SD Mines defeats Black Hills State to win the Black Hills Brawl
SPEARFISH, S.D. – Black Hills State University hosted South Dakota Mines on Saturday in college football.
It was the 136th meeting between the Yellow Jackets and the Hardrockers.
South Dakota Mines defeated Black Hills State in a defensive battle, 13-10.
It’s the first time since 2004 that the Hardrockers have knocked off the Yellow Jackets in Spearfish.
So the Homestake Trophy will stay with the Hardrockers.
Despite the close game, the Hardrockers finished with a 379-121 advantage in total offense.
South Dakota Mines was led by Orlando Westbrook-Sanchez who rushed for 109 yards.
Isaiah Eastman also rushed for 57 yards and a touchdown.
Meanwhile, Black Hills State had four different players with double-digit tackles led by Ryder Blair with 18.
Aaron Thiele finished with 14 tackles, while Doodles Quinones had 11 and Lathen Stevens had 10.
Black Hills State quarterback Chance Eben completed 8-of-24 passes for 69 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.
Eben threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Mitch McKibbin in the third quarter.
SD Mines improves to 5-4 overall and 3-4 in the conference.
Black Hills State falls to 4-5 overall and 2-5 in the conference.
The Hardrockers will travel to Las Vegas, NM on Nov. 6 to play New Mexico Highlands.
The Yellow Jackets will be in Grand Junction, CO to take on Colorado Mesa University.