October 13, 2013

Sunday's look back at football

Post-Game Notes | Northern Colorado at Idaho State | October 12, 2013

  • The Bears blocked their first PAT of the season, the first since Nov. 3, 2012 when Marcel Gibbons blocked one at Portland State. Senior S Mykel Morse scooped up the block and ran it back for a two-point conversion. Junior CB Courtney Hall was credited with the block, the first blocked kick of his career.
  • Redshirt freshman Nathan Shepherd got the first start of his career on defense, starting at nose guard as the team started in nickel defense. Shepherd ended the game with one tackle.
  • With a 35-yard reception, senior wideout Jace Davis extended his streak of catches to 31 consecutive games. Junior Dimitri Stimphil had the team's first catch of the day to stretch his streak to 18 straight.
  • Freshman Darius Graham bounced outside for a 26-yard gain in the third quarter, the team's longest rush of the season. Both Robert Holland and Tromaine Dennis had rushed for 19 yards earlier in the year.
  • Jace Davis recorded a season-high in receiving yards with six catches for 188 yards. His previous high this season was 156 yards against CSU-Pueblo. It is also the fourth-highest receiving total in Division I history and Davis now has three of the top five games in the school's Division I history.
  • Davis' 188 yards bring his career total to 2,409 yards, breaking the career Division I mark of 2,393 by Patrick Walker (2008-11).
  • Dimitri Stimphil ended the game with eight catches for 87 yards, giving him 660 yards for the season, which betters Jace Davis' mark of 642 from a season ago, which was the Division I record for receiving yards by a junior.
  • Senior quarterback Seth Lobato threw for over 300 yards for the ninth time in his career and the second-straight game as he completed 19-for-42 for 336 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Lobato's 336 yards rank ninth on the school's Division I list, giving Lobato seven of the top 10 passing yardage games since 2006.
  • Lobato also moved up one spot on the overall career passing yards list as he now has 6,864 yards. He passes V.J. Lechman (1989-92) who recorded 6,837 and is just 10 yards from tying Loren Snyder (1984-86) for second on the list.
  • The Bears defense recorded 108 tackles in the game, the most in a single game in the school's Division I history, bettering the mark they set last week at Sacramento State of 107. Prior to this year, the team single game record in Division I games was 101 from Oct. 10, 2009 against Portland State.
  • Senior linebacker Clarence Bumpas recorded a season-best 15 tackles in the game, including 12 assisted tackles to give him 151 for his career, which breaks the previous Division I career school record. The previous record for assist tackles was 150 by Cristian Sarmento (2006-08).
  • With his 65 rushing yards in the game, senior running back Tromaine Dennis now ranks 15th all-time in Northern Colorado history with 1,299 yards, passing Harvey Patton (1990-93) who rushed for 1,293 in his career.