Hounds post record-setting romp

CNJ staff GOODWELL, Okla. — As anticipated, Eastern New Mexico University’s football finale on Saturday was a relative walk in the park. The Greyhounds broke five school records — two by senior quarterback Michael Benton — and rolled to a 52-0 victory over winless Oklahoma Panhandle State, snapping their own six-game losing streak. Benton rushed […]

Hounds get past Broncos

CNJ staff EDMOND, Okla. — Senior quarterback Michael Benton ran for 243 yards and two touchdowns and threw for another Saturday night as Eastern New Mexico University defeated Central Oklahoma 21-7 in a Lone Star Conference crossover game. Benton, the LSC’s leading rusher, scored on runs of 51 and 39 yards after the Bronchos tied […]

Sophomore QB bides time in backup role

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry Redshirt sophomore J.T. Thompson rushed for 171 yards and three touchdowns in the Hounds’ season-opening 63-20 win Aug. 25 at Bacone. By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s Jeremy “J.T.” Thompson doesn’t mind his backup role, for the time being. Thompson, a redshirt sophomore from Sweetwater, […]

Hounds trounce Bacone in season opener

CNJ staff MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University broke its team single-game rushing yards record on Saturday and the Greyhounds cruised to a 63-20 win over Bacone College in the season opener for both teams. Senior quarterback Michael Benton rushed for 182 yards and three touchdowns while his backup, J.T. Thompson, added 171 yards […]

Hounds get good work in

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU senior running back Kyle Harris rambles 15 yards for a touchdown during Saturday’s intrasquad scrimmage at Blackwater Draw. The Greyhounds open the 2007 season next Saturday, facing Bacone College in Muskogee, Okla. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — For a Saturday in August, the weather was […]

ENMU stomps Aggies, ends season

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ENMU junior Jason Walker put a move on Oklahoma Panhandle State freshmen defensive back Larry Thompson to score in the first half of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. By Mickey Winfield Freedom Newspapers The Greyhounds finished a disappointing season with style. Eastern New Mexico (3-7) set a school record with 531 yards rushing on the […]

Midwestern State turns back Hounds

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Senior running back Ulysses Odoms rushed for 203 yards and three touchdowns — including runs of 60 and 71 yards in the opening period — and Midwestern State kept its hopes alive for an NCAA Division II playoff berth on Saturday with a 29-19 Lone Star Conference South Division […]

Benton, ENMU feel better after victory

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — The Eastern New Mexico University football team was coming off a five-game losing streak. And to make matters worse heading into Saturday’s Texas A&M-Kingsville game, the playing status of junior quarterback Michael Benton was in question due to a concussion. As it turned out, Benton played […]

Hounds snap losing streak with win over Kingsville

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Eastern New Mexico University linebacker Tony Johnson (43) tackles Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Raymorris Miller in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division football game at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — If Michael Benton was feeling any effects from a mild concussion which knocked him out of […]

WT rallies for victory over Hounds

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ENMU quarterback Michael Benton runs through the tackle of West Texas A&M’s Lee Orrduring the first half of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — The Wagon Wheel will remain in Canyon for at least more year, and West Texas A&M remains undefeated for […]

Bronchos strike last blow against ENMU

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ENMU’s Michael Fields (2) and Mychael Rowe move in to tackle Central Oklahoma’s Alex Aguilar during Saturday night’s clash at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — In a game of ebb and flow, it looked like Eastern New Mexico University’s football team would ride out […]

Bronchos score late to nip ENMU

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ENMU cornerback Michael Fields cuts the legs out from under Central Oklahoma’s KerryJohnson (21) during Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — So close, but yet so far. Central Oklahoma quarterback Ryan O’Hara led a 12-play, 879-yard drive in the final three minutes, […]

Hounds rebound with win at East Central

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — Sophomore defensive end Randall Hutchinson returned an interception 30 yards for a first-quarter touchdown and junior quarterback Michael Benton scored on two short runs in the final period Saturday night as Eastern New Mexico University defeated East Central 24-15. The Greyhounds (1-1), bouncing back from a season-opening 42-7 drubbing at […]

ENMU blown out by Northeastern in opener

CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Junior running back Erick Hatchett and junior wide receiver Jarrett Byers scored three touchdowns apiece and Northeastern State ran away to a 42-7 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday in a Lone Star Conference crossover football game. The Redmen (1-1), winners in only five games over John Horner’s […]

Hounds have something to prove

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File photoQuarterback Michael Benton set Eastern New Mexico University season records for rushing yards and touchdowns last year. By Dave Wagner: CNJ Sports Writer o Hounds QB says being picked last in preseason poll will serve as motivation. If junior quarterback Michael Benton has anything to say about it, the Eastern New Mexico University football […]

Silver edges Green in ENMU spring game

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Silver quarterback Michael Benton, center, releases a throw during the second half of ENMU’s spring football game on Saturday at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Little things sometimes make a big difference, as Eastern New Mexico University running back J.J. Jennings found out Saturday. Jennings had […]

Hounds have some depth at QB

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer After the season he had in 2005, it’s hard to imagine Eastern New Mexico University quarterback Michael Benton losing his starting job when preseason practice begins in August. Still, ENMU football coach Mark Ribaudo says the redshirt junior could have some competition. Jeremy Thompson, a redshirt freshman from Sweetwater, […]

ENMU wins finale against Western

CNJ staff SILVER CITY — It took the Eastern New Mexico University football team a while to get going Saturday afternoon. Trailing Western New Mexico by a touchdown early in the second quarter, the Greyhounds eventually righted the ship and pulled away to a season-ending 47-20 win over the Mustangs. ENMU (5-6) snapped a four-game […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds fall to Javelinas

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Junior defensive back Blair Anderson returned an Eastern New Mexico University fumble 21 yards for a third-quarter touchdown, giving Texas A&M-Kingsville the lead for good Saturday night as the Javelinas defeated Eastern New Mexico University 26-14 in a Lone Star Conference South Division football game. The 21st-ranked Javelinas (6-2, 2-2 […]

Hounds look to end ‘jinx’ at Kingsville

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer WHEN TARLETON STATE BEAT Eastern New Mexico University 34-27 on Saturday, it was the program’s first win at Blackwater Draw in six tries. This week, the Greyhounds travel to Texas A&M-Kingsville — a place they’ve never won (0-10). So could another “jinx” come to an end? “There’s a difference, […]