UND Homecoming Week 2019 in pictures

High-flying Homecoming Week for UND’s Fighting Hawks captured in photos

“You Can’t Go Home Again,” wrote author Thomas Wolfe; but if he’d been on the campus of the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks last week, he might have changed his tune.

Especially if he had attended Saturday’s Homecoming Week football game against the UC Davis. For when Fighting Hawks kicker Brady Leach’s field goal attempt sailed 46 yards through the uprights with less than a minute to play, and when UND held on to its new two-point lead to win the game, the UND alums in attendance — throats raw from cheering, cheeks sore from grinning — likely would have answered the question, “Can you go home again?” with a hoarse but resounding, “Yes!”

Enjoy the images below, which showcase the football game as well as the exhibition game that the UND hockey team played against the University of Manitoba. UND won that game, too, 5-1, in front of a packed house at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

All photos by UND Marketing for UND Today.

 

UND ran from the tunnel to face their Homecoming 2019 opponent: University of California Davis. The Aggies came to the Alerus Center ranked No. 12.

 

The Fighting Hawks blanked the Aggies in the first quarter, but UC Davis made a steady comeback throughout the remainder of the game. It wasn’t enough, as kicker Brady Leach made a career-long 46-yard field goal to put UND up by two points with less than a minute remaining.

 

Fans and Hawks alike cheered (and flexed) until the end. Fighting Hawks Football improved their record to 3-2 with Saturday’s stunner.

 

Saturday night took the Fighting Hawks from the field to the rink. Ready for an exhibition match against the University of Manitoba Bisons, freshman forward Harrison Blaisdell skated past flames at the Ralph Engelstad Arena.

 

Sophomore forward Jasper Weatherby worked with a deflection on his way to two shots on-goal. UND out-shot Manitoba 49-12 by the end of the game.

 

The new center-rink video board at the Ralph Engelstad Arena was ready for Saturday’s action. The arena now hosts the largest scoreboard in college hockey.

 

By the end of the third period, the Fighting Hawks had five goals to the Bisons’ one. Junior forward Grant Mismash had four assists, and sophomore forward Gavin Hain scored two goals in the Hawks’ victory. Students came out in the green, black and white to cheer the team on.