UMD Football Falls to Missouri Western

The University of Minnesota Duluth Football team's season ended today as they fell to Missouri Western 55-57 in 3 overtimes.  This was the Bulldog's first playoff game in the Division 2 playoff tournament and ended the season 10-2.

(Photo: Dave Harwig - viewthroughmylens.com)

Unfortunately for tUMD, defense has been an issue all year, while offense was literally national championship-calibered.  It's a tough loss for the Puppy seniors who have no reason to hang their heads as some finish with 2 national championship rings already.

UMD senior quarterback Chase Vogler finished the game 14/20 with 195 passing yards and 1 interception.  He also rushed for 184 yards on 29 attempts and 2 touchdowns.  Vogler finishes his career at UMD with a record of 46-6 as starting QB with 7483 passing yards and 59 touchdowns.  Also 2,903 career rushing yards with 39 touchdowns.  That gives the senior 10,386 total career yards with 98 touchdowns.  Unbelievable.

UMD finished the game with 603 yards, 7 touchdowns, 2 field goals, 1 interception, 0 fumbles and 34 total field goals.

The Bulldogs lead the NSIC with 268.8 rushing yards per game.

Head coach Bon Nielson also won his 100th career game this season in 10 seasons with UMD.  He also has coached the Dogs to 3 undefeated seasons and 2 national championships.

(Photo: Dave Harwig - viewthroughmylens.com)

Eleven seniors spent their last minutes on the field today.  Chase Vogler, Garth Heikkinen, Joe Akey, Jake Bscherer, Cameron Harper, Ben Helmer, Jordan Hoesktra, Nick Lloyd, Jon Lynch, Blake Rogers and Collin Stinogel all had successful careers and we wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.

GO DOGS!!

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