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Minnesota State-Moorhead Dragons
Location: Moorhead, Minn.
Stadium: Alex Nemzek Stadium (5,000 seating).
Coach: Steve Laqua, 3rd year, 3-19.
2012 record: 1-10 (1-6 NSIC North).
Top offensive returnees: Jake Hodge, so., QB (117-223-8, 1,423 yards, 6 TDs; 95 carries, 156 yards, 1 TD), Brandon Schell, jr., RB (99 carries, 370 yards, 2 TDs), Adam Jiskra, so., WR (41 catches, 617 yards, 6 TDs).
Top defensive returnees: Nick Seedorff, jr., LB (96 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 2 INTs), Chris Binford, so., DB (47 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 5 pass breakups), Sheldon Jones, so., DB (53 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 2 INTs).
Top special teams returner: Wes Kramer, sr., K/P (4-for-8 FGs, 18-for-20 PATs; 44 punts, 33.5 average).
Notes: The Dragons fielded perhaps the youngest team in the NSIC last season, starting as many as 11 freshmen in a game. . . .
Shea DeJong, who led the league in tackles last season and was named the NSIC Defensive Newcomer of the Year, has transferred to Division I North Dakota State.
September 2, 2013