Hoage Sets Program Division I Record Against Montana

Hoage Sets Program Division I Record Against Montana


Hoage Sets Program Division I Record Against Montana

UNC closed out its home schedule Saturday

By Ryan Pfeifer, UNCBears.com


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GREELEY, Colo. – David Hoage has been a menace to opponents all season long. He once again did so on Saturday. The sophomore recorded two more sacks to bring his season total to 10.5 on Saturday. That makes him the program’s Division I leader for sacks in a season passing Christian Sarmento who had 10.0 in 2008.

Hoage finished the day with eight tackles, 3.0 of them for a loss of 15 yards. He now has 20.0 tackles for a loss on the year.

He was not the only Bear defender to record some nice numbers, seniors Jerone Jackson and Eddie Gonzales III also produced in their final game at Nottingham Field. Jackson led the team with 12 tackles. Meanwhile, Gonzales III matched Hoage with two sacks and recorded five tackles overall.

Northern Colorado recorded five sacks on the day with the final one coming from Hadyn Steffens. On the other side, the offense didn’t allow a sack Saturday. An impressive feat against a Montana team that came into Saturday leading the Big Sky.

Montana jumped out to a quick start scoring a touchdown twice in the first quarter while Northern Colorado’s first two possessions ended in an interception and on downs. With UM ahead they stayed in control of the game the rest of the way.

What They Said

Game Notes
– Before Saturday’s game UNC honored its 17 seniors playing their final game at Nottingham Field.
– The captains for the game against Montana were Xander Gagnon, Matthew Gaiter, Kyle Ergenbright and Patrick Carr.
– Kassidy Woods was a busy man on Saturday targeted 15 times by quarterback Dylan McCaffrey recording seven catches for 88 yards. It ties for his second-highest receiving total of the year.
– With one game remaining, David Hoage needs 1.5 sacks to crack the program’s top 10 for single-season sacks.

What’s Ahead
UNC is off next week before traveling to Weber State on November 20th to close out the 2021 season. 

Ryan Pfeifer

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