HAVRE – Rocky Mountain College’s three-headed quarterback experiment might seem unorthodox, but it has certainly proved effective through the first two games of the season.
Following last week’s shutout win over Carroll College, quarterbacks Jacob Bakken, Drew Korf and Nathan Dick split series under center and keyed the Bears to a 51-7 win over MSU-Northern Saturday in Havre.
Bakken did the lion’s share of work, completing 19 of 25 passes for 241 yards and three touchdowns – all in the first half. But Korf had a solid outing, as well, completing 3 of 6 passes with two of those connecting for touchdowns.
Dick flashed the legs that made him Gatorade player of the year at Billings Senior High School, carrying the ball four times for 38 yards and throwing for a two-point conversion on a fake kick.
Fellow Senior product Sam Sparks led the ground attack for the Battlin’ Bears with 10 rushes for 123 yards and a touchdown. Lucas Overton led Rocky in receiving with six catches, two of which went for touchdowns.
The Bears’ offense racked up 564 total yards, while the defense held Northern to just 227 yards. It was 51-0 until the fourth quarter when Northern finally got on the board with a Tommy Wilson touchdown pass to Marvin Williams.
Wilson played a complete game for the Lights, completing 16 of 30 passes for 124 yards and the one touchdown. He was sacked four times.
Reigning Frontier Conference offensive player of the week Jett Robertson had a solid outing despite the loss. Robertson logged 98 yards on 24 carries against a stout Rocky defensive front.
No. 20 Rocky moves to 2-0 (2-0 Frontier) overall on the season and has outscored its two opponents, Carroll and Northern, by a 70-7 combined score. Rocky will host Dickinson (N.D.) State in a non-conference game next Saturday, while Northern (1-1, 0-1) heads to Montana Western.