RANGER FOOTBALL FALLS IN SEASON OPENER TO CSU-PEUBLO

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RANGER FOOTBALL FALLS IN SEASON OPENER TO CSU-PEUBLO

Jared JacksonThe Northwestern Oklahoma State University football team came away empty-handed in Pueblo, Colo. in the Rangers season opener against Colorado State University – Pueblo. The Rangers fell to the Thunderwolves 55-13.

Northwestern fell behind 17-0 before Kyle Jech completed a 36-yard pass to Jared Jackson for the Rangers’ first score with 7:40 on the clock in the second quarter.

CSU-Pueblo scored two more touchdowns in the second quarter to hold a 31-6 halftime advantage.

After 38 unanswered points, Jackson scored his second touchdown of the day, scoring on a five-yard run with 4:15 left in the game.

The Thunderwolves had 102 more yards of total offense, out-manning Northwestern 402 to 300 yards. CSU-Pueblo picked up most of its yards in the air, tallying 316 passing yards.

Northwestern had a balanced attack of 152 yards rushing and 148 passing.

Jackson led the Ranger offense with 85 yards rushing on 16 carries and picked up 51 yards on three receptions. Nate Guillory had 14 rushing attempts for 52 yards. Jech completed 13-of-31 passes for 148 yards.

Defensively, Northwestern’s Chris Jones paced the Rangers with eight tackles, six of which were solo. Jaeden Berrsche followed with five tackles, including 1.5 for loss, a half of a sack and one forced fumble.

The Rangers (0-1) will be idle in week two and will travel to the University of South Dakota on Sept. 18 for a 4 p.m. game in Vermillion, S.D.