MSU-Northern took on 16th ranked Eastern Oregon University, and ultimately fell to the Mountaineers 52-31. EOU's offense blew the Lights out in the first quarter scoring -21 points to Northern's 3. Eastern Oregon would keep the lead the entirety of the game racking up a season high 539 yards of total offense compared to the Lights 291. MSU-Northern's offense tried to keep up - scoring 31 points total in the ball game, but coaches and players agree it was the defense that needs to be worked on.
"Defensively, gave up way too many big plays. On offense, we weren't consistent enough," said Head Coach Aaron Christensen. "We had some special teams mistakes also. We've gotta play better if we expect to win."
"As far as offense, I thought we came out the second half and played pretty well. We put up some points," said senior runningback Zach McKinley. "We just need a little more consistency and defense kind of had a rough night...so that's how I'd sum it up."