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Frontier Game of the Week: Bakken plays full game in Rocky win

Posted at 6:09 PM, Sep 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-10 14:05:34-04

BILLINGS – There’s no doubt the defense was the star of Rocky Mountain College’s 21-10 win over No. 13 Dickinson State Saturday, but there was one interesting note from the offensive side of the ball.

Senior quarterback Jacob Bakken took nearly every snap after redshirt freshman Nate Dick went down with a foot injury. Rocky had employed a three-headed QB attack with Bakken, Dick, and sophomore Drew Korf in its first two games, but Bakken attempted 25 of the 26 passes against the Blue Hawks. Korf’s lone attempt was intercepted.

Bakken wasn’t perfect – with two interceptions – but he accounted for more than 300 yards of total offense and led three touchdown drives in the second and third quarters.

“It felt good to finally get back out there and finally be able to play,” Bakken said. “It felt amazing to be able to go out there and play the whole game. After the first couple series, then I start throwing, I start seeing everything better, and I start playing way better than I do right away.”

Dick was spotted on crutches after the game. Rocky travels to Montana Western next Saturday at 1 p.m.