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Montana Tech runs past Southern Oregon

Posted: 5:32 PM, Nov 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-02 19:44:06-04
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ASHLAND, Ore. -- Tyler Folkes and Trevor Hoffman each scored two touchdowns to help Montana Tech to a 28-14 Frontier Conference football win at Southern Oregon on Saturday.

Folkes put the 19th-ranked Orediggers on the board in the first quarter with a 2-yard touchdown run, but SOU quickly responded with a 22-yard scoring pass from Trent Banner to Jordan Suell.

From there, Tech took control. Hoffman scored his first touchdown on a 39-yard pass from Jet Campbell, Folkes took a handoff 57 yards and Campbell hooked up with Hoffman for a 28-yard score as Tech rattled off 21 unanswered points. Banner found Suell for another late SOU touchdown, but the damage was already done.

Despite losing leading rusher Jed Fike for the season to an injury, the Orediggers still accumulated 205 rushing yards on 50 attempts Saturday. Folkes contributed 89 of those yards on just 10 carries, while freshman Blake Counts handled the bulk of the rushing duties, carrying the ball 22 times for 96 yards. Campbell completed 10 of 20 passes for 157 yards and the two touchdowns to Hoffman, who had eight catches for 88 yards in the game.

It's the second consecutive win for Tech, which improves to 6-2 in the conference with two games remaining in the regular season. Montana Tech is at Carroll College on Nov. 9 before closing out the season with a home game against Rocky Mountain College on Nov. 16.

SOU fell to 3-5 in league play.