Walker Enjoys Breakout Game for Bulldogs
Junior College Transfer Ran for 136 Yards Against Minnesota Crookston
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UMD Footbal got back to work Tuesday after Saturday’s 66–17 blowout of Minnesota Crookston. It was a day where eight different Bulldogs found the end zone. Including Running Back Darren Walker who scored for the second time in three weeks.
Walker helped pick up the slack with Logan Lauters sidelined, as he ran for 136 yards on only eight carries.
The junior college transfer from Los Angeles Harbor College is in his first year with the program, but saw his touches limited as he dealt with injuries.
Good to go now, Walker is thankful to coach Curt Wiese for giving him the opportunity to have a breakout game.
“I’m so very grateful to Coach Wiese,” said Walker. “It was a dark time, but when he called me it was like a light at the end of the tunnel. I’m very happy for the opportunity.”
“Darren Walker is a guy who continues to emerge in the backfield for us,” said Wiese. “With Logan Lauters out, Darren’s been a guy that’s stepped up. Darren’s finally healthy himself, and Saturday he got a little bit of daylight and took advantage of some great opportunities.”
The Bulldogs travel to Northern State Saturday, for a match-up of NSIC North Division co-leaders.