#1 Bulldogs Roll in 2011 Home Opener

By KBJR News 1

September 10, 2011 Updated Sep 10, 2011 at 8:40 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The #1 UMD Bulldogs football team won its 31st consecutive Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) game on Saturday, defeating Upper Iowa 49-22 at Malosky Stadium.

Junior quarterback Chase Vogler threw for a pair of touchdowns and ran for another, while freshman running back Austin Sikorski rushed for a pair of touchdowns in the Bulldogs 2011 home opener.

Cody Eich led the team with nine tackles, followed closely by Joe Doherty with eight as the Bulldogs moved to (2-0) this season.

Travis Nordhus and Zach Hulce also scored touchdowns for the defending national champions before a crowd of 4,777.

Click on the video link for highlights of Saturday's game, including Nordhus' 88-yard kickoff return which gave UMD the lead for good.

The Bulldogs will visit Wayne State next Saturday for their first NSIC road game of the 2011 season.

Posted by Zach Schneider