UMD football gearing up for Upper Iowa, Military Appreciation night

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This Saturday the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) football returns home to host Upper Iowa University in an effort to go 2-0 at Malosky Stadium in 2022.

The last time these two squads met, UMD outplayed the Peacocks putting up 530 offensive yards to their 304 earning a 41-14 2021 season opening win.

However they would struggle on that side of the ball in last week’s 17-10 loss at Minnesota State University, Mankato meaning the Bulldogs have their work cut out for them.

“This week we have to win the turnover battle, win field position, capture some of the energy that’s going to be in Malosky Stadium early in the game and be able to get out of there with a win,” head coach Curt Wiese said.

UMD currently sits 1-1 heading into the week three match.

Additionally, this Saturday marks the Bulldogs’ eighth annual Military Appreciation Night in support of Operation One Voice.

“Love playing at home, love military appreciation week. I mean the atmosphere it brings, everybody comes together, it’s a great time,” redshirt senior defensive back Marcus Glodowski shared.

“Our job is to win the football game. The community has an opportunity to be here to be able to thank our veterans, our first responders, our active military folks,” coach Wiese added.

Operation One Voice supports children and families of wounded and fallen special operations forces.

Kickoff between the Bulldogs and Peacocks Saturday is set for at 6 p.m.