Posted: Sep 21, 2009 8:10 PM
Updated: Sep 21, 2009 8:10 PM
CSU-Pueblo had perhaps its biggest win in program history this weekend, with a shocking upset at three-time Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference champion Chadron State.
"For a second year program to make a statement like that in the RMAC," said CSU-Pueblo quarterback Colin Clancy, "With a team like Chadron, that had been pretty much running the RMAC the last few years, it meant a lot to this program."
In a game nobody expected the Thunderwolves to win-Chadron was on a 28-game winning streak-CSU-Pueblo expected to win. In fact, Coach John Wristen guaranteed a win last week.
"A good performance is winning and that's what we're going to do." said Wristen a few days before the win at Chadron, Nebraska.
But Nostradamus-Wristen and company don't consider their signature win to be an upset.
"The only people that's not going to think it's an upset are the people in this room," said Wristen. "We got them believing and the kids played that way."
"If we just keep progressing and keep improving like we are, we can't be stopped," said CSU-Pueblo linebacker Lee Meisner.
But the road ahead is a tough one. Besides CSU-Pueblo, three other teams are 2-0 in RMAC play (Colorado Mines, Nebraska-Kearney, Mesa State) and the undefeated T-Wolves have their next three games versus those opponents.
"I think a lot of people didn't think this program would be this far along as we are right now, so we won't catch anyone by surprise anymore," said Clancy.
And surprise, surprise. CSU-Pueblo is tied for first in the conference.