SPEARFISH, S.D. (GoThunderWolves.com - Oct. 26, 2013) - CSU-Pueblo logged over 600 yards of total offense in a road win over Black Hills State, snagging a 51-17 victory and securing its 28th straight RMAC victory, a conference record.
The ThunderWolves jumped out to a big lead and never looked back, using big gains on the ground from Chris Ashe (So., Colorado Springs, Colo.) and two big scoring plays - on identical cross routes from the slot - by Josh Sandoval (Sr., Pueblo, Colo.) help break open a game that was 24-7 by halftime and 44-14 by the end of the third quarter.
The ThunderWolves got a career-best 345 yards through the air from Chris Bonner (Jr., San Diego, Calif.), who was 22-for-30 but had a would-be banner day spoiled by two batted balls turned interceptions. Ashe ran for 140 yards and two scores while Sandoval finished with six catches for 162 yards, setting a high-yardage mark by a receiver since the return of the football program in 2008.
The victory is the Pack's 34th straight regular season win and its 28th straight Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference win. With the win, the Pack improves to 8-0 overall and 6-0 in RMAC play, more than likely maintaining its national ranking of third in the nation.
CSU-Pueblo returns home next weekend to host Colorado Mesa with a 6 p.m. kickoff.