SPEARFISH, S.D. (October 22, 2016) - Quarterback Rex Dausin (San Antonio, Texas) threw for a program record six touchdowns and the defense allowed just 35 rushing yards, as the Colorado State University-Pueblo football team rolled to a 49-14 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference road win at Black Hills State University, Saturday.
The ThunderWolves (5-3, 5-2 RMAC) allowed just 35 yards on the ground to the Yellow Jackets (5-3, 5-3 RMAC) to a team averaging 213.7 rushing yards per game. The Pack also produced two turnovers and didn't give one up to the RMAC-leading (third nationally) BHSU, who entered with a +12 turnover margin.
CSU-Pueblo posted a 456-204 margin in total yards, with 275 yards coming on the ground. The Pack entered the game 24th in NCAA Division II in rushing with 217.4 yards per game. The Pack had two backs post more than 100 yards, as senior Fradlet Dort (Lake Worth, Fla.) rushed 12 times for 106 yards (8.8 ypc), while redshirt-freshman Austin Micci (Colorado Springs, Colo.) carried the ball 22 times for 102 yards and a touchdown.
Dausin threw a touchdown on six of his 19 attempts, as he went 14-for-19 (73.7%) for 169 yards. His long throw went for a 43-yard score. He surpassed the previous program record of five passing touchdowns set by his older brother, Ross, in 2012 and Chris Bonner in 2013.
The Pack got their first 100 yard receiver in a game since Oct. 3 of last season, as senior Daniel Wise (WR, Amarillo, Texas) totaled 104 yards on six receptions with two touchdowns.
The defense was guided by redshirt-freshman Kyle Rosenbrock (LB, Brush, Colo.), who totaled 10 tackles (three solo) with 2.5 tackles for loss (-9 yards) and a forced fumble.
The Pack defense also held the Yellow Jackets to a 2-for-14 (14%) effort on third downs.
Following a fumble recovery on the first Black Hills State possession, the Pack took just three plays to the end zone, which was capped with a Dausin connection to senior Larry Clark (WR, Los Angeles, Calif.). The ThunderWolves were up 14-0 after the first when Dausin hit his second receiver for a score, K'Lan Anderson (WR, Vallejo, Calif.) for an eight-yard connection.
The two teams traded toucdowns twice in the 35-point second quarter, but it was Dausin hitting tight ends Michael Wristen (So., Broomfield, Colo.) and Zach Boyd (Jr., Fort Lupton, Colo.) from two yards out each time in the final five minutes of the frame to hand the road team a 35-14 lead at the break.
CSU-Pueblo scored twice in the second half and both came in the third quarter. Wise and Dausin connected again for a 43-yarder then Micci ran one in from six yards out.
The Pack stay on the road for a RMAC battle at Western State Colorado University (6-2, 6-2 RMAC), Oct. 29 at 1 p.m.
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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.