HELENA – For the first time in 17 years Rocky Mountain College left Nelson Stadium with a victory over Carroll College on Saturday.

That didn’t sit well with Saints coach Mike Van Diest, whose defense allowed 206 passing yards, 297 rushing and 40 points by the Battlin’ Bears.

“It’s the inconsistencies that we probably have, that will go show up on film,” said Van Diest. “I think there are some things decision-wise that we’re not doing a good job on the field. I think defensively I’ve have not done a good job, haven’t put guys in good positions. A couple defenses I’ve called, it seems like whenever I try to make something happen, it’s a big one against us. We’ve got guys out of position, and they’re attacking and we’re not adjusting really well. Thant’s on me as a coach. The players have to learn how to adjust to it, but we got to put the players in position. Right now, we’re not doing that. I’m not doing that defensively.”

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Carroll will have another chance to get back to its winning ways this Saturday when the Saints host MSU-Northern.

For highlights from Saturday’s 40-14 loss to Rocky click here. For more postgame thoughts from both Van Diest and Rocky coach Jason Petrino check out our link here.

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