GRAND FORKS, N.D. - With clear skies and temperatures hitting the 70s, it was a perfect day for football at Memorial Stadium. The University of North Dakota participated in its fourth spring practice, capping the first week of drills that culminates in the April 21 spring game.
However, there's not much of a weekend for UND. The team is back to work on Monday.
Saturday's practice featured the first time UND went "live" with full contact. The team was obviously excited to finally get a chance to hit and tackle. When head coach Chris Mussman announced the final team session would be live, there were many hoots and cheers from both offense and defense.
- The defensive line looked solid, led by a couple of nice plays from Jay Nelson and Spencer Cummings and a sack by Seth Stanchik.
- The offense's biggest gains were on the ground with a number big runs from Jake Miller and Mitch Sutton.
- WR R.J. McGill made a nice catch along the sidelines for a first down from the arm of Joey Bradley
- Needing a first down late in the session, Hendrickson connected with Taylor Grant, who managed to keep a foot inbounds and come down with the ball.