Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day September 24th, 2016: New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys @ Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves (NCAA D-II RMAC Football)

The Pack is back on track. After a huge Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference win the T-Wolves are ready to win another this week. The Cowboys from New Mexico Highlands come in and try to stop that from happening. Action from the Neta & Eddie DeRose Thunderbowl get underway at 6pm. It’s Youth Football Night so take your youngster, they get in free if they’re wearing their jersey. Here’s how the RMAC foes stack up:

New Mexico Highlands Cowboys:

  • (0-3) Overall in 2016, (0-2) in RMAC
    • 10th in RMAC
    • Lost to Dixie State 21-14
    • Lost to Colorado School of Mines 54-14
    • Lost to Northern Arizona University 73-3
  • Not ranked in the Top 25
  • Average 10.3 points per game, 68.3 rushing yards per game & 215.7 passing yards per game
    • Jairan Manning leads team with 33 rushes for 104 yards (2.8 yards per carry)
    • Vincent Venegas leads team with 14 receptions for 157 yards (11.2 yards per reception)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Cody Keith (Senior)
    • Donte Lynch (Junior)

Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves:

  • (1-2) Overall in 2016, (1-1) in RMAC
    • 6th in RMAC
    • Lost to Colorado School of Mines 57-21
    • Lost to West Texas A&M 26-10
    • Defeated South Dakota Mines 37-10
  • Not ranked in Top 25
  • Average 22.7 points per game, 176.3 rushing yards per game & 183.7 passing yards per game
    • Bernard McDondle leads team with 35 carries for 292 yards (8.3 per carry)
    • Osha Washington leads team with 13 receptions for 193 yards (14.8 yards per reception)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Brandon Payer (Sophomore)
    • Austin Micci (Redshirt Freshmen)

Triple R’s Bold Prediction of the Game:

“Defense and the rushing game were big last week for the Pack, don’t see that changing this week. Thunderwolves win big tonight.”

Triple R’s Game Prediction:

“Pack defeats Cowboys 45-7.”

The Thunderbowl is going to be rocking tonight, a huge win tonight and the Pack is back in the hunt for the RMAC Championship, a lose and it will be even tougher to come back. Defense was huge in last week’s win, the D is going to have to be tough again tonight. Kickoff at 6pm from Pueblo. Look for updates on Facebook (Triple R Report) & Twitter (@triplerreport). Hope to see you at the Thunderbowl, and don’t forget to “Bring The Thunder”.