Sophomore running back Rustin Dring ran for a career-high 219 yards and the Nebraska-Kearney defense came up with eight sacks to beat Colorado School of Mines, 24-12, Saturday afternoon at Ron & Carol Cope Stadium.
In front of a crowd of 4,862, the Lopers (9-1, 8-0 RMAC), now winners of nine straight, secure a piece of the RMAC title. UNK can win the title outright with a win at Mesa State next Saturday in the regular season finale.
Mines (7-3, 7-1 RMAC) and UNK came into today’s game with perfect conference records. The Orediggers, who had won three in a row over the Lopers, host New Mexico Highlands to close out the year.
On the day, UNK out gained Mines 430-256. Thanks to those eight sacks, for a loss of 35 yards, Mines had -12 rushing yards on 18 carries.
Story courtesy of UNK athletics.