College Football: Hardrockers, Yellow Jackets both fall at home

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RAPID CITY, S.D. -

After a tough loss on the road last weekend against Fort Lewis College, the South Dakota Mines football team was hoping to get back in the win column on Saturday, as the Hardrockers closed out the home portion of their schedule.

The Hardrockers hosted No. 15 Colorado Mesa University.

The Mavericks used a strong defensive effort to propel them to a 69-7 win over South Dakota Mines. The win gives Colorado Mesa a share of the RMAC Championship for the third-straight season.

The Hardrockers were without quarterback Jake Sullivan and wide receiver Brandon LaBrie who were both out with injuries.

The Hardrockers' only touchdown of the day came at the end of the first half when Thomas Creese hooked up with Carson Hunt for a 24 yard score.

South Dakota Mines closes out the season on Saturday, Nov. 11 in Gunnison, Colorado against Western State University.


Meanwhile, it was a rough day for the Black Hills State football team.

The Yellow Jackets lost to Chadron State, 35-14.

The Eagles opened with game with three touchdowns in the first quarter to take a 22-0 lead.

Black Hills State finally scored in the second half with a 44-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Hommel to Dylan Reiners and a three-yard touchdown run by Hommel.

Black Hills State wraps up the season on Saturday, Nov. 11 in Golden, Colorado. The Yellow Jackets will take on Colorado School of Mines.


College Football Scores

South Dakota St. 33, North Dakota St. 21

Norther Iowa  34, South Dakota  29

Northwestern 31, Nebraska 24  OT

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