UNC football team dominates Colorado Mesa in home-opener
Published: Saturday, September 8, 2012
Updated: Saturday, September 8, 2012 21:09
The UNC football team earned its first win since the 2010 season with a 40-3 victory Saturday against Colorado Mesa at Nottingham Field.
The University of Northern Colorado (1-1) had its first winning experience since Nov. 13, 2010 in a 35-30 win at Portland State in the season’s finale, and the last home win occurred earlier in the 2010 season against Idaho State with a 35-21 win Sept. 18.
With his first win as the Bears’ head coach, Earnest Collins Jr. credited the players for the win and the progress the team has made in a year.
“It’s an awesome feeling to see your kids finally start to get what you want out of them,” Collins said. “I say this all the time, they talk around the country about this great coach and this great coach, but if you don’t have the players, I don’t care how great a coach you are, it doesn’t really matter. I tell (the team) this all the time, ‘You make us, we don’t make you. All we do is make sure things are organized, we push you past the limit you think you ca ngo.’ But when it comes down to it, you’ve got to have players to get the job done.”
Senior wide receiver Dominic Gunn had 193 all-purpose yards, 133 of those off pun treturns. The 133 yards jumped him into fifth on the UNC all-time punt return yards list with 490.
Junior running back Tromaine Dennis gave the Bears three of their four touchdowns and racked up 104 all-purpose yards.
For the full game recap, check out Monday’s edition of The Mirror.