The Eastern Arizona College Gila Monsters’ defense was outstanding Saturday night. They held the Pima College Aztec offense to just 105 total yards in a 21-0 shutout win.
EAC used its dominate offensive line to grind out 206 yards and 2 TD’s in the win. Eastern Head Coach John O’Mera said,”If it wasn’t for our defense tonight, I don’t know if we would of won. Our offense needs to get better.”
Freshman Quarterback To’a MauMau and Sophomore Running Back Wilbur Cooper both found pay dirt on the night. Cooper finished the night with 66 yards on the ground. QB Ishois Times was the leading rusher for the Gila Monsters as gained 88 yards on the ground. He completed one pass for 17 yards.
Demarkus Robbins added a 36 yard fumbled recovery for the Monsters to cap off the win.
The game was delayed for nearly an hour with 9:40 to play in the game when a huge rain storm enveloped Mickelson Stadium.
Eastern Arizona(1-0) will take the long bus ride to Colorado Springs, Colorado next Saturday to take on Air Force Prep. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00pm Mountain Standard Time.