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UMW News Bureau

During this past weekend’s 55-21 victory over the Dickinson State Blue Hawks, the University of Montana Western football team managed to rack up some impressive stats and set new records.

The Montana Western offense was close to breaking a few records in the season opener against Southern Oregon but fell a little short. In that game, the Bulldogs ran for 293 yards leaving them 61 yards shy of the record set in 1989 versus Montana Tech.Freshman running back Sam Rutherford accounted for 185 of those yards, leaving himself 32 yards shy of the single game individual record. The records did not stay safe for long.  

Heading to Dickinson State, the Montana Western team looked to open the season 2-0 for the first time in over ten years and they came out running.

The Bulldog offense racked up a total of 361 rushing yards, setting a new single game team rushing record versus Dickinson State on their way to 609 total offensive yards on the day. Rutherford once again led the team by rushing for 228 yards on 29 carries and added three touchdowns to round out his day. His totals set the second record for the Montana Western offense as he broke the single game individual rushing mark. Derrick Pluff, who racked up 217 yards against Rocky Mountain in 2007, had claimed that record prior to Rutherford’s performance this past weekend.

The Bulldogs look to keep up the good work as they head to Butte to face Montana Tech Saturday at 1 p.m.