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State college football glance: Overtime field goal hands Chadron State season-opening loss

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After missing his first two field-goal attempts, Colorado Mesa's Lucas Ruiz Diaz nailed a 38-yard game-winner in overtime to beat Chadron State 10-7 in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Ruiz Diaz's field goal came after the Eagles' (0-1) Dalton Holst tied the game by connecting on a 9-yard TD pass to Jalon'e Rice in the fourth quarter. Holst was 21-of-41 passing for 208 yards and the lone score.

The Mavericks (1-0) outproduced Chadron State offensively with 346 yards — including 228 rushing — to the Eagles' 266.

Jesse Rodriquez kicked off the scoring after breaking free for a 61-yard TD run to cap a first-quarter, two-play drive to give Colorado Mesa a 7-0 lead.

Benedictine 31, Peru State 27: Gary Fleming had 99 yards receiving for the Bobcats (1-2) on five receptions and a touchdown, but Benedictine (3-1) came on late in the third quarter, blocking a PAT and took a one-point lead following a 17-yard pass from Garrett Kettle to Rayshon Mills with 3:50 remaining in the frame.

Peru State missed a field goal to take the lead from 41-yards out with 10:39 to play, then the Ravens (3-1) tacked on their own field goal for the 31-27 final total.

Morningside 68, Briar Cliff 3: Joe Dolincheck threw for 265 yards and three touchdowns in a dominant win for Morningside (3-0, 3-0 Great Plains Athletic Conference) in Sioux City, Iowa.

Reid Jurgensmeier caught all three of Dolincheck's touchdown passes, while Arnijae Ponder ran for four scores. Ponder's effort set a new school record for career rushing touchdowns with 59. 

John Bell threw for 200 yards for the Chargers (0-4, 0-4).

Dordt 66, Jamestown 13: Signal-caller Noah Clayberg threw for four TDs and rushed for another score as the Defenders delivered a bruising defeat in Sioux Center, Iowa.

Clayberg gave Dordt (3-1, 3-1 GPAC) a 14-0 first-quarter lead with a 2-yard quarterback keeper before the Defenders erupted offensively with three TD passes in the second quarter.

Clayberge, a former Iowa Hawkeye defensive back, finished 15-for-18 passing for 220 yards, adding 108 on the ground.

Cade Torgerson led Jamestown (0-2, 0-2) with 113 yards passing and two touchdowns passes.


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