Dixie State Returns To Road Once Again To Meet Colorado Mesa

Dixie State Returns To Road Once Again To Meet Colorado Mesa

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.-Saturday, Dixie State football returns to the road in hopes of getting back on the winning track in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football action.

The Trailblazers will visit Grand Junction, Colo. to face the Colorado Mesa Mavericks for the 10th time in their NCAA Division II history as they seek their sixth win in conference play on the season.

The Mavericks lead the Trailblazers 7-2 all-time, including a 4-1 mark in Grand Junction.

Star Trailblazers tailback Sei-J Lauago continues to get closer to the all-time rushing record in program history.

Lauago has 1,533 rushing yards in his career and only needs 190 more yards to surpass DeJon Coleman’s record, which dates back to 2015-16.

The Trailblazers’ defense remains adept at getting after the quarterback as their 30 sacks are the most in the RMAC.

Colorado Mesa’s offense presents an imposing challenge for this Trailblazers’ defense as quarterback Eystin Salum has run for 455 yards and six touchdowns while also throwing for 1,613 yards, 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Salum’s best receiver has proven to be Peter Anderson (50 rec, 1,028 yards, 7 TD’s).

The Mavericks’ defense is led by defensive lineman Chance Drake (5 sacks) and defensive back Damar’ren Mitchell (5 interceptions).

Colorado Mesa has not had a successful season as the Mavericks come in at 4-4 and 3-4 in conference play. After starting 3-0, they have dropped four of their last five.