Dixie State Football Returns To The Road To Face Black Hills State Saturday

first_img Tags: Black Hills State/Dixie State/Drew Hebel/Eriq Swiftwater/Grand Valley State/NCAA Division II/Payten Gilmore/Ryan Hommel FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSPEARFISH, S.D.-After three consecutive home games, and three consecutive victories, the Dixie State University Trailblazers’ football team returns to the road to ensue in its Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference season.Saturday finds Dixie State at Spearfish, S.D. to battle the Black Hills State Yellow Jackets who come in at 0-4 as opposed to the Trailblazers’ record of 3-1. Both of these teams’ records also entail their RMAC seasons thus far as well.While the Trailblazers have been blessed to have three of their first four games of the season at home, the inverse has been true for the Yellow Jackets as three of their first four games have been on the road.Despite Black Hills State’s poor record, signal-caller Ryan Hommel has been solid, completing 60.8 percent of his passes on the season for 753 yards, four touchdowns and one interception.Hommel has also run for 202 yards and a pair of scores for the Yellow Jackets while Payten Gilmore is Black Hills State’s leading rusher thus far, running for 145 yards and a pair of scores.The leading receiver for the Yellow Jackets on the season is Eriq Swiftwater who has hauled in 24 grabs for 234 yards and two touchdowns.The problems for Black Hills State lie primarily on the defensive side of the ball as they have surrendered 472.2 yards per game with senior defensive back Drew Hebel’s two interceptions leading the Yellow Jackets.The Trailblazers have already made history this season as the 3-1 start is their best-ever mark in their history as an NCAA Division II member.This is the first of two consecutive road games for Dixie State as the Trailblazers will have their first non-conference game of the season October 6 at #3 Grand Valley State at Allendale, Mich. Written by Brad James September 28, 2018 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Football Returns To The Road To Face Black Hills State Saturdaylast_img

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