(Neb.)-Eagles top Yellow Jackets 43-13
SPEARFISH, S.D. – Glen Clinton rushed for 255 yards and three touchdowns and the Chadron State rushing attack set a school record with 495 yards in its 43-13 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference victory over Black Hills State Saturday at Lyle Hare Stadium.
The 495 yards rushing just clips the previous record of 492 set against Colorado School of Mines in 2000.
The running attack wasn't the only show, though. After piling up 704 total yards in a loss last week to fifth-ranked CSU-Pueblo, the Eagles' explosive offense finished with 708 yards and 40 first downs, the second-most in school history, Saturday against the Yellow Jackets.
Despite some early miscues – CSC started the game with consecutive turnovers – the Eagles shrugged off their sluggish start and outscored Black Hills State 29-7 in the second half en route to improving 5-2 this season and 4-1 in the conference.
Clinton, a senior from Cody, Wyo., who last week became just the second player in Chadron State history to amass over 5,000 all-purpose yards, averaged 8.5 yards a carry and added two receptions for 23 yards.
Clinton's first TD capped off a 13-play, 55-yard drive and then he added back-to-back TDs to close the third quarter and open the fourth. His TD run early in the fourth quarter was the exclamation point on a 10-play, 98-yard drive.
A cast of several other characters added to the record-breaking rushing attack for the Eagles. Michael Madkins ran for 90 yards and scored a 17-yard touchdown, Cody Paul had six carries for 77 yards, quarterbacks Patrick O'Boyle and Jonn McLain combined to rush for 65 yards and fullback Robert Jackson added 14 more.
The Eagles' passing game was also crisp. McLain completed 17 of 26 passes for 183 yards, including a 5-yard scoring pass to Kyle Vinich in the first quarter. O'Boyle also completed four of five passes for 30 yards and added a 10-yard scoring strike to Travis Reeves in the fourth quarter.
While the offense was firing on all cylinders, the defense proved to be stout. The Eagles only allowed Black Hills (0-6, 0-4 RMAC) 346 yards.
Ryan Wood and Lane Haller led the Eagles with six tackles apiece. Trelan Taylor, who was playing in his first game of the season, added five tackles and an interception.
Chadron State will host New Mexico Highlands Saturday. Kickoff is set for noon.
CSC 7 7 13 16 – 43
BH 3 3 7 0 – 13
BH – Gunner Eaton 34 field goal
CSC – Kyle Vinich 5 pass from Jonn McLain (Randy Wentz kick)
CSC – Glen Clinton 1 run (Wentz kick)
BH – Eaton 20 field goal
CSC – Michael Madkins 17 run (kick failed)
BH – Ward Anderson 1 run (Eaton kick)
CSC – Glen Clinton 14 run (Wentz kick)
CSC – Glen Clinton 22 run (Wentz kick)
CSC – Randy Wentz 38 field goal
CSC – Travis Reeves 10 pass from Patrick O'Boyle (kick failed)
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