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BHSU falls to Thunderwolves; Chadron St holds off School of Mines

Nick Anderson - BHSU Sports & Brad Blume, School of Mines Sports Information - November 10, 2019

PUEBLO, CO – The #11 Thunderwolves proved to be to much for the Black Hills State University football team, putting up an unanswered 58 points, routing the Yellow Jackets in their final road game.

The scoreboard was all Thunderwolves, they put up 21 points in the first quarter, 13 in second, 14 in the third, and 10 in the fourth. The Yellow Jackets struggled against an aerial assault, allowing Thunderwolves quarterback Jordan Kitna to throw for 296 yards with four touchdowns.

Chance Ebens, suffering though five sacks, also threw five interceptions that proved to be costly The Thunderwolves capitalized on these interceptions with 126 returns yards and one pick-six. Ebens was 11 for 28 on the day for 156 yards. A majority of the receiving yards were split by Hasaan Williams (47 yards), Jordan Pace (44 yards), and Josiah Drain (43 yards).

Black Hills run game was shut down by the Thunderwolves. Matthew Collier recorded 19 rushing yards and Payten Gilmore put up 13 to achieve the bulk of the Green and Golds 28 rushing yards

Josh Gurnaby lead the defensive efforts with 5 solo tackles and 4 assists. Devyn Vance recorded a sack on the day.

The Yellow Jackets are now 2-8 in conference play and tenth in the conference. They head into the final game of the season against non-conference Azusa Pacific University. Kickoff it at 1pm at the Lyle Hare Stadium.


CHADRON, Neb. – A lot of positive things happened to the Hardrockers Saturday during a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference shootout against the Chadron State College Eagles in Nebraska.

SD Mines quarterback Toby Smith threw six touchdown passes; place kicker Enis Sefa hit two field goals over 45 yards, went 6-6 on PAT's and set a new school record; running back Ahmad Lewis rushed for almost 180 yards; and Carson Hunt and Joe Luebers caught five TD passes between them and racked up 186 yards in the process.

Unfortunately, the Eagles did enough at the end of the game, holding off the high-octane advance of the Hardrockers to win the game, 53-48. It was the most points either team had scored all season and the most that each had given up all season as well.

Sefa set a new school record for extra points in a season. The junior now has 102 in his career. He takes the record away from Robbie Jo Gerarden who previously held the mark with 99.

Smith also ties a school record for touchdown passes is a game. He holds that record with Jake Sullivan who did it in 2016 against Adams State.

The Hardrockers racked up 270 yards on the ground and had another 229 receiving yards in Saturday's game for 499 yards of total offense. Chadron finished with 573 yards of offense (222 rushing and 351 receiving).

Defensively for the 'Rockers, Will Carroll, Tony Monroe, Jr., and Cole Peterson all tallied six tackles each. Monroe also had an interception and Steven Nolasco was credited with a fumble recovery.

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