The Fort Hays State Tigers gained 537 yards of offense and set a school record for points as they win their fifth-straight, 63-17 over South Dakota Mines Saturday afternoon at Lewis Field. The win improves FHSU to 5-4 overall while the Hardrockers fall to 5-4.
Chris Brown Postgame Interview
The Tigers scored their first touchdown on Keaton Callins’ 60-yard punt returns for a touchdown to give the Tigers their first score. DeAndre James 81-yard kickoff return set up Andre Smith’s 11-yard TD run to push the Tigers lead to 14-3 with 3:41 to play in the first quarter.
Ed Willams hauled in a 79-yard TD pass from Treveon Albert with 1:06 to play in the first quarter to push the lead to 21-3. Albert added a 27-yard touchdown run late in the second to give FHSU a 28-10 halftime lead
Treveon Albert / Michael Jordon Postgame Interview
The Tigers opened the third quarter with a seven-play, 58-yard touchdown capped by Andre Smith’s second touchdown run of the game from two yards out. The Hardrockers answered with a 10-play, 75-yard drive to cut the gap to 35-17.
The Tigers would score the games final 28 points on a Callins 20-yard catch, a Kenneth Iheme 38-yard run, Zach Gaugham 10-yard catch and Evan Jennings 34-yard catch.
Albert completed 11-of-20 passes for 247 yards and two touchdowns. Callins led the Tigers with six receptions for 109 yards and a score. Edward Smith led the Tigers ground game with 72 yards.
Micheal Jordan led the Tigers defense with 10 tackles and one of their three interceptions. Michael Terry and Zach Nash had the other two.