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South Dakota Mines snatches win over Black Hills

RAPID CITY, S.D. -- South Dakota Mines free safety Tom Lunzman intercepted Black Hills State quarterback Drew Hodgs' pass in the end zone in double overtime to send the Hardrockers to a 23-20 Dakota Athletic Conference win Saturday at O'Harra Sta...

RAPID CITY, S.D. -- South Dakota Mines free safety Tom Lunzman intercepted Black Hills State quarterback Drew Hodgs' pass in the end zone in double overtime to send the Hardrockers to a 23-20 Dakota Athletic Conference win Saturday at O'Harra Stadium.

South Dakota Mines (7-2, 6-1 DAC) faces Minot State on Sunday, Nov. 7, in the DAC Bowl at the Fargodome.

The Hardrockers can win the conference title and an automatic berth in the NAIA playoffs with a victory over the Beavers and a Dickinson State loss against Black Hills State (6-3, 5-2 DAC).

Andy Smith kicked a 24-yard field goal ion Mines' first possession of double overtime for the eventual game winner.

Everett Brill kept the Hardrockers in the game in the first overtime with a 1-yard touchdown run.

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The Yellow Jackets took a 20-13 lead after their possession in the first overtime as Hodgs hit Daniel Hancock on a 30-yard pass.

Smith's 32-yard field goal tied the game at 13 with 2 seconds left in regulation.

Hardrockers quarterback Nick Russell threw for 228 yards, completing 24 of 40 attempts. Hodgs threw three touchdowns, throwing for 209 yards.

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