UMD offense looking to build off U-Mary win

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The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) football team is coming off a full 60 minute effort this past weekend, beating U-Mary 49-14.

UMD tallied a total of 568 offensive yards and 25 first downs. Leading the way with a four touchdown performance from Kyle Walljasper.

“A lot of players with either pulling guards or reaching tackles, and those guys are just getting it done. So the holes are really big, I just ran through them. We are really trying to focus on being more efficient on first down and really just living in our negative plays, which we saw a lot of penalties, but trying to clear that up,” said red shirt freshman quarterback Kyle Walljasper.

“Just being diverse, you know, we’re pretty balanced right now between run and pass between Kyle and Garrett. We’ve been able to come up with formational ways to be able to get Kyle loose and be able to run the football and people,” added head coach Curt Wiese.

The defense also had a strong game holding U-Mary to only 207 total yards. Leading the charge on the back end was Drew Hennessy, recording three sacks in the game.

“Definitely think the game plan helps a lot. Other guys up front in the push helped me out up there, I think that really helped my success this Saturday. Getting after it up front all week, forcing the quarterback to get those throws to our DB’s,” said Hennessy.

The 4-2 Bulldogs hit the road Saturday facing Concordia St. Paul at noon. The Dogs are 4-0 in the series since 2014.