The Orediggers pulled an upset, defeating No. 4 Carroll College 19-10 at Bob Green field in Tech’s home opener.
Montana State transplant quarterback Quinn McQueary facilitated the offense, completing 14 of 20 passes and rushing 75 yards.
The Diggers pounded the Saints’ defensive line, rushing for 226 yards while holding Carroll to just 12.
Standout running backs Nolan Saraceni and Zack Winfield helped the backfield along, combining for 133 yards for the Diggers.
Saraceni, who leads the Frontier conference both in rushing, with 580 yards, and in rushing touchdowns, with 8 yards, was pleased with the team’s performance.
“It’s definitely a big win for us. You know, we came out here, just trying to do the little things right and hopefully get the points on the board, so this is definitely a big win for us,” Saraceni said in a post-game interview.
The Diggers return to action September 19 against Eastern Oregon University in LaGrande, OR.