Points, points and more points
S.D. Mines 22, UNK 12
Lots of jumping up and down on the Hardrockers’ sideline. Not so much on Loper sideline.
TOUCHDOWN LOPERS. UNK recovered a fumble at the 47 and drove 53 yards with Luke McNitt scoring on a 2-yard quarterback run up the middle. But of course, the PAT was wide left. But still, it’s a touchdown, and the first since the win over Southwest Baptist. Actually, it was seven quarters between Loper touchdowns.
—Then UNK scored again on a 4-yard run by Romero Cotton. Bad news: Two plays earlier Daniel DeShazer had to be assisted from the field with an apparent right ankle injury. It didn’t look serious enough to keep him off the wrestling mat, but you never want to see your defending 133-pound national champion getting carried of the field. Went for 2 and that didn’t work, either.
– A 42-yard run, a fade pass over Yatta where the receiver might have been out of bounds and a touchdown pass in front of Yatta. Mines leads 15-0 less than 2 minutes into second half.
—Hardrockers being merciless on UNK’s defensive backs. WR Derek Graves has 10 catches for 100 yards, all against Yatta. Tim Crenshaw juked Traysean and went to the end zone.