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Published April 16, 2013, 09:49 PM

UND Quarterback Race Heating Up

Detroit Lakes native Joe Mollberg and Ryan Bartels, out of Sycamore, Illinois, battle it out for the North Dakota starting quarterback spot.

By: Dan Corey, WDAZ

There was "Tuesday night football" at Alerus Center Tuesday night.

After a few weeks of outdoor practices, UND was finally able to go indoors for a spring practice session, with the spring game just four days away on the same field.

And the quarterback competition between two freshman is just getting warmed up.

Detroit Lakes, MN native Joe Molberg and Ryan Bartels out of Sycamore, Illinois have been going back and forth trying to win that QB spot.

Bartels threw the only touchdown of the day to Kenny Golladay in Sunday's scrimmage.

And UND head coach Chris Mussman knows the battle will make them both better.

Mussman, "They have a tendency to show each other up from time to time. Joe will have a very good day and then Ryan will come back and will get after it. This is a competition that will go right up till the season and it's only going to make them both better and that's the thing I like."