South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Athletics

11/16/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/16/2019 21:09

'Rockers Close Out Season With Big RMAC Win Over Skyhawks

DURANGO, Colo. --- The South Dakota School of Mines football team closed out the 2019 campaign with an exciting win over Fort Lewis College, 27-17, Saturday afternoon during a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference game in Durango, Colorado.
SD Mines closed out the game scoring 20 unaswered points to finish the year with a 3-8 overall record and 2-8 mark in the RMAC.

Hardrocker junior running back , who finished the day with 119 rushing yards on 34 carries and two touchdowns also earned a big milestone. By the end of the first half of play, Lewis broke the SD Mines season rushing record.

Lewis now holds the record with 1,385 rushing yards. The old record was held by Jim Guthrie who had 1,314 from 1977. Lewis also set a new record for carries in a season with 308 carries.

also added to his overall leading Hardrocker scorer total now with 190 points and added to his record of extra points in a career, adding three from Saturday for 106 total.

With the Hardrockers up by a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter, 24-17, picked off a Fort Lewis pass and returned it 33 yards into Hardrocker territory to ice the game. The 'Rockers were able to salt away a lot time before Sefa connect on a 25 yard field goal to give them a 10-point edge and the eventual outcome.

closed out the game completing 19-30 passes for 246 yards and TD pass. That TD reception was to in the first part of the fourth quarter to tie the game at 17-17.

led the Hardrockers receivers with 85 yards on five catches. Lewis and had four catches for 50 yards and Allec Van Horn came up with four receptions for 49 yards.

led the 'Rocker defense with nine total tackles and one sack for a loss of 10 yards. had seven total tackles and added six tackles, which included two sacks for a loss of 24 yards and one broken up pass.

This was the second year in a row that the 'Rockers defeated Fort Lewis College on the last game of the season.