ThunderWolves cap perfect conference season with 33-7 victory at NMHU

ThunderWolves cap perfect conference season with 33-7 victory at NMHU

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (November 14, 2015) – The No. 4 Colorado State University-Pueblo secured its fifth consecutive Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championship by finishing the perfect 9-0 conference season with a 33-7 victory at New Mexico Highlands University, Saturday.

The ThunderWolves went 10-1 during the regular season and will learn their NCAA postseason position at the NCAA Selection Show Sunday at 3 p.m. MST on 

The defense held their opponent to 10 or less points seven of 11 games during the regular season and finished with 14.5 points allowed per game (12.7 ppg in conference). The Pack recovered three fumbles, totaled three interceptions and recorded three sacks in the victory.

CSU-Pueblo again relied on the ground game to post the win, as the Pack rushed for 276 yards, this time without their top back, Cameron McDondle (Sr., Littleton, Colo.). Brother Bernard McDondle (So., Littleton, Colo.) carried the load and rushed 19 times for 178 yards (9.4 ypc) and a score. 

He surpassed the 1,000 yard mark for the season and with C. McDondle became the first combination in school history to both reach the 1,000 yard mark in a season. Entering the season, only 31 times in NCAA Division II history had two players from the same team reached the milestone.

Junior Fradlet Dort (Lake Worth, Fla.) had a career game and totaled 105 yards and two touchdowns with a long run of 50 yards. He averaged 15.0 yards per carry and recorded 40- and 50-yard rushing touchdowns.

The ThunderWolves finished the season rushing for at least 266 yards in all but one game, the loss at West Texas A&M University. The Pack also had two players reach 100 yards or more in six contests in 2015.

Senior Kevin Cuff (LB, San Diego, Calif.) led the team with seven tackles, all solo, and added a tackle for loss. Senior defensive tackle Tony Campton (Littleton, Colo.) recorded six tackles (four solo) with a sack.

Pack Points

• The ThunderWolves were outgained for just the third time this season, 311-286.
• The Pack created six turnovers for the second time this season (six interceptions at Adams State).
• CSU-Pueblo attempted just seven passes and the lone completion went for a touchdown, 10 yards to senior tight end Treyben Letlow (Hayden, Colo.). 

Next Up

The ThunderWolves entered the weekend as the No. 5 team in Super Region Four. The Pack learn what is next Sunday at 3 p.m. on the selection show, which should confirm CSU-Pueblo's fifth straight appearances in the NCAA Playoffs.

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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.