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Northern Colorado Bears (2-2)


Dotson lights up Northern Colorado's win over Idaho State

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) Elijah Dotson broke a tie with a short touchdown run and followed it up with a long punt return for a score to spark Northern Colorado's 35-14 victory over Idaho State on Saturday.

The Bears broke the game open in the fourth quarter, scoring three touchdowns in the first 6-plus minutes of the period. Dotson's 2-yard touchdown run gave Northern Colorado a 21-14 lead with 14:23 remaining. After the Bears forced a punt, Dotson returned the kick 82 yards for a score. Northern Colorado struck again on Idaho State's next possession when Elijah Anderson-Taylor returned a fumble 47 yards for another score and a 35-14 lead.

Dotson had 211 all-purpose yards - 102 rushing and 27 receiving to go with the 82-yard punt return.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: J. Sirmon558
Passing TDs: D. McCaffrey3
Rushing Yards: E. Dotson223
Rushing TDs: D. Afari3
Receiving Yards: T. Graham Jr.243
Receiving TDs: T. Graham Jr.3
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2022
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/3 vs. Houston Christian L 34 - 46
9/10 at Wyoming L 10 - 33
9/17 at Lamar W 21 - 14
9/24 vs. Idaho State W 35 - 14
10/1 at Idaho 6:00 PT7:00 MT8:00 CT9:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 北京时间6:00 MST7:00 CST8:00 EST
10/8 at Sacramento State 6:00 PT7:00 MT8:00 CT9:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 北京时间6:00 MST7:00 CST8:00 EST
10/15 vs. Montana State 12:00 PT1:00 MT2:00 CT3:00 ET7:00 GMT3:00 北京时间12:00 MST1:00 CST2:00 EST
10/22 vs. UC Davis 12:00 PT1:00 MT2:00 CT3:00 ET7:00 GMT3:00 北京时间12:00 MST1:00 CST2:00 EST
11/5 at Portland State 2:05 PT3:05 MT4:05 CT5:05 ET9:05 GMT5:05 北京时间2:05 MST3:05 CST4:05 EST
11/12 vs. Northern Arizona 11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET7:00 GMT3:00 北京时间12:00 MST1:00 CST2:00 EST
11/19 at Eastern Washington 1:00 PT2:00 MT3:00 CT4:00 ET9:00 GMT5:00 北京时间2:00 MST3:00 CST4:00 EST
Big Sky
  Conference Overall
3 Montana 1-0 4-0
8 Weber State 1-0 4-0
4 Montana State 1-0 3-1
Idaho 1-0 2-2
Northern Colorado 1-0 2-2
5 Sacramento State 0-0 3-0
Cal Poly 0-0 1-2
20 Eastern Washington 0-1 1-2
Northern Arizona 0-1 1-3
California-Davis 0-1 1-3
Portland State 0-1 0-3
Idaho State 0-1 0-4
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 1344 (50)
Passing Yards: 1009 (22)
Rushing Yards: 335 (99)
Points per game: 25.0 (56)
Yards per game: 336.0 (68)
Touchdowns: 11 (54)
Field Goals: 1 (108)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 1532 (77)
Passing Yards: 813 (63)
Rushing Yards: 719 (90)
Points per game: 26.8 (50)
Yards per game: 383.0 (62)
Touchdowns: 12 (57)
Field Goals: 6 (109)