Last-Second TD Hands #2 UMD Season's First Loss

By KBJR News 1

Last-Second TD Hands #2 UMD Season's First Loss

September 29, 2012 Updated Sep 29, 2012 at 10:46 PM CDT

St. Cloud, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- A touchdown pass as time expired gave St. Cloud State a 51-49 win over the #2-ranked University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) football team, marking the first loss of 2012 for the Bulldogs.

UMD senior quarterback Chase Vogler had a hand in six touchdowns in the losing effort, throwing for two and rushing for four more. He finished 11-of-25 passing for 164 yards, adding 14 rushes for 125 yards in the contest.

The loss marks the first time since 1997 a UMD team has allowed 51 or more points in a single game. That mark has only been reached five previous times by opponents in the Bulldogs' 80-year history.

St. Cloud State had 642 yards of total offense compared with the 367 of UMD, with Huskies quarterback Phil Klaphake throwing for 466 yards and five scores in the win.

The Huskies scored a touchdown with 2:09 remaining to go up 45-42, but Vogler scrambled for a 35-yard touchdown on UMD's next drive to put the Bulldogs up 49-45 with 1:16 left.

St. Cloud State then marched the ball inside the Bulldogs' 10-yard line, with the last play of the game being a touchdown pass from Klaphake to Michael Walker for an 8-yard game-winning score.

UMD is now (4-1) overall this season, with all those games counting in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).

The team's next game is set for October 6 at home against Minnesota State-Moorhead, with that game scheduled for 6:00 p.m. at Maloksy Stadium in Duluth.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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