DULUTH, Minn. -

Through three weeks of college football two things are clear.   UMD's offense scores a lot of points while the defense gives up a bunch.

The latest shootout, last week's 52–49 come from behind win at Concordia-St. Paul.  But a look across the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference shows high scoring games aren't specific to the Bulldogs.

Points are up across the league, and Coach Curt Wiese believes experienced offenses across the NSIC are one reason.  Another is the evolution of football.

"It's an offensive minded game off football," said Wiese.  "With some of the rule changes, it puts the defenses in a disadvantageous position.  You look around the conference right now, everybody is scoring a lot of points.  Our job defensively is to hold them to one point less than we score Saturday and come out with a win."

This week, the Bulldogs host Augustana.  Kickoff Staurday at Malosky Stadium is set for 6:05 p.m.