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UND's Studsrud, Reyes remain questionable for game at Weber State

GRAND FORKS-At his weekly press conference on Monday at Memorial Stadium, University of North Dakota football coach Bubba Schweigert wasn't ready to commit to much about the availability of his team's key injured players.

GRAND FORKS-At his weekly press conference on Monday at Memorial Stadium, University of North Dakota football coach Bubba Schweigert wasn't ready to commit to much about the availability of his team's key injured players.

UND quarterback Keaton Studsrud and safety Cole Reyes remain questionable as the team prepares for this Saturday's Big Sky Conference matchup against Weber State in Ogden, Utah.

Weber State (3-3 overall, 2-1 Big Sky) is coming off a 24-21 overtime win over Montana, the school's first win in Missoula since 1987.

"We don't know at this point yet," Schweigert said. "It's day-to-day, but we always hope we get guys back. We just have to prepare the guys who are healthy."

Reyes, the team's second leading tackler, was injured in the second half against Portland State two weeks ago and was a game-time decision against Idaho State.

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Without Reyes, the Bengals passed for 427 yards against a UND secondary without both Week 1 starting safeties.

Studsrud went down with a leg injury in the third quarter against Idaho State. The sophomore quarterback limped off the field and Schweigert said Studsrud couldn't make cuts on his injury, so the team played the fourth quarter with backup Ryan Bartels.

Coming into the Idaho State game, Studsrud was 6-1 in his last seven starts. UND led 24-15 when Studsrud exited the game.

Bartels, an experienced junior, led one scoring drive but struggled on third down against ISU. He finished 3-for-8 passing for 47 yards.

Another injury to watch will be to wide receiver Clive Georges, who hurt his hand in UND's 24-13 win over Wyoming in Week 1.

Schweigert said Georges is questionable for the Weber State game. If he doesn't go, the coach is optimistic the Arizona transfer will be ready to go the following week at Montana.

Apart from Studsrud, UND escaped the Idaho State loss without picking up any new injuries. Also, left guard Brandon Anderson, a senior captain, played the entire game at left guard while battling through an injury, one the coaching staff felt earlier last week would keep Anderson sidelined.

Miller has covered sports at the Grand Forks Herald since 2004 and was the state sportswriter of the year in 2019.

His primary beat is UND football but also reports on a variety of UND sports and local preps.

He can be reached at (701) 780-1121, tmiller@gfherald.com or on Twitter at @tommillergf.
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