CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves Football: The Pack Flexes Muscle against SDSM&T

For the second week in a row, the Colorado State University-Pueblo ThunderWolves went on the road. This time they stayed in the conference and took on RMAC opponent South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Hardrockers. This game started out as something close. However, the CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves started flexing its muscle and it was over from there.

CSU-Pueblo opened the scoring with a 10-play 79-yard drive that sophomore running back, Austin Micci capped off with a 12-yard TD. It was Micci’s sixth TD on the season. South Dakota would answer back on their first drive with a quick 9-play drive over 74 yards. I say quick because it only took the Rockers 3:12 to go 74 yards.

From here is when the muscle flexing began. The Pack would begin controlling the ball with the ground game. They could run the ball at will against the Hardrocker’s defense. They had multiple runs of 10 yards or more. Those run also included three runs of 20 yards or longer. The ThunderWolves would total 235 yards on 40 carries.

The passing game worked just as well. Junior QB Brandon Edwards would be very accurate on the evening. Edwards would find 12 different receivers on his way to 25 completions. Edwards’s terrific night would come to an unfortunate end late in the third quarter to an apparent knee injury.

The defense of the CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves would also flex up throughout the game. They would only allow 102 yards rushing in the entire game. The Pack is currently ranked 34th in the nation in rush defense. Allowing an average of 3 yards per carry.

The defense would also win the turnover battle in the game. The squad forced 4, including three INTs.

CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves Leaders

Passing

Brandon Edwards – 25-34, 227 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT

Rushing

Marché Dennard – 16 carries, 141 yards, 2 TDS

Receiving

Osha Washington – 9 Rec, 73 yards

Next up the for the CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves is a third straight road game. This time they travel to Las Vegas, New Mexico to take on The New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys. The game is scheduled for Saturday, September 23 at 12 pm.

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Editor’s Note: Feature Image Courtesy of Bill Sabo/CSU-Pueblo Athletics.

 

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