Eagles roll Western State, 49-7
The Eagles bounced back in a big away last Saturday against Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, rolling the Mountaineers 49-7.
After a loss to Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, two weeks ago where the Eagles tallied more than 500 yards of offense but couldn’t find the endzone but struggled to finish drives, the Eagles scored 42 points in the first half against Western, allowing them to coast to a smooth win.
Kevin Coy, redshirt junior of Davenport, Florida, opened the scoring for CSC after the Eagle defense forced the first fumble, rushing in from 20 yards out, with 11 minutes remaining in the first quarter. It was one of six turnovers that the CSC defense forced.
Derek Jackson, senior of Pueblo West, Colorado, added the next two scores for the Eagles, with a three-yard touchdown with 2:36 remaining in the first quarter and the other less than a minute into the second, punching into the endzone to cap a 60-yard drive. Jackson finished with 63 yards and two touchdowns.
The Mountaineers fumbled four times in the second quarter, three times in the final two minutes. The first, with just over a minute on the clock was recovered by CSC’s Trey Mosley, senior of Fontana, California, who returned it 39 yards for a touchdown, putting the Eagles on top 28-0. On the next possession, the Mountaineers coughed up the ball again with 50 seconds left in the half. The Eagles offense took over and only took two plays to find the endzone again, with quarterback Dalton Holst, redshirt freshman of Gillette, Wyoming, connecting with Stevann Brown, redshirt sophomore of Casper, Wyoming, for a 26- yard touchdown.
On the ensuing kickoff, Zecharie James, junior of Hampton, Virginia, forced another fumble on the return, recovered by Colton Wright, senior of Albin, Wyoming, allowing the offense to take over with 31 seconds remaining, and five plays later Holst tossed another touchdown, this time to Tevon Wright, sophomore of Miami, with two seconds remaining in the half.
The Mountaineers only score of the game came from quarterback Dylan Jacob, who scrambled in from 10 yards out.
The Mountaineers were only allowed in the redzone twice.
Offensively for CSC, Holst finished with the two touchdown passes and 161 yards with no interceptions. Coy finished with 70 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Colt Foster, redshirt sophomore of Hemingford, finished with three receptions and 77 yards. Brown caught two passes for 41 yards and a score.
On the defensive side, Truett Box, senior of Cheyenne Wells, Colorado, led the Eagles with 10 tackles, one sack and a forced fumble. Merritt Crabtree, redshirt junior of Newcastle, Wyoming, added nine tackles and an interception.
The Eagles have the opportunity to tie their number of wins from last season this weekend against another high-powered offense in Adams State University, Alamosa, Colorado, for the Homecoming game.
The Grizzlies are 2-1 this season, losing to Black Hills State University, Spearfish, South Dakota, 47-41, the first week of the season. They defeated Western 51-14, and Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado, last week 34-27.
Adams State is averaging 42 points per game, 574 total offensive yards with 423 yards through the air. The Eagles will have their own offensive opportunities, with the Grizzlies giving up 480 yards on average and nearly 30 points per game.
Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.