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THE FACTS Who: UND vs. Mississippi Valley State When: 6:30 p.m. Where: Alerus Center TV: Midco Sports Network (Alex Heinert play-by-play, Ryan Kasowski analyst, Greg Enkers sideline) Webcast: Pluto TV Radio: 96.1 FM (Jack Michaels play-by-play, M...

 

THE FACTS Who: UND vs. Mississippi Valley State

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Alerus Center

TV: Midco Sports Network (Alex Heinert play-by-play, Ryan Kasowski analyst, Greg Enkers sideline)

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Webcast: Pluto TV

Radio: 96.1 FM (Jack Michaels play-by-play, Mike Berg analyst, Paul Ralston sidelines)

 

THE STATS UND

2017 stats, * denotes not on 2018 roster

Passing

Keaton Studsrud* 153-257-11, 1,887 yards, 8 TDs

Andrew Zimmerman 21-41-1, 339 yards, 3 TDs

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Brad Heidlebaugh 8-27-1, 96 yards

Rushing

John Santiago 119-717, 5 TDs

Brady Oliveira 111-651, 3 TDs

James Johannesson 41-248, 4 TDs

Keaton Studsrud* 78-217, 3 TDs

Receiving

Noah Wanzek 52-648, 5 TDs

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Demun Mercer* 36-508, TD

Travis Toivonen 30-408, TD

Stetson Carr* 19-274, TD

John Santiago 10-93

Alex Cloyd 8-147, TD

Izzy Adeoti 8-93

Defense

Jake Rastas 73 tackles, 4.5 TFL

Chuck Flowers* 72 tackles, 2 INT

Jake Disterhaupt* 66 tackles, 4 TFL, 2 sacks

Tanner Palmborg 43 tackles, 8.5 TFL, 2.5 sacks

Hayden Blubaugh 41 tackles

Torrey Hunt* 40 tackles, INT

Jaxson Turner 38 tackles, 8 TFL, 2 sacks

Jordan Canady 38 tackles

Tyus Carter 34 tackles

Jade Lawrence 34 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 2.5 sacks

Tank Harris 30 tackles, 6 TFL

Mason Bennett 30 tackles, 8.5 TFL, 3 sacks

Tamas Stewart* 29 tackles

Drew Greely* 28 tackles, 3 TFL

Ty Shannon 28 tackles

Ray Haas* 26 tackles, 2 TFL

Cole Reyes* 25 tackles

Austin Cieslak 23 tackles, 2.5 TFL

Carter Wilson* 18 tackles

Brandon Dranka 16 tackles, 3 sacks

 

MVSU

2017 leaders, 2018 roster unknown

Rushing

Dewayne Betts 57-(-35)

Andre Eubanks 28-47

James Milledge 23-44

Kyle Harris 19-47

O’Brian Anderson 25-45

Farrean Toney 18-39

Jett Even 25-(-48)

Chris Fowler 39-(-140)

Charlie Crenshaw 7-33

Justin Read 4-(-65)

Passing

Chris Fowler 143-223-7, 1,565 yards, 6 TDs

Dewayne Betts 52-115-7, 838, 5 TDs

Jett Even 47-91-4, 597, 5 TDs

Receiving

Quinn McElfresh 57-889, 5 TDs

Steven McIntosh 39-532, 2 TDs

Darrion Harper 31-335, TD

Booker Chambers 28-301, 4 TDs

Jessie Bryant 15-247, TD

Defense

Patrick Harbin 89 tackles, 4.5 sacks

Jamenta Shaw 53 tackles

Adam Hamilton 53 tackles

Bryant Jones 51 tackles

Tracy Thompkins 48 tackles

Mark Pegues 41 tackles, 2 INT

Tre Ockman 30 tackles

Theron Chatman 24 tackles, 4.5 sacks

 

THE SCHEDULES UND

Today -- Mississippi Valley State, 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 8 -- at Washington, 4 p.m.

Sept. 16 -- at Sam Houston State, 6 p.m.

Sept. 23 -- Idaho State, 4 p.m.

Sept. 30 -- at Northern Colorado, 1 p.m.

Oct. 13 -- Montana, 1 p.m.

Oct. 20 -- at Sacramento State, 8 p.m.

Oct. 27 -- Weber State, 2 p.m.

Nov. 3 -- at Idaho, 4 p.m.

Nov. 10 -- Portland State, 2 p.m.

Nov. 17 -- at Northern Arizona, 3:30 p.m.

 

MVSU

Today -- at UND, 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 8 -- at Jacksonville State

Sept. 22 -- Alcorn State

Oct. 6 -- at Bethune-Cookman

Oct. 13 -- at Jackson State

Oct. 20 -- Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Oct. 27 -- at Texas Southern

Nov. 3 -- at Grambling State

Nov. 10 -- Hampton

Nov. 17 -- Alabama A&M

Nov. 22 -- at Alabama State

 

GET TO KNOW THE DELTA DEVILS 1) Mississippi Valley State is located in Itta Bena, Miss., a town of a little more than 2,000.

2) The Delta Devils program was in NCAA Division II until 1979.

3) MVSU’s top receiver last year is from Brainerd, Minn. Quinn McElfresh was the SWAC Newcomer of the Year last year with 57 catches for 889 yards and five touchdowns.

4) Blues musician B.B. King was born near Itta Bena in 1925.

5) The SWAC isn’t eligible for the FCS playoffs. The SWAC splits its schools into two divisions and plays a conference championship game.

 

THE CALL Tom

UND 45, MVSU 14: A team that didn’t rush for positive yards in 2017 is just the right opponent for a UND team trying to get back to stuffing the ground game.

NDSU 42, Cal Poly 10: Cal Poly’s triple option attack might overwhelm some finesse Big Sky opponents, but you’re not going to run over the Bison.

Iowa State 31, South Dakota State 17: Iowa State is an improved program, and the Jacks are going to take some time to learn to play without 2017 studs Jake Wieneke and Dallas Goedert.

Kansas State 48, South Dakota 14: The Yotes will have an adjustment without all-everything QB Chris Streveler now in the CFL.

Montana 28, Northern Iowa 21: UNI might end up having the better year of these two, but I’ve seen plenty of things that make sense on paper get blown up in the hostile environment in Missoula.

 

Wayne

UND 38, MVSU 10: After last season, UND needs to show its fan base this will be a different year.

NDSU 42, Cal Poly 14: Sorry, FCS programs. Not much changes for the Bison again this season.

Iowa State 27, South Dakota State 13: SDSU will hang around.

Kansas State 41, South Dakota 20: Coyotes have new QB. And he’s facing a Big 12 opponent.

Montana 27, Northern Iowa 20: Washington-Grizzly Stadium is worth at least seven points to Montana against any opponent.

DEPTH CHART Offense

LT

79 Soph. Noah Mortel

70 Soph. Sean Russo

 

LG

62 Soph. Ryan Tobin

61 Fr. Kyle Hergel

 

C

67 Jr. Patric Rooney

75 Sr. Adam Stiner

 

RG

53 Sr. Grant Aplin

70 Soph. Sean Russo

 

RT

73 Soph. Bennett Helgren

70 Soph. Sean Russo

 

X WR

31 Jr. Noah Wanzek

9 Jr. Brad Heidlebaugh

 

FB

48 RFr. Graham DeVore

32 Soph. Brett Finke

 

QB

8 Jr. Nate Ketteringham

10 Jr. Andrew Zimmerman

 

TE

34 Sr. Luke Fiedler

88 Jr. Alex Cloyd

 

B WR

89 Fr. Garett Maag

1 RFr. Cam McKinney

 

Z WR

11 Jr. Travis Toivonen

14 Soph. Izzy Adeoti

 

RB

22 Sr. John Santiago

5 Sr. Brady Oliveira OR

33 Jr. James Johannesson

 

Defense

OLB

21 Sr. Tanner Palmborg

28 Jr. Austin Gordon

 

LE

91 Sr. Austin Cieslak

59 RFr. Zeke Ott

 

NG

92 Sr. Tank Harris

77 Sr. Steve Greer OR

97 RFr. Jalen Morrison

 

RE

55 Jr. Mason Bennett

98 Jr. Carl Engwall

 

OLB

15 Soph. Jaxson Turner

2 Jr. Jade Lawrence

 

ILB

44 Jr. Donnell Rodgers

52 Sr. Everett Williams

 

ILB

40 RFr. Noah Larson

58 Sr. Tyron Vrede

 

LCB

6 Jr. Evan Holm

12 Soph. Hayden Blubaugh

 

S

39 Jr. Tykeise Johnson

20 Jr. Lenny Nelson

 

S

25 Soph. Jordan Canady

19 Soph. Ty Shannon

 

RCB

24 Sr. Deion Harris

21 Fr. Jacob Odom

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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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