CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves Football – 3 keys against NMHU Cowboys

The Colorado State University-Pueblo ThunderWolves stay on the road again week 4. This time they travel to Las Vegas, New Mexico to take on the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys. The AFCA Coaches Poll ranks the ThunderWolves 19th while D2football.com has them 14th. What does the CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves have to do to get by the Cowboys? Here are three keys for week 4.

  1. Balance

In each of their first three games, the ThunderWolves remained balanced on offense. To keep the Cowboys defense on their toes, CSU-Pueblo must remain this way. This will also help to keep the pressure off of the quarterback. Last week, Junior QB Brandon Edwards was injured. It is hard to believe that he will be available for the Pack for the rest of the season.

  1. Marché Dennard

The CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves may have found a new star in RB Marché Dennard. The 5’10” 205lb Junior is a hard but shifty runner. Last week against South Dakota Mines he had 141 yards on 16 carries. That is an average of 9 yards per carry. He is a great change of pace back from Austin Micci. Together they make a very formidable 1-2 punch. This helps keep the opposing defenses guessing.

  1. Turnovers

The CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves saw first hand what can happen when you do not turn the ball over. In week 2 at West Texas A&M, the Pack had 4 turnovers all in the second-half. This allowed the Buffalos to stay competitive and eventually upset the ThunderWolves.

Last week at South Dakota Mines, CSU-Pueblo did not turn the ball over. They controlled the game from start to finish. Racking up 462 total yards in the process. Keeping the ball at any level will always yield more positive results than not.

This is a game that the CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves should easily win. However, this could easily become a trap game. The Pack has a huge game on the horizon in week 5 against the nationally ranked Colorado Mesa Mavericks. Nonetheless, the ThunderWolves cannot afford to look past NMHU.

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

 

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