Veteran coach exits with win

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott walked down the runway from the dressing room at Greyhound Stadium for the final time, trying to savor the moment. Elliott’s 48-year coaching career, the last 11 as ENMU’s head coach — came to an end Saturday as the […]

Not so special teams: Indians keep playoff hopes alive at expense of Hounds

Freedom Newspapers WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Midwestern State linebacker Fred Moore partially blocked two Eastern New Mexico University punts, helping set up a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns that lifted the Indians to a 34-20 Lone Star Conference South Division victory on Saturday. MSU (7-2, 4-1 South) took over second place in the division from the […]

No. 2 Kingsville stays unbeaten — barely

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Junior running back Ryan Beard scored his third touchdown of the game, a 4-yard run with 1:07 left, and second-ranked Texas A&M-Kingsville outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 29-22 Saturday night in a battle for the Lone Star Conference South Division lead at Greyhound Stadium. Beard’s touchdown capped […]

Hounds need another rally at Commerce

Freedom Newspapers COMMERCE, Texas — For the fourth consecutive week, the Eastern New Mexico University football team saved its best for last. Down 21-7 late in the third quarter, the Greyhounds stormed back with 24 points in the final 16 minutes to defeat Texas A&M-Commerce 31-21 Saturday in a Lone Star Conference South Division matchup. […]

College football: Hounds rally in fourth

Freedom Newspapers SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior quarterback Steven Hinson’s 31-yard touchdown pass to Derrick Hunter with 1:03 left capped a fourth-quarter rally from a 23-point deficit, lifting Eastern New Mexico University to a 38-35 win over Angelo State Saturday night in a Lone Star Conference South Division football game. The play completed a seven-play, […]

Hounds end 5-game skid against ACU

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers LACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University ended a five-year losing streak against Abilene Christian Saturday night with a 28-21 Lone Star Conference South Division victory at Greyhound Stadium. Junior running back Jason Tezeno scored the deciding touchdown on an 11-yard run in the first minute of the fourth quarter, […]

MIstakes haunt Hounds

Freedom Newspapers ADA, Okla. — Junior running back King Bennett rushed for 176 yards and four touchdowns Saturday night as East Central defeated Eastern New Mexico University 33-14 in a Lone Star Conference crossover football game. ECU (2-1) jumped in front 14-0 in the first 8 1/2 minutes and never let the Greyhounds (1-3) get […]

East Central relies on defense

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University and East Central Oklahoma turned in performances last weekend that both hope to build on when the teams meet in a 5 p.m. (MDT) Lone Star Conference crossover football game on Saturday at Ada, Okla. The Greyhounds trounced Southwestern Oklahoma 39-0 for veteran coach […]

Savages QB terrorizes Hounds

Freedom Newspapers DURANT, Okla. — Senior quarterback Drew Beard ran for 231 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 295 yards and three scores Saturday night, setting a school and Lone Star Conference single-game total offense record in the process, to lift Southeastern Oklahoma past Eastern New Mexico University 45-21 in an LSC crossover football […]

Hounds’ comeback falls short

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Former Floyd six-man standout scored a pair of touchdowns in his first varsity start for the Hounds. (Staff photo by Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — If it could, Eastern New Mexico University would take a mulligan on the first 25 minutes or so of Saturday night’s season opener against Central […]

Eastern QB battle heats up

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Jason Tezeno lunges forward for extra yardage at the end of a third-quarter run in Tuesday’s Green-Silver Game at Greyhound Stadium. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University’s quarterback job is Steven Hinson’s to lose next fall, but the diminutive signal-caller welcomes the competition. Hinson’s Green […]

Hounds survive another nail-biter

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CNJ STAFF TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University left for a road trip to Oklahoma with a three-game losing streak, and returned with a pair of one-point wins and a winning record. Senior Garland Coleman sank the front end of a one-and-one free throw opportunity with eight seconds left as Eastern New Mexico University […]

Hinson stands tall in the pocket

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Eastern junior QB Steven Hinson has had a hand in 10 TDs this season. Photo by Eric Kluth. Kevin Wilson Angelo State could have had Steven Hinson as its starting quarterback for this Saturday’s game. The Eastern New Mexico junior wouldn’t mind showing them that it should have. Hinson, in his first year as the […]

Hounds ride stifling defense

CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Quarterback Steven Hinson passed for two touchdowns and ran for a third as Eastern New Mexico University wore out Northeastern State University, 24-10, on Saturday in a Lone Star Conference Crossover game at Doc Wadley Stadium. About 3,500 fans watched as the Greyhounds ran their record to 3-0, while dropping […]

Greyhounds dominant in home opener

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ENMU safety Ty Touchstone wraps up Highlands running back Andrew Garst during Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University made sure there would be no suspense this time. Junior quarterback Steven Hinson ran for three touchdowns and threw for another one Saturday night […]