Nov 26, 2011 8:09 PM by Jordan Mason

Minn. Duluth beats CSU-Pueblo 24-21 in playoffs

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - Brian Lucas scored on a 1-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter, and Minnesota-Duluth rallied past previously unbeaten CSU-Pueblo 24-21 on Saturday in a second-round NCAA Division II playoff game.

The Bulldogs (11-2), the defending Division II champions, advanced to the quarterfinal round, where they will play Wayne State, a 38-26 winner over Nebraska-Kearney earlier Saturday. The
loss snapped the top-ranked Thunderwolves' (11-1) 15-game winning streak dating to last season.

Trailing by four early in the fourth, Minnesota-Duluth missed two chances to regain the lead before finally breaking through. Chase Vogler had a pass picked off in the end zone by Stephan
Dickens, and a 57-yard punt return for a touchdown by Aaron Roth was negated by a clipping penalty.

But the Bulldogs stayed with it, putting together a drive that included a 31-yard run by Vogler. Lucas covered the final yards on three straight runs.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)



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