NDSU Running Backs Moving on without Frazier, Morlock

Lance Dunn and Bruce Anderson are ready to lead the Bison backfield

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State is missing a pair of powerful presences at running back from last year’s squad.

King Frazier and Chase Morlock graduated, leaving a couple of holes at the position.

Lance Dunn led the Bison in rushing yards in 2016, despite fewer carries than Frazier, and is ready to lead NDSU’s backfield.

Bruce Anderson spent much of last season recovering from injury but says depth will play a big role this year.

“The younger guys are really stepping up,” Anderson said. “They’re learning the stuff. Demaris Purifoy has been bringing it on in practice. Ty brooks… Adam [Cofield] is a little banged up right now, but he’s been doing great things. The young guy, Seth [Wilson], has been doing great things. I feel like me and Lance are going to battle, and then there will be moments where those guys come in and make big plays. I don’t think that it’s just me and Lance out there.”

In 2016, NDSU finished second in the Missouri Valley Football Conference with 236 rushing yards per game.

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