The 9th-ranked Nebraska-Kearney football scored 41 points in the first half and most of the starters sat in the second half in a 48-21 win over Fort Lewis Saturday at Foster Field.
The Lopers (9-1, 8-0 RMAC) also earned a share of the RMAC title as 16th-ranked Colorado Mines (8-2, 7-1 RMAC) lost 38-31 at Chadron State. The Eagles returned a kick off 87 yards for a score with about two minutes remaining after Mines had come back from a 28-0 deficit.
UNK plays the Orediggers next Saturday in Golden, Colo., to close out the regular season with an 18 game conference winning streak.
Senior wide receive Kyle Kaiser caught four passes for 120 yards and with 3,325 for his career now moves past Trevor Weston into second place on the Lopers all-time list. He also went over 1,000 receiving yards for the year, now at 1,072, joining Richie Ross as the only UNK receivers to have multiple 1,000 yard seasons. Finally, Kaiser has 5,108 career all-purpose yards, just the third Loper to reach that plateau.