Carson also delivered the game-ending stop when he tackled quarterback Cameron Westbrook on fourth-and-2 for a loss with 40 seconds remaining.
Santa Fe has to regroup for next week's game against Yukon possibly without Hansen and sophomore backup Keaton Torre, who also missed the game after undergoing minor knee surgery. The Wolves used two quarterbacks Thursday — Westbrook and Kaden Mendenhall — and completed just 6 of 11 passes for 65 yards.
Even with the offense stuck in neutral, Santa Fe turned in a solid defensive performance with four turnovers.
But Midwest City senior kicker Osvaldo Estupinan made a 32-yard field goal with less than 6 minutes remaining in the third for the game's only score.
Midwest City's Kameron Martin rushed for 55 yards on 19 carries, and Tre'jon Sherffield rushed for 82 on eight carries. Sophomore quarterback Brendan Brown struggled in his first start.
Even with their own issues on offense, the Bombers come away with a better start than last season and momentum against Stillwater next week.
“You always talk about winning Week 1, and it's not a cupcake team,” Hall said. “We played a very quality team that's ranked above us in the polls, so to come out at their place and get a ‘W,' it's great.
“It'll be a lot easier to go to work tomorrow.”