Adams State

Coach: Marty Heaton, 7th season

2013: 7-4, 5-4 RMAC

Returning starters: 10 offense, 7 defense

Key players: QB Auston Hillman, soph,; RB Jabari Ray Garvin, soph.; CB Cariel Brooks, sr,; DE Derek Mathiason, sr.

Outlook: The Grizzlies lost their leading tackler, but several players return from last year’s top RMAC defense.

Black Hills State

Coach: John Reiners, 3rd season

2013: 3-6, 3-6 RMAC

Key players: QB Ward Anderson, sr.; TE Luke Whalen, sr.; LB Trent Boner, sr.; LB Jeremy Tuten, sr.

Outlook: The Yellow Jackets were last in the RMAC in scoring defense and total defense.


Chadron State

Coach: Jay Long, 3rd season

2013: 8-3, 7-2 RMAC

Returning starters: 4 offense, 8 defense

Key players: QB Jonn McLain, sr.; OL Mike Lorenzo, sr.; LB Dylan Furrier, jr.; DB Lane Haller, sr.

Outlook: The Eagles lost the RMAC’s leading rusher and the team’s leading tackler, but have a veteran leader in McLain.


Colorado School of Mines

Coach: Bob Stitt, 15th season

2013: 8-3, 7-2 RMAC

Returning starters: 8 offense, 6 defense

Key players: QB Justin Dvorak, soph.; TE Matt Brown, sr.; WR Jimmy Ellis, jr.; LB Kole Kadavy, sr.

Outlook: The Orediggers’ offense can be explosive again if Dvorak can lead it like Brown did last year.



Coach: John Wristen, 7th season

2013: 11-1, 9-0 RMAC, lost to Grand Valley St. in NCAA second round

Returning starters: 8 offense, 8 defense

Key players: QB Chris Bonner, sr,; RB Cameron McDondle, jr.; DL Darius Allen, sr.; DB Stephan Dickens, sr.

Outlook: Led by a Harlon Hill candidate and a Gene Upshaw award winner, the ThunderWolves are poised to win a fourth consecutive RMAC crown.


Fort Lewis

Coach: John L. Smith, 2nd season

2013: 4-7, 3-6 RMAC

Key players: QB Jordan Doyle, jr.; WR Maurice Anderson, sr.; DL Ryan Ross, sr.; DL DeAntuan Whitehead, sr.

Outlook: The Skyhawks were last in the RMAC in scoring offense and total offense, but have a healthy QB in Doyle.


New Mexico Highlands

Coach: Eric Young, 4th season

2013: 2-9, 1-8 RMAC

Returning starters: 5 offense, 4 defense

Key players: QB Lance Orender, sr.; WR Tyler Slavin, sr.; LB Jared Koster, sr.; P Patrick Carney, sr.

Outlook: There are several new players for the Cowboys, but one of their best defensive players returns in Koster.

Western New Mexico

Coach: Adam Clark, 5th season

2013: 4-6, 4-5 RMAC

Returning starters: 6 offense, 6 defense

Key players: QB Mitch Glasmann, jr.; WR/RS Donald Byrd, sr.; DE Zachary Dembrowski, sr.; DB Deshawn Hathorn, sr.

Outlook: Byrd is a threat in the passing game and in the return game for the Mustangs, who were 3-1 at home last year.


Western State Colorado

Coach: Jas Bains, 4th season

2013: 2-9, 2-7 RMAC

Returning starters: 8 offense, 9 defense

Key players: QB Brett Arrivey, soph., RB Austin Ekeler, soph.; LB Jaden Terry, sr.; S Cole Waliczek, sr.

Outlook: The Mountaineers are poised to move up in the RMAC after losing four games by a combined six points last season.


—By Allen Gemaehlich


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