Riley Baker, Sports Information Director
SPEARFISH – Black Hills State took down Dickinson State, 30-24, Thursday night to open its 2021 season in front of a packed Lyle Hare Stadium.
Head Coach Josh Breske earned his first career victory as head coach of the Yellow Jackets.
Junior Running Back Matthew Collier scored two touchdowns on the night, his first on the ground on a big 49-yard run, then later catching an 18-yard touchdown pass.
Collier totaled 125 yards on nine rushing attempts and added three catches for 40 yards.
Quarterback Chance Eben completed 24-of-35 passes for 240 yards and a touchdown while adding 41 rushing yards.
Jamin Wurtz grabbed a team-high seven receptions for 82 yards. Kielar Harpham and Hasaan Williams also found the end zone on Thursday.
The Yellow Jackets opened the scoring, going up 3-0 on a first-quarter field goal from Jacob Parks. DSU answered with a touchdown to take a lead, but BHSU’s opening drive in the second half used a big 49-yard touchdown run from Collier to retake the lead, going up 10-7.
DSU marched down the field on their next drive, but were held to a field goal, locking the score at 10-all. In the final seconds of the first half, Eben connected with Williams for a 29-yard touchdown pass, giving BHSU a 17-10 advantage at the break.
Both teams were held quiet in the third quarter, but BHSU broke the silence in the fourth quarter, extending their lead to 24-10 on a 3-yard touchdown reception from Harpham. The team wouldn’t look back from there, scoring again on their next drive as they went on to win 30-24.