Courtesy of Colorado School of Mines Athletics
- Colorado School of Mines defeated Adams State College by the score of 24-17 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) football action on Saturday afternoon, October 30th, at Campbell Field.
Adams State got out to a 10-0 lead with a one-yard Chase Rogers touchdown run midway through the first period (9:47) and a 51-yard field goal by David Van Voris just over five minutes later (4:38). Mines cut its deficit to three points when Dan Palmer found the endzone on a four-yard jaunt with just 56 seconds remaining in the opening quarter.
Palmer caught a 41-yard touchdown pass from Clay Garcia just 46 seconds into the second quarter to give the Orediggers a 14-10 advantage. The Orediggers’ Paul McVay added a 31-yard field goal just three seconds before halftime to give Mines a 17-10 lead at the break.
Nathan Wiggins’ 15-yard interception return for a touchdown at the 10:37 mark in the third period brought ASC even with CSM at 17 apiece. Palmer’s third touchdown of the afternoon, a six-yard run with 15 seconds left in the third quarter, proved to be the final score of the day.
CSM’s Marc Schiechl recorded three sacks against the Grizzlies to become the all-time NCAA Division II career leader in that category (42.5). Schiechl surpassed the previous mark of 42.0 (Michael Eubanks – Delta State; 2004-07). Alex Laudenslager led Mines (8-1 overall) with nine total tackles (seven solo). Kaleb Anderson, Josh Ruff and Kyle Goracke finished with eight stops apiece. Laudenslager and Anderson both blocked ASC field goal attempts. Garcia threw for 244 yards and Palmer finished the day with 100 yards on 25 carries. Cody Renken caught eight passes for 91 yards as the Orediggers remained undefeated in conference play at 7-0.
Trevor Eggleston completed 27-of-50 passes for 257 yards for ASC (3-6 overall, 2-5 RMAC) and Delton Prescott had 10 receptions for 97 yards. Bryant Williams and Rocco DeLorenzo each had 11 total tackles for the Grizzlies.
CSM will play at Chadron State College on Saturday afternoon, November 6th, at 12:00 p.m. (MDT) at Elliott Field and Don Beebe Stadium in Chadron, Neb.