SFU game RECAP: Seiber comes off bench to toss 3 4th quarter TD passes

Trailing 52-7 in the fourth quarter, Seiber entered the game with eight minutes to play, and promptly directed the Clan to 21 points.

Box Score

RAPID CITY, SD – Simon Fraser University freshman quarterback Justin Seiber came off the bench to throw three fourth quarter touchdown passes but that wasn’t enough for a comeback victory as the Clan lost 52-28 to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology on Saturday in Rapid City.

SFU is now 1-2 to start the season.

Three touchdowns in the first quarter followed by two in the second period gave the Hardrockers a 35-0 halftime advantage. SD Mines added another seven points in the third quarter before Simon Fraser got any sort of offense going. The Clan scored three TD’s in the final frame

Trailing 52-7 in the fourth quarter, Seiber entered the game with eight minutes to play, and promptly directed the Clan to 21 points. Seiber went 10-of-18 for 127 yards, throwing TD strikes of 5 yards to Rysen John, 17 yards to Liviano Canil and 12 yards to Christian Phillips.

Senior starter Miles Richardson had led the Clan on a 9 play, 85-yard drive capped by a 17-yard pass to John that made the scored 42-7 in the third quarter. Richardson was 24-of-44 for 257 yards with 1 TD and 1 interception.

The Hardrockers finished the game with 486 yards of total offense, while SFU tallied 416 yards. Simon Fraser, which was unable to run the ball successfully against the ‘Rockers, racked up 384 passing yards but collected just 32 rushing yards. SD Mines had 292 yards through the air and 194 along the ground. Both teams earned 26 first downs.

Nine SFU players caught passes in the game with John leading the way. He hauled in eight catches for 86 yards and two scores. Robert Meadors had 64 yards on six receptions and Canil finished with five catches for 62 yards. Kester Iwunze and Devin O’Hea had five catches each.

Jason Nelson led the ground game with 50 yards on 16 carries.

Defensively, defensive back Matt Duba paced the Clan with 11 total tackles. DB Shea Carstens had 8  total tackles.

NEXT UP: The Clan plays at home on Sept. 22 against rival Central Washington on Terry Fox Field (6PM kick-off).

TICKETS:  Tickets are on sale now for the Clan’s next home game vs Central Washington. Fans who purchase tickets online in advance will save money.  Tickets purchased online are $10 for adults and $5 for youth 14-and-under, visiting students & seniors. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for youth 14-and-under, visiting students & seniors when purchased at the gate. Children under 6 are admitted free.

PARKING:  Free parking is offered with admission in the Visitor West Parkade or Visitor North during all varsity home events again this season using the varsity18 code at parking meters.

Source: Steve Frost, Associate Director, Marketing and Communications

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