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UMD dominated every facet.

Bulldogs junior running back Isaac Odim rushed eight times for 154 yards - good for 19.2 yards per carry - and four touchdowns as UMD (5-1 overall, 5-0 NSIC) amassed 460 rushing yards. Vogler rushed five times for 90 yards and completing 9 of 13 passes for 119 yards and no turnovers.

"There is nothing in the world I hate more than turning the ball over," Vogler said. "I just can't stand it, but so far, so good."

In all, UMD totaled 590 yards on 10.2 yards per play. Before five minutes had even ticked away, UMD led 21-0, scoring three times on the Bulldogs' first five plays and six times on their first 17.

UMD led 41-7 after the first quarter and 55-7 at the half, setting Bulldogs' records for points in a quarter and half.

"Every time we took the field, all 11 on offense looked great, and all 11 on defense looked great. It was a well-rounded, great team effort," said Vogler, the first true freshman to start at quarterback at UMD in 47 years.

UMD junior running back Brad Foss added 12 carries for 117 yards and two more scores. The Bulldogs defense, meanwhile, held Moorhead (2-4, 1-4) to 34 yards on 31 carries while forcing five turnovers.

"They really moved the ball on offense and played as well as I've seen them play," Moorhead coach Damon Tomeo said. "They executed near flawlessly."

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MSUM 7 0 0 0--7

Minnesota Duluth 41 14 14 7--76

UMD -- D.J. Winfield 40 pass from Chase Vogler (David Nadeau kick), 14:42

UMD -- Isaac Odim 1 run (Nadeau kick), 13:11

UMD -- Odim 28 run (Nadeau kick), 10:16

UMD -- Brad Foss 15 run (Nadeau kick), 7:07

UMD -- Vogler 1 run (Nadeau kick), 2:29

UMD -- Odim 50 run (Nadeau kick), 1:17

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MSM -- Nick Scharpf 66 pass from Zach Fry (Jimmie Mattson kick), :16

UMD -- Vogler 26 run (Nadeau kick), 11:57

UMD -- Odim 35 run (Nadeau kick), 5:31

UMD -- Vogler 10 run (Nadeau kick), 11:28

UMD -- Foss 43 run (Nadeau kick), :28

UMD -- Nate Bauer 12 run (Brian Peek kick), 4:48

A -- 1,144.

MSM UMD

First downs 11 27

Rushes-yards 31-34 43-460

Passing 196 130

Comp-Att-Int 19-37-3 10-15-0

Return Yards 206 72

Punts-Avg. 7-32.6 3-34.7

Fumbles-Lost 2-2 0-0

Penalties-Yards 5-25 2-7

Possession 32:24 27:36

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING -- MSM, Brett McWilliams 8-22, Enol Gilles 12-20, Bryson Pluta 1-10, Matt Taffe 4-5, Joe Johnson 1-2, Zach Fry 5--25. UMD, Odim 8-154, Foss 12-117, Vogler 5-90, Brian Hanson 12-77, Bauer 3-18, Dan Dobson 2-4, Winfield 1-0.

PASSING -- MSM, Fry 17-33-3-187, Pluta 2-4-0-9. UMD, Vogler 9-13-0-119, Dobson 1-2-0-11.

RECEIVING -- MSM, Johnson 7-66, Scharpf 4-84, Tyrone Small 3-26, Gilles 2-5, Matt Birr 1-7, Shawn Marlowe 1-6, Taffe 1-2. UMD, Noah Pauley 3-34, Winfield 2-49, Josh Quilling 2-12, Vogler 1-18, Harrison Andrews 1-11, Jake Coauette 1-6.

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