Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University football team won an overtime thriller over NCAA Division III opponent Wisconsin-Stout. The Yellow Jackets claimed the one point victory over Wisconsin-Stout 14-13 on a fourth-and-goal touchdown and point after..
“We played hard and never gave up”, said head coach Jay Long. “We always tell the defense ‘we have to do our job and get the offense the ball and let them take care of their business.’ In the end, the offense picked us up and the offense came through. That’s why it is a team game.”
The game was deadlock with no score going into halftime. The Jackets were the first to score as they took a 7-0 lead at the end of the third quarter on a pass from Drew Hodgs to Dustin Worthington. The fourth quarter’s only points came on a Ross Carey to Antwan Walker touchdown completion by Wisconsin-Stout, tying the game at 7-7.
Regulation proved to be not enough time as both offences stalled. The Blue Devils had the ball first and took only one play, a 25-yard touchdown pass from Carey to running back Craig Warminski, to get on the board. Place kicker Ryan Howg could not connect for the point after attempt making it a 13-7 Blue Devil lead. The Yellow Jackets took possession of the ball at the Blue Devil 25 yard line. It took eight plays for Black Hills State to score the tying touchdown which came on a one yard quarterback keeper from Hodgs. Devon Rounds was true with the point after attempt earning Black Hills State a 14-13 win.
The Yellow Jackets have this week off to prepare for a conference match-up at the Jamestown Jimmies, September 18 in Jamestown, N.D.
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