siouxfan512 Posted September 19, 2016 Share Posted September 19, 2016 There is no doubt this will be a challenging game, especially being on the road. Mt St. is coming off of a win over D2 Western Oregon; though they won 55-0! Our defense needs to keep doing what they are doing, but our offense needs to help them out a bit. Consistent drives that are longer than a 3 and out. Gotta get some scoring going, and it gotta let the defense get some rest during the game. I’m not huge on game comparisons, because too often you see team1 beat team 2; team 2 beat team 3, and team 3 beat team 1, because of team style, position matchups etc. However, Montana St. has 1 loss on the year (@ Idaho 17-20). Idaho has in turn gotten smoked by Washington and Washington St (Who lost to E. Wash 45.42) I see Mt St. as being a capable team this year, but nowhere in the neighborhood of MT or E. Wash. I do have to eat some crow for my thoughts on E. Wash. I really did not expect them to be as good as they appear to be this year; but wins over Wash St. and UNI, and almost beating NDSU; I’d say they’ll be fine (then again, conference play can do some funny things). Unfortunately, UND goes into this contest with a lot of question marks, just as we did going into the USD game. Yes, we beat USD, but certainly not without a ton of drama. That 2nd quarter was plain ugly. On a positive note, this team should have learned that they are never out of a game, and are capable of fighting back. Great effort from that aspect. Studs needs to put together a full game. Rudolph needs to involve the TEs more, when he does this, it generally works well. Not sure why he moves away from it. O-Line still has a lot of work; so all the criticism can’t fall on Studs or even Rudolph for that matter. Santiago is Santiago, but I’m still waiting for him to hit that 60-80 yard home run ball; again it helps when the O-line give you a hole. Even with the ugly parts of last week’s game, the offense has improved each week. Which does bode well for UND; they just need to keep improving and cleaning some things up. I said it after SBU, I said it after BGSU, and I’ll say it again …. Don’t give up on this team. If we can steal a road win here and come home 2-2 to play Cal-Poly, we will be on our way to righting the ship. Mt St 27, UND 37 Go Sioux! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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