The 21st-ranked Nebraska-Kearney Lopers ran for 346 yards and five touchdowns and five touchdowns in a 52-3 rout of New Mexico Highlands Saturday in Las Vegas, N.M. The 346 yards, were the 8th most in school history. The Lopers have won six straight since losing their first game and are undefeated in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.
UNK finished with 461 yards of offense compared to just 94 of Highlands. Rustrin Dring, the RMAC’s leading rusher, finished with a career high 185 yards and one TD on 25 carries. Sophomore back Riley Newcomer had 82 yards on only 10 carries.
Chadron State scored three touchdowns in less than four minutes during the second quarter and the defense allowed just 204 yards as the Eagles cruised to a 42-7 victory over Western New Mexico on Saturday to move their RMAC record to 3-2, 4-3 overall.
Nebraska-Omaha’s Greg Wunderlich threw for 304 yards and tossed three touchdowns to help the Mavericks upset the no. 12-ranked Washburn Ichabods 31-21 on Homecoming Saturday at Caniglia Field. The Mavericks racked up 427 yards of total offense, their third highest of the year. With the win, the Mavs improve to 5-2 and 4-1 in Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association play.
No. 14 Wayne State was dominated by Bemidji State, who controlled the ball for 44:06 while running 85 plays to Wayne State’s 45 plays as the Beavers won 21-10 in Northern Sun Conference football. It was snowy and cold up north in Minnesota.