GRAND FORKS, N.D. — If the Weber State Wildcats can take any solace from last week's loss into Saturday's game at North Dakota, its that they finally know how to start a game off right.
Weber State had its most successful first quarter of the season last week against Northern Arizona, putting up 22 points on the scoreboard after 15 minutes of play.
Unfortunately, the Wildcats (0-9, 0-5 Big Sky) didn't score again, and failed to hold the lead as they remained winless on the season.
Weber State will look to get off to the same kind of start against a North Dakota (3-6, 1-4) team that has lost four of its last five games, including a 54-3 drubbing at Eastern Washington last week.
The Wildcats racked up 408 yards of offense against the Lumberjacks, 318 of that coming on the ground. Quarterback Jadrian Clark had 122 yards rushing and two touchdowns to spark the ground game, while and Bo Bolen added another rushing score.
Despite remaining close throughout nearly every game, the Wildcats have yet to hold a lead in the fourth quarter this season
Weber State continues to find itself on the wrong side of the turnover battle, although it did come out even last week. The Wildcats rank last in the Big Sky and 119th overall in turnover margin at -14.
North Dakota joined the Big Sky in 2012, however, this is the first-ever meeting between the two teams. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. (MT) at Alerus Center.