RMAC Football Week 9 Release

Grizzlies receiving votes in AFCA Coaches’ Poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Click here to view the ninth Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) football release of the 2011 season. Monday’s release includes league standings, RMAC/Rawlings Players of the Week, recent results, upcoming match-ups, news & notes from around the league and a look at the polls.

By winning their third straight on Saturday over Fort Lewis, 46-0, the Grizzlies not only brought the Musket back to Alamosa but also moved into fifth place in the league standings. The win was both ASC’s largest road victory and most points scored away from Alamosa since a 55-7 win a Oklahoma Panhandle State on Nov. 4, 2006.

Adams State took control early against the Skyhawks and never let off the pedal, putting points on the board in each quarter. Senior running back Terjean Saffold (Stockton, Calif.), who now ranks second in the league in rushing at 90.5 yards per game, had two first quarter scores for the second straight week.

Junior quarterback Trevor Eggleston (Tucson, Ariz.) connected for three touchdown passes in the game, finding senior Delton Prescott (Phoenix, Ariz.) for strikes of seven and four yards, and finding senior Dustin Bolt (Alamosa, Colo.) for a 23-yard strike. Bolt, who ranks third in the RMAC in scoring with 8.4 points per game, leads the conference with 86.4 yards receiving per game and shares the lead with 6.0 receptions per game.

Bolt accounted for all 10 of the Grizzlies’ third quarter points Saturday, kicking a field goal, catching a TD pass and then hitting the point after attempt to boot.

The offensive output for the Grizzlies concluded with a 48-yard hook-up between junior quarterback Marc Amos (Lakewood, Colo.) and senior Mohamad Hasoon (Golden, Colo.).

Meanwhile, the Grizzly defense was giving up nothing to the Skyhawks. For the third time this season, ASC limited an opponent to less than 200 yards of total offense and less than 25 yards of rushing, as FLC gained just 177 total and 23 on the ground.

The Grizzlies current winning streak is the longest since they won three straight from Sept. 26-Oct. 10, 2009. The turnaround since opening the league slate with a 3-game skid that included losses against currently 7th-ranked Colorado State-Pueblo and 10th-ranked Nebraska-Kearney has also got the Grizzlies into the “Others Receiving Votes” category of Monday’s American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division II Coaches’ Poll.

But another big test awaits the Grizzlies on Saturday as they return home to face their ranked foe of the season at Rex Stadium in No. 25 Colorado Mines.

The Orediggers, who sport a 6-2 record and are 4-2 in the RMAC, are presently third in the league standings. CSM climbed to as high as 20th in the Sept. 12 edition of the AFCA poll, but was only receiving votes in each poll until this week.

Led by this week’s RMAC/Rawlings Offensive Player of the Week, Colorado Mines topped Western State 48-33 last weekend and is currently riding a 2-game winning streak.

Adams State last topped Colorado Mines in 2006 by a 26-7 tally.

Related Item: AFCA Division II Coaches’ Poll Week 8

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