Briefs: Mesa State Sports Roundup October 07, 2008
• Mesa player ejected in loss to Regis
Mesa State was whistled for 15 fouls, including one ejection Monday in a 2-0 RMAC loss to Regis in Denver.
The game was played Monday after lightning postponed play midway through the second half of a scoreless game Sunday.
“It wasn’t good,” Mesa State coach Josh Pittman said. “We were in complete control of the game just like today.”
Regis (3-6-1, 2-3-1 RMAC) scored in the 28th minute then Mesa State’s Ben Potter received two yellow cards in the 29th minute, leading to his ejection. The Rangers scored another goal in the 64th minute.
Pittman said the referee ejected Potter for questioning his calls.
The No. 24 Mavericks (7-5-0, 3-3-0 RMAC) had to play short-handed for the rest of the game and Regis took advantage, adding another goal in the 64th minute.
• Mavs ranked eighth in region
Mesa State is ranked eighth in the first NCAA Super Region poll, released by the NCAA Division II football committee late Monday afternoon.
The Mavericks (4-2) are two spots out of a NCAA Division II playoff berth in the Super Region 3, which includes the RMAC, Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference and the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
“We’re in there I guess,” Mesa State coach Joe Ramunno said. “We have no where to go but up. Thankfully, there is still a lot of football to play.”
The top six teams qualify for the playoffs, with the three conference champions receiving automatic berths.
• Coy wins another RMAC award
Mesa State running back Bobby Coy is the Rawlings RMAC offensive player of the week.
The junior from Littleton rushed for a game-high 199 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner with 5:14 left in the Mavericks’ 27-24 victory Saturday over the Colorado School of Mines.
Coy has rushed for more than 110 yards in five of Mesa’s six games and is averaging 145.7 yards per game.
This is the second time this season Coy received the award.