Panhandle State won the stat sheet but didn't win on the scoreboard. The Aggies ran more plays (70-64) and had more yards but lost 23-13 at Durango against Fort Lewis on Saturday. The Aggies led 13-7 early in the second half after a 51 yard touchdown by fullback Jose Mendoza. Mendoza ran for 127 yards on nine carries and two touchdowns. The Skyhawks would take the lead 16-13 with 9:03 remaining in the game. Head coach Mike Wyatt says there were positives. "Our guys did everything they could to not beat ourselves," Wyatt said. "We're still a little disappointed with our offensive output. Defensively we played well most of the game. We had a couple of defensive breakdowns in the fourth quarter."
Panhandle State makes a road trip to 0-1 Truman State in Kirksville, Missouri Saturday at noon. Truman lost to number 17 Minnesota State (Mankato) 31-13. Truman was picked ninth in the MIAA.