Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- With all the great offensive players to come through the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) football team, players on this year's team called it somewhat surprising they set a school record for total offensive yards this past Saturday.
"Until the end of the game, I didn't really realize how many yards we had," senior quarterback Chase Vogler said. "We got the ball deep in our territory a lot and had to drive, so I guess that's where the yards came from. It's definitely a little surprising, but when you put up 70 points usually a lot of yards come with that."
The Bulldogs racked up 675 yards in the 70-24 win over Concordia-St. Paul, moving the team to (3-0) this season.
"It actually did surprise me," junior wide receiver Joe Reichert said. "I figured with Isaac [Odim] and D.J. [Winfield] playing that they would have done more than that, so I actually was surprised."
Offensive coordinator Curt Wiese said the gameplan was good, but the real credit goes to the players for executing from start to finish in the contest.
"After the game, I definitely was surprised about the stats to be honest with you," Wiese said. "There were times when it felt like we were struggling rushing the football, so to rush for 350 yards at the end of the night was a surprise."
UMD is next in action on September 22 at home against Augustana, with kickoff in that one set for 6:00 p.m. That game can be seen on live television in the Northland on the My 9 Sports Network.