Colorado Mines rallies to beat Minnesota State, advance to regional final in Division II playoffs – The Denver Post


The Orediggers aren’t done yet.

Riding an explosive performance from quarterback John Matocha, the Colorado School of Mines football team overcame a slow start to beat Minnesota State 48-45 on Saturday at Marv Kay Stadium and advance in the NCAA Division II football playoffs.

The Orediggers will go on the road to meet a familiar foe, second-ranked Angelo State, next Saturday in the regional final. Angelo State, which beat Bemidji State 33-7 on Saturday, took down Mines in a 30-27 overtime thriller on Sept. 10.

Mines (11-2) hasn’t lost since, ripping off 11 straight wins while scoring 30-plus points in each victory.

Mines had to survive a game Minnesota State (10-3) squad to advance in the second round, outlasting the Mavericks in a back-and-fourth shootout that produced 926 yards of total offense.


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