Oct 30, 2010 11:38 PM by Jordan Mason
PUEBLO, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - Oct. 30, 2010) - In the final home game of the season Saturday, CSU-Pueblo teed off on New Mexico Highlands, setting school records for most points in a game and highest margin of victory in a 66-0 shutout of the Cowboys Saturday.
The ThunderWolves registered 499 yards of total offense to just 158 for the Cowboys, earning 23 first downs to just 8 by Highlands. The Pack rumbled for eight rushing touchdowns, a school record, as two backs, Jesse Lewis (Jr., Loveland, Colo.) and Jamaal Johnson (Jr., Fountain, Colo.) each ran for 100 yards, with Lewis getting 141 and Johnson adding 102.
In a game that was out of hand just minutes into the second quarter, the highlight of the night was kicker Kyle Major (Jr., Littleton, Colo.), who was the beneficiary of the offensive outburst, scoring 12 points on the night, nine coming by way of extra points, also a school record, in overtaking former two-time All-American, Bill Gower, for most points scored in CSU-Pueblo history with 172. The timing of the record was fitting, as Gower was honored at the game after being inducted in the CSU-Pueblo Athletics Hall of Fame Friday night.
In what was also senior night for the Pack, seniors were given plenty of opportunities to produce. Fullback Josh Salazar (Sr., Parker, Colo.) closed out his final home game of his career with a two-touchdown effort, and backup quarterback Sebastian Trujillo (Sr., Durango, Colo.) got the bulk of the work under center, going 6-for-9 for 107 yards and a touchdown. Another senior, kick and punt returner Marquise Enoch (Sr., Denver, Colo.) also logged 89 yards in combined punt and kick return yardage, nearly breaking two returns for scores.
The win broke the school record for scoring (57 points in a 57-27 win over Fort Lewis in 1965) as well as set a standard for highest margin of victory, which was set in a 50-0 win over Western New Mexico in 1982.
CSU-Pueblo, now 7-2, will be on the road for the remainder of the 2010 season, with road dates at Western State and Western New Mexico upcoming.