Hardrockers gearing up to play No. 18 CSU-Pueblo on M-Day

Although its early in the college football season, there are just three undefeated teams still remaining in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

They are Colorado Mesa, CSU-Pueblo and South Dakota Mines.

After opening the season with a 15-point win over William Jewell College, the Hardrockers knocked off Dixie State last weekend to improve to 2-0 on the year.

The Rockers high powered offense, which is averaging 38 points per game, is led by quarterback Jake Sullivan who has passed for 519 yards and four touchdowns. Meanwhile, Kevin Thompson has rushed for 232 yards and three touchdown for the Hardrockers.

South Dakota Mines will celebrate homecoming on Saturday, Sept. 16 by hosting No. 18 CSU-Pueblo.

"Well CSU-Pueblo is a big physical football team," SD Mines football coach Zach Tinker said. "Again, they won the National Championship just a few years ago in 2014. They’re a very pro-style team. So they’re big and physical on both the offensive and defensive lines. They really want to establish the run game. Hurt you with play action pass. So we’ll certainly be challenged in the real physical part of the game by CSU Pueblo. A really fine football team and we can’t wait for the challenge."

The game between SD Mines and CSU-Pueblo kicks off on Saturday at 6 p.m.

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