Mountaineers drop close game to CSU-Pueblo on the gridiron

Next home game is Saturday

In a closely contested game, it’s the little things that make a big difference.
The Mountaineers 2-6 overall (2-5 RMAC) fell to CSU-Pueblo, 17-20 as Western State College hosted Family Weekend.
The Thunderwolves scored first, entering with a 10-0 lead into the second quarter. From there, the Mountaineers gained their momentum and finally tied the score by halftime.
In the third quarter, the Mountaineers took the lead on a rushing touchdown by senior Nathan Acrey, but the Thunderwolves regrouped and found the back of the end zone on a four-yard pass.
With the score tied both teams entered the final quarter. A 42-yard field goal by Kyle Major sealed the game for the Thunderwolves, forcing the Mountaineers to come up with something on the offensive end with only 17 seconds remaining in the game.
On several attempts to move the ball quickly down the field, the Mountaineers couldn’t get into field goal range to tie the game.
Thunderwolves sophomore quarterback Bobby Washington, threw for 229 yards and two touchdowns.
Western’s running game was lead by senior running back Acrey who went for a game best 97 yards and two touchdowns. Senior quarterback Cameron Merrill also had a strong day passing, throwing for 178 yards.
Western’s next game is November 1 at home against Adams State at 1 p.m.

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