Football team loses to CSU-P, 28-6

Quarterback Dalton Holst (14), redshirt freshman of Gillette, Wyoming, escapes a sack from CSU-Pueblo’s Josh Croy (10), senior of Littleton, Colorado, during Saturday’s football game against Colorado State University-Pueblo at Elliott Field.


CSU-P has a history of being one of the biggest and toughest team in the RMAC. With the win over CSC, the ThunderWolves earned the co-championship of the conference with Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction.
The ThunderWolves forced three turnovers, two interceptions and a fumble, to help them control the field for more than 36 minutes. Runningback Marche Dennard, junior of Phoenix, ran 25 times for 110 yards and two touchdowns.
Dennard accounted for more than half of CSU-P’s 206 total rushing yards.
The Eagle offense could only muster 226 total yards, 56 on the ground, and were kept out of the end zone by the RMAC’s best defense.
Dalton Holst, redshirt freshman of Gillette, Wyoming, threw for 141 yards. Derek Jackson, senior of Pueblo West, Colorado, led the rushing attack with 42 yards.
The only score of the game came on an interception returned for a touchdown, from Tyler Lewis, redshirt sophomore of Arvada, Colorado, halfway through the third quarter.
It was Lewis’ second defensive touchdown in as many weeks, as he returned a fumble 67 yards last week against Black Hills State University, Spearfish, South Dakota.
The Eagles brought in six individual postseason awards, one First Team, and five Second Team honors.
Travis Romsa, redshirt junior of Burns, Wyoming, earned First Team All-RMAC, leading the offensive line that led the conference in sacks allowed.
The offensive player to earn a conference honor was Colt Foster, redshirt sophomore of Hemingford. The tight end averaged more than 13 yards per catch and hauled in four touchdowns.
Three defensive players were honored with Second Team All-RMAC awards. Collin Eisenman, senior of Sheridan, Wyoming; Mitch Collicott, senior of McCook, and Truett Box, senior of Cheyenne Wells, Colorado, all earned the nod.
Punter Zack Kozlik, junior of Coronado, California, also earned Second Team honors.
A handful of Eagles received honorable mention for the postseason awards.

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