Last Updated: December 21, 2017, 3:57 pm

DSU falls to CSU-P

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In its final road game of the season, Dixie State University football fell victim to a 24-13 defeat.

For most of the game, the Trailblazers were trading field goals for touchdowns against Colorado State University-Pueblo.

DSU totaled just 313  yards of offense, which is the lowest total yards allowed by the Trailblazers’ defense this season, but managed to outgain the ThunderWolves, who tallied only 268.

The Trailblazers went into halftime trailing 21-6. It’s only points came from 2 field goals by last week’s hero, sophomore kicker Anthony Reyes. Reyes connected on field goals from 38 and 40 yards.

DSU cut the lead to just eight points as freshman quarterback Josh Thompson found freshman wide receiver Taj Broomfield for a 12-yard touchdown. The touchdown trimmed the deficit to just eight points, but that is as close as DSU would get.

CSU-P would add a field goal of its own near the end of the fourth quarter, handing DSU its fifth loss of the season, 24-13.

DSU’s run game, which has been the most efficient source of offense over the past five games, was lacking against CSU-P. The Trailblazers averaged 314 rush yards per game during that time, but were limited to just 127 yards on the ground.

Thompson played a large part in DSU’s offense as he completed 17 of his 23 pass attempts for a total of 186 yards. His 17 completions are one off of his season high of 18, which came against Black Hills State University Sept. 17.

DSU is 5-5 in the season and 5-4 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. It currently sits in fourth place in the conference and has already set a program record for wins in the Division II era with five.   

The Trailblazers will aim to increase that record as they play their final home game of the season against Fort Lewis College Saturday. As it is the last home game, the seniors will be recognized. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. inside Legend Solar Stadium.

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