No. 2 Colorado Mines stays unbeaten win over No. 4 Angelo State

Don’t look now, but Colorado isn’t the only undefeated nationally ranked college football team in the Centennial State.

No. 2 Colorado School of Mines maintained its perfect start to the season by rallying from an 11-point halftime deficit to take down No. 4 Angelo State, 31-21, in San Angelo, Texas, on Saturday.

The Orediggers scored 21 points in the fourth quarter, including a pair of Landon Walker touchdown runs and John Matocha’s 84-yard scoring strike to Max McLeod that put Mines (2-0) ahead for good.

Walker and Noah Roper combined for 113 yards and three rushing TDs, all coming in the second half, and McLeod had a game-high 147 yards receiving in the Orediggers’ second straight win over a top-five opponent.

Punter Blake Doud followed up last week’s specialist of the week performance in a win over then-No. 3 Grand Valley State by averaging 48.8 yards on seven punts and pinning Angelo State inside its own 20 three times. That included a career-long 77-yard boot and two that were downed at the Angelo State 1-yard line.

The Mines defense held Angelo State to 76 yards rushing (3.2 yards/carry), as the Orediggers outgained the Rams 383-354.

Matocha shook off a rough start to finish 17 of 34 for 245 yards passing and one touchdown.

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