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Carroll College football

The Carroll College football team celebrates the win over Linfield last week. It was coach Mike Van Diest's 200th career win.

For your information

When: 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: At Montana State-Northern

Radio: Sports 94-9, sports949.com

Four-Down Territory

1. Stay focus to the end

The Saints should win this game with ease. Northern is in the rebuilding process and have not played Rocky Mountain or Western close. However, this is similar to 2016 when the Saints were ranked No. 21 in the nation and should have won big in Havre. You guessed it, the Lights knocked them off.

2. Continue running the ball

Major Ali had his breakout game last week against Linfield when the rebuilt offensive line meshed. Now the goal is to keep up the running game. This is a good game to continue to grow in this area. The Lights have not stopped teams from running the ball.

3. Don't let up on defense

Carroll's defense delivered a complete performance last week. There was little running room, turnovers were forced and the secondary held up against more than 50 pass attempts. Northern plays its offense wide open. That means all areas of the defense will be challenged.

4. Get a Frontier win

The Saints are officially 2-1 after three games, but have only won one game on the field against a nonconference opponent. The other win is by forfeit from Rocky Mountain due to the use of an ineligible player. The Saints want to win another game, and make it against a Frontier Conference opponent.

Key Matchup

Saints secondary vs. Tommy Wilson

The Lights quarterback has competed 57 of 98 for 688 yards and four touchdowns. For all the rough times the team has endured, he's only thrown two interceptions. The veteran secondary for the Saints is looking forward to this game. They tasted three interceptions last week and want more.

Player of the Week

Ryan Beaulieau, CB, Sr., 5-11, 185

Beaulieau made the highlight reel last week for the interception that led to the game-winning touchdown. However, he was having a stellar game leading up to that turning point. Linfield was pass-heavy and he was tough when the ball came his way. He had four of the team's pass breakups.

By the Numbers

1: Northern coach Andrew Rolin is in his first season at the helm of the Lights. He knows its a major rebuilding project, but he has been around the coaching block to have many ideas. He was an assistant at San Jose State and Washington, and played at San Diego.

36: The Saints lead the overall series with Northern with a record of 36-7. They have won the last three meetings, going back to 2016. The Lights last won 28-14 on Sept. 17 that year in Havre.

431: Northern threw for 431 yards in its win over Mayville State in the season-opening win. That's the most passing yards in a game this season by a Frontier Conference team. The 28 passes completed that game was also the most by a Frontier team this season.

Prediction

This is a good week for Carroll College to refine its game and prepare for the rest of the season. The Saints should be able to get plenty of people playing time and rest, and then get out with a win. That's as long as they execute as planned. And if they don't win, it's going to be a long rest of the season.

Carroll College 31, Montana State-Northern 10

Carroll College Depth Chart

OFFENSE

Pos. No. Name Yr. Ht. Wt. 

WR 6 Shane Sipes So. 6-2 190

WR 88 Chase Fossum Jr. 6-4 215

LT 71 Alex Hoffman So. 6-5 290

LT 72 Preston Johnson Jr. 6-4 295

LG 64 J.D. Lyle Jr. 6-3 285

LG 56 Luke Gleasman So. 6-3 275

C 55 Connor McGree Sr. 6-4 275

C 59 Dustin McLean R-Fr. 6-2 260

RG 70 Tanner Steele Sr. 6-3 290

RG 79 Jacob Clark R-Fr. 6-4 270

RT 68 Wily Clements Sr. 6-3 295

RT 72 Preston Johnson Jr. 6-4 295

TE 48 Eric Dawson Jr. 6-1 235

TE 80 Sam Stratton Jr. 6-6 245

WR 14 Troy Arntson Sr. 5-8 175

WR 5 Joe Farris Jr. 6-1 185

H-back 30 Kyle Harrington So. 6-0 230

H-back 84 Tony Collins So. 6-3 218

RB 3 Major Ali Jr. 5-8 200

RB 4 Ryan Arntson So. 5-7 180

QB 13 Kolby Killoy Jr. 6-1 190

QB 12 Hunter Bledsoe Fr. 6-0 180

DEFENSE

Pos. No. Name Yr. Ht. Wt. 

DE 32 Beaugh Meyer Sr. 6-2 260

DE 94 Garrett Kocab R-Fr. 6-4 270

DT 36 Cole Greff Jr. 6-4 270

DT 93 Alex Hurlbut Jr. 6-3 260

DT 57 David Petersen So. 6-1 250

DT 40 Payton Sexe Jr. 6-1 245

DE 39 Craig Kein Jr. 6-2 235

DE 92 Alex Thomas Sr. 6-1 237

OLB 45 Nate McGree So. 6-2 235

OLB 33 Tyler Matteucci So. 6-3 228

MLB 44 Reece Quade Sr. 6-3 230

MLB 42 Dylan Kresge Jr. 6-1 225

OLB 31 Chase Bowen Jr. 6-1 222

OLB 9 Colin Sassano R-Fr. 6-1 205

CB 23 Drew Melton Sr. 6-0 185

CB 22 Xavier Pace R-Fr. 5-10 170

S 18 McBride Galt Sr. 6-2 205

S 11 Tony Madsen Sr. 6-2 195

S 21 Parker Bernhardt Sr. 6-1 205

S 7 Brian FauntLeRoy R-Fr. 6-1 202

CB 2 Ryan Beaulieau Sr. 5-11 185

CB 4 Isazah King Jr. 5-11 180

SPECIAL TEAMS

Pos. No. Name Yr. Ht. Wt. 

K 47 Josh Kraft So. 5-11 170

K 17 Stephen Powell Fr. 5-7 145

P 25 Matt Kvech Jr. 6-1 190

P 17 Stephen Powell Fr. 5-7 145

PR 2 Ryan Beaulieu Sr. 5-11 180

PR 22 Xavier Pace R-Fr. 5-10 170

KR 6 Shane Sipes So. 6-2 190

KR 4 Ryan Arntson So. 5-7 180

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