The Nebraska-Kearney Lopers football team saw their season come to an end Saturday losing to the defending Division II champion Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 42-7. The Lopers were unable to do much against a very dominant team that has now won 26 of their last 27 games.
The Bulldogs scored 14 points each quarter, with UNK finally breaking the shutout on a Rustrin Dring 36 yard touchdown run with just over six minutes to play. Dring, one of the nation’s top rushers was held to just 89 yards rushing on 15 attempts.
The big story was the Lopers inability to pass. Jake Spitzlberger who has put big numbers this season was just 5 of 14 for 28 yards while getting picked off twice. The Lopers were limited to just 158 yards while UMD racked up 428 yards of offense. The Lopers finish their season 11-2.