Greyhounds rout OPSU to end season

Freedom New Mexico 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 […]

Hounds fall at 17th-ranked ACU

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Even in some seasons when it was struggling, Abilene Christian has been a thorn in Eastern New Mexico University’s side over the years. In 2007, though, the 17th-ranked Wildcats are for real. They proved it on Saturday night by piling up 551 total yards in rolling to a 45-20 […]

Greyhounds bust Broncos

Freedom New Mexico 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 […]

Hounds run over East Central

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — It was a matchup of ground game vs. air attack on Saturday night. Suffice it to say, the former dominated. Eastern New Mexico University compiled 488 yards on the ground, averaging nine yards a carry, and ran away from East Central 49-13 in a Lone Star Conference […]

Greyhounds home opener tonight

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers 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, Texas, and starting quarterback Michael Benton provided quite a 1-2 punch in a season-opening 63-20 win over Bacone on Aug. 25 in Muskogee, Okla. Benton rushed nine times […]

Hounds scorch Bacone College in opener

Freedom Newspapers 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 feast on Javelinas in big win

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — If Michael Benton was feeling any effects from a mild concussion which knocked him out of the previous game, the Eastern New Mexico University quarterback did a pretty good job of hiding it. Benton caught a 55-yard touchdown pass from wide receiver Logan Capps on ENMU’s opening […]

Late drive drops Hounds to 1-2

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — In a game of ebb and flow, it looked like Eastern New Mexico University’s football team would ride out the last wave. Central Oklahoma controlled most of the first half, while the Greyhounds had the better of it for much of the second — until junior quarterback […]

UCO nips Greyhounds

ENMU vs Central Oklahoma

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — So close, but yet so far. Central Oklahoma quarterback Ryan O’Hara led a 12-play, 89-yard drive in the final three minutes, throwing a 7-yard touchdown pass to Marcellus Parker with 26 seconds left to boost the Bronchos to a 19-16 win over Eastern New Mexico University on […]

Hounds grab first win at Northeastern State

Freedom Newspapers 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 […]

Northeastern steamrolls Hounds in opener

Freedom Newspapers 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 hoping to shock LSC

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers If junior quarterback Michael Benton has anything to say about it, the Eastern New Mexico University football team will punch holes in the Lone Star Conference South Division’s preseason poll which placed the Greyhounds last out of seven teams. Second-year coach Mark Ribaudo doesn’t even want to talk about the […]

Hounds have depth at quarterback

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers 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, Texas, […]

Hounds roll past Mustangs

By Kevin Wilson 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 […]

Kingsville holds off ENMU

Freedom Newspapers 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 […]

Oct. 20 ENMU football notes

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers 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, though,” […]

Texans cause second-straight loss for Hounds

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University got a little too big a dose of senior Derrick Ross. Ross, who entered the game as the second-leading rusher in NCAA Division II, carried 27 times for 212 yards and four touchdowns to lift Tarleton State to a 34-27 Lone Star Conference […]

“Lobo” approach works for Greyhounds

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — A subtle switch helped Eastern New Mexico University turn around Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division clash with unbeaten Angelo State. Trailing 14-7 early, the Greyhounds employed what they called their “Lobo Defense” — using two linebackers on the line of scrimmage to apply more pressure on […]

Greyhounds win third straight

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — Sophomore quarterback Michael Benton rushed for 106 yards and two touchdowns and threw for another score Saturday to help lift Eastern New Mexico University past Abilene Christian 33-30 in the Lone Star Conference South Division opener for both teams. ENMU (3-2) erased deficits of 16-7 and 22-14, then held on […]

Hounds win first game of season

Freedom Newspapers WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Derrick Hunter made a big splash in his return to action Saturday night. Eastern New Mexico University’s senior wide receiver caught four passes for 78 yards and two touchdowns as the Greyhounds blanked Southwestern Oklahoma 28-0 in a Lone Star Conference crossover game. Sophomore quarterback Michael Benton rushed for 115 […]