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NSIC Weekly Offensive Honors for UMD's John Larson, Bulldogs Remain 13th in AFCA D2 Poll

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Created: September 16, 2019 02:11 PM

Duluth, Minn. - After engineering a second half comeback for the ages, UMD junior quarterback John Larson earned the second Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Offensive Player of the Week on Monday. The Bulldogs also remain in the 13th spot in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division II Rankings.

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Trailling 20-13 at the half, the Bulldogs kicked into a higher gear after the break with three consecutive, three-play scoring drives out of the locker room en route to 35 unanswered points in the second half, knocking off Minnesota State University Moorhead 48-20 on Saturday night at Scheels Field in Moorhead. Larson was relieved in the fourth quarter, but not before finishing his day 17-of-24 with three touchdowns and one interception, collecting 252 yards through the air while also rushing 12 times for 104 yards and a score on the ground.

Larson ranks fifth nationally, responsible for 44 points through two games, and seventh in the nation with his six passing touchdowns. His 179.6 passer rating ranks 12th in NCAA II, and he ranks in the top 50 (no. 41) with his 181 rushing yards. His 356.0 yards rank sixth in the country.

Larson previously won the honor last season for his efforts against the same MSU Moorhead team on Sept. 10, 2018. He and the Bulldogs will play host to St. Cloud State University on Saturday, Sept. 21 for Military Appreciation Day. The opening kick is set for 6 p.m..

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(Contributions from UMD Athletics.)

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