ST. PAUL, Minn. – Black Hills State football fought hard against Division I St. Thomas in a 36-26 loss to open the 2023 season.
In the program’s first matchup with a DI opponent since 2015, the Yellow Jackets (0-1, 0-0 RMAC) outperformed St. Thomas in total yards 366 to 334, and in passing yards, 325 to 109.
Quarterback Tanner Clarkson completed 17 of 25 attempts for two touchdowns and 280 yards.
Nolan Susel rushed seven times for 22 yards and a touchdown on the ground while adding four catches for 71 yards and a receiving touchdown.
TJ Chukwurah had one reception on the day, but it was for a 17-yard touchdown.
Cameron Goods totaled 31 yards on nine carries on the ground and hauled in a 40-yard catch.
Coleman Chapman was two-of-two on field goal tries, booting through one from 36 yards out, and one from 21. He was also two-of-two on extra point tries.
Defensively, Doodles Quinones tallied 10 tackles including one for loss, and two pass breakups.