College Football Roundup: Hardrockers fall to Colorado Mesa in season opener

Chadron State rallies to beat Black Hills State

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The South Dakota School of Mines football team kicked off the 2019 season on Saturday by hosting Colorado Mesa University.

It marked just the fourth meeting between these two teams with the Mavericks winning the previous three games.

But the Hardrockers were hoping to break that streak.

South Dakota Mines jumped out to a 20-3 lead in the second quarter. Unfortunately, Colorado Mesa rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Hardrockers, 37-33.

The Hardrockers had a chance to win the game.

But with six seconds remaining, Greyson Matalus intercepted Spencer Zur in the end zone to secure the win for the Mavericks.

Zur finished 21-of-38 passing for 239 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions.

South Dakota Mines will look to bounce back on Sept. 14, as the Hardrockers travel to Gunnison, Colorado to play Western Colorado University.


Chadron State 48, Black Hills State 31

Black Hills State opened the season on Saturday against Chadron State

SPEARFISH, S.D. – The 2019 season opener for the Black Hills State football team was truly a tale of two halves.

The Yellow Jackets jumped out to a 17-0 lead over Chadron State. But ended up losing to the Eagles, 48-31.

Chadron State outscored Black Hills State 48-14 in the second half including 29 points in the fourth quarter.

Andrew Tovar passed for 264 yards and two touchdowns for Black Hills State. But he also had three interceptions.

The Yellow Jackets return to action on Sept. 14 against the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado.


Top 25 College Football Scores

Final    Maryland 63,  (21)Syracuse 20
Final    (5)Ohio St.,  42 Cincinnati 0
Final    (7)Michigan 24,  Army 21
Final    (20)Iowa 30,  Rutgers 0
Final    (13)Utah 35,  N. Illinois 17
Final    (1)Clemson 24,  (12)Texas A&M 10
Final    Colorado 34,  (25)Nebraska 31
Final    (17)Wisconsin 61,  Cent. Michigan 0
Final    (2)Alabama 62,  New Mexico St. 10
Final    (3)Georgia 63,  Murray St. 17
Final    (22)Washington St. 59,  N. Colorado 17
Final    (18)UCF 48,  FAU 14
Final    (4)Oklahoma 70,  South Dakota 14
Final    (10)Auburn 24,  Tulane 6
Final    (6)LSU 45,  (9)Texas 38
Final    (15)Penn St. 45,  Buffalo 13
Final    (19)Michigan St. 51,  W. Michigan 17
Final    (16)Oregon 77,  Nevada 6
Final    (11)Florida 45,  UT Martin 0


High School Football Scores

Brandon Valley 40, Sioux Falls O’Gorman 16

Mobridge-Pollock 42, Lead-Deadwood 7

Red Cloud 58, Lower Brule 48

Tiospa Zina Tribal 18, Marty Indian 14

Mobridge-Pollock defeated Lead-Deadwood at the Prospector Bowl

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