**For Immediate Release**
Colorado Mines Tops the Aggies, 41-13
-by Scott Puryear of OPSU Sports on 10/01/07
Goodwell, Okla. - On a windy Saturday afternoon, the Colorado School of Mines topped Oklahoma Panhandle State in the Aggie Homecoming game by a 41-13 score.
The Orediggers drew first blood and held a 20-0 lead with less than five minutes to play in the first half. However, the Aggies went on the scoreboard with 1:15 to play in the half on a nifty 30-yard Andrew McGlory to Johnnie King touchdown pass.
The Orediggers opened a lead of 27-7 at the end of the third quarter and though OPSU’s Eric Lucero scored on a one-yard smash early in the fourth quarter, the visitors answered with 14 points in the last 11 minutes for a final score of 41-13.
The Oredigger defensive line was especially tough, limiting the Aggies to -11 yards on the ground. The OPSU air attack fared better, with 205 yards, most of it accomplished by the arm of McGlory who completed 15 of 24 passes for 129 yards. King was the OPSU reception leader with a game high 121 yards on nine grabs.
David Pesek, CSoM’s excellent quarterback, put up 357 yards on 24 completions in 40 attempts.
Tough linebacker Matt Warner led the home team with ten tackles while athletic defensive back Craig Maynard was in on eight stops for OPSU. Two of the biggest Aggie defensive plays of the day came from defensive back Jeffery Thompson. The sophomore made a gutsy 36-yard return after an interception and also nailed Pesek for an 11-yard loss on a blitz.
With the victory, the Orediggers upped their season record to 2-3 while the Aggies now stand at 0-4.
The Aggies will be on the road on each of the next two Saturdays. This coming weekend, they will be in Alva to go against Northwestern Oklahoma State (now 2-3). The week after, they will be across the state in Muskogee for a contest with Bacone. They will return to their home field on October 20th for a tangle with Western State.