Miller has been with the Grand Forks Herald sports department for the past 13 years. He's also a Grand Forks native and UND graduate.
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VERMILLION, S.D. -- The UND football team saw South Dakota star Chris Streveler a year ago in the Alerus Center, and the dual-threat quarterback had his moments, throwing for four touchdown passes in his team’s double-overtime defeat. He also displayed some of his inexperience and limitations, throwing two costly interceptions that were returned for touchdowns.
South Dakota quarterback Chris Streveler threw for 290 yards, ran for 62 and scored three total touchdowns to lead the No. 23 Coyotes to a 45-7 dismantling of No. 10 North Dakota in front of 9,645 at the DakotaDome.
VERMILLION, S.D.—The UND scout team offense might be the best-equipped in the FCS to imitate South Dakota star Chris Streveler, a powerful 6-foot-3, 215-pound dual-threat quarterback. UND scout team quarterback Nate Ketteringham, a Sacramento State transfer sitting out this season per NCAA transfer rules, is a 6-foot-3, 220-pound dual-threat quarterback with a strong list of accomplishments in his own right.
UND volleyball coach Mark Pryor knows there is not a lot of comparison between the competition at last weekend's UND Classic and this weekend's Green Bay Country Inn and Suites Invitational. Pryor was asked of his assessment of the Fighting Hawks' clean sweep through George Washington, Appalachian State and South Dakota State. "These are the matches we're supposed to win," he said. "We took care of business. It was workmanlike. I think the kids had the right mental attitude. Let's get this done and try to finish in three as much as possible."
Corby Richman is from Oriska, N.D., a town of a little more than 100 people located 11 miles east of Valley City along Interstate 94. "It's really small," Richman said. "There's not a lot of paved roads or anything like that." Coming out of Maple Valley High School three years ago, Richman didn't have a single scholarship offer from a college football program of any level. His only option was a walk-on opportunity at NCAA Division II Minnesota State-Moorhead.
The UND football program will travel this weekend to Vermillion, S.D., a familiar place for fans and veteran coaches—not so much for the current Fighting Hawks roster. No. 10 UND plays No. 23 South Dakota at 2 p.m. Saturday in the DakotaDome, a place UND hasn't played football in since 2010. Will there be any nostalgia when Bubba Schweigert revisits the home of the Coyotes?
When he was recruiting out of Jamestown High School in North Dakota, UND sophomore wide receiver Noah Wanzek flew under the radar and was a late addition to the team's recruiting class two seasons ago. With Wanzek's performance in UND's 34-0 win over Missouri State on Saturday at the Alerus Center, he won't be flying under the radar long in the Big Sky Conference. Wanzek had seven catches for 117 yards and two touchdowns.
Leading up to UND football's Saturday matchup with Missouri State, the university and its fans were giddy about the new bells and whistles associated with the atmosphere in and around the Alerus Center. On the field, though, there was one old staple of Bubba Schweigert and Eric Schmidt. Defense. The No. 11 Fighting Hawks held Missouri State, a team that scored 43 points against Missouri of the SEC the week before, to 211 yards of total offense in a 34-0 Potato Bowl victory in front of 12,047 fans.
The UND football team had 526 yards of total offense and shut out an opponent for the first time since 2012 in a 34-0 win over Missouri State on Saturday at the Alerus Center. UND, ranked No. 11 in the latest FCS polls, won the Potato Bowl behind Noah Wanzek's two first-half touchdown catches. UND's home opener had 12,047 in attendance.
UND sports fans hoping to catch both the volleyball match Saturday morning and the tailgating for the Potato Bowl football game in the afternoon were in luck. Quick sweeps are becoming the standard at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. UND won its ninth straight and seventh consecutive by sweep in a 25-22, 25-13, 25-19 win over South Dakota State to cap off the UND Classic. "We were ugly today, but we got an ugly win," UND coach Mark Pryor said. "They can't all be pretty." The Fighting Hawks improved to 13-1. The 13 wins are the most by any NCAA team this season.