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BHSU and Mines Football

BHSU and Mines Football
Turnovers doom Yellow Jackets against Thunderwolves; Chadron State down School of Mines
BHSU Athletics & School of Mines Athletics - October 22, 2017

PUEBLO, Colo.The Black Hills State University football team fell to Colorado State University-Pueblo, 49-0, on Saturday afternoon.

The Yellow Jackets fall to 4-4 overall, and 4-4 in RMAC play, with two games to play in the season.

The Thunderwolves (6-2, 6-1 RMAC) took a 7-0 lead seven minutes into the game, when Darius Williams picked off Ryan Hommel and returned the interception for six points. CSU-Pueblo, coming off its first RMAC loss, got its momentum going in the second quarter. The home team scored four touchdowns in the period, and led the Yellow Jackets, 35-0, at the half.

On the second play of the second half, BHSU fumbled the ball, and the Thunderwolves took advantage, scoring two plays later. CSUP added a touchdown with 7:20 remaining in the third quarter. The Yellow Jacket defense held CSU-Pueblo scoreless in the fourth quarter, ultimately falling, 49-0.

BHSU has allowed just six points in the fourth quarter of games the past five weeks.

"You can't give a team of this caliber defensive touchdowns. They're a good football team," said head coach John Reiners. "However, we're going to move past this and these guys are going to be motivated and ready to go against Chadron."

Hommel finished with 81 yards, with four interceptions. Phydell Paris rushed for 49 yards, and Erick Hairston-Belcher had 50 receiving yards. Defensively, Josh Gurnaby had a game-high 16 tackles. Austin Goddard had 11 tackles and half a sack, while Thayer Sauter had 1.5 sacks and six tackles.

Rex Dausin threw for 157 yards and a touchdown for the Thunderwolves. Marche Dennard had 92 rushing yards, and three touchdowns, while Aaron Eckhoff had 53 receiving yards and caught a touchdown. Emery Taylor and Darius Williams each had two interceptions, and each ran one back for a touchdown.

The Green and Gold now enter a bye week. They will next host Chadron State for the final home game of the season. The game, on Saturday, November 4, is scheduled to kickoff at noon.

Meanwhile, A constant cross wind and persistent well-balanced opponent did in the South Dakota School of Mines football team during a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference rivalry matchup Saturday afternoon in Nebraska as the Hardrockers came up short to the Chadron State Eagles, 29-17, and could not capture the Eagle-Rock Trophy in the "Rivalry Renewed" game.



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