UMD’s Graetz steps up big in first outing as starting QB

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When the University of Minnesota Duluth’s (UMD) starting quarterback John Larson suffered an injury in their week four loss to Wayne State University, the Bulldogs turned to senior quarterback Garrett Olson and freshman Logan Graetz.

As UMD payed a visit to Minnesota State University-Moorhead last Saturday it was Graetz that took the role as starter.

"I was really excited," Graetz said. "I’ve been waiting for this opportunity for a while. I was the back-up, treated myself as I was the starter, took the starter reps in my head and just took as many mental reps as I could behind John [Larson]. When I got the call up, I felt like I was ready to go."

Ready he was. Graetz threw to the end zone just once to Armani Carmickle with two seconds left on the clock to come from behind and seal the 26-21 win over the Dragons.

With the win the Bulldogs improved to 4-1 overall.

Looking ahead, head coach Curt Wiese stated that Larson is still day-to-day. They head to the University of Mary Saturday for a 2pm kickoff.