GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) Mavs lost to Chadron State on Saturday 38-34 but there was plenty more on their mind than football.
The Mavs are still mourning the loss of Brett Ojiyi who passed away via gunshot wound on Friday night.
"It's one of those things that's on your mind every, single play. It's one of your teammates who loved to play football. On Saturday I just tried to make every snap feel like he was out there on the field with me. I know he would've done anything to play one last play, or even see the team one last time," said senior wide receiver Peter Anderson.
But the Mavs will have to bounce back as they prepare for No. 14 Colorado Mines on Saturday.
"It either helps you tighten the screws and you become tighter as football team or it helps the screws come out. You have a choice and you have a responsibility of how you're going to take the ability you have and how you're going to respond to it. We expect our guys to come out and have a great week of preparation this week. We're looking for another opportunity to play a good football team this week," said head coach Russ Martin.