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NMHU Faces No. 18 Mines

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Greyhounds Have Lone Star Test

The New Mexico Highlands Cowboys return to conference play today when they face No. 18 Colorado School of Mines at Perkins Stadium.

NMHU’s Abdul Kanneh, a senior cornerback from London, returned two interceptions for touchdowns in last week’s 45-23 loss at Southern Utah.

On offense, senior wide receiver Darius Davis of Tampa, Fla., led the Cowboys (2-1, 1-0 in the RMAC) with nine catches for 173 yards and a touchdown against SUU.

• Fort Lewis at WNMU, noon
• Colo. Mines at NMHU, 1 p.m.
• ENMU at Tarleton State, 6 p.m.

Perkins Stadium will power up its new scoreboard beyond the north end zone, and the Cowboys hope to limit the Orediggers’ damage upon it.


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Mines (3-0, 1-0) is second in Division II in scoring offense (56.7). It is led by quarterback Matt Brown, who ranks fourth in total offense (395.7 yards a game).

ENMU: Manzano grad Jayson Serda had a memorable game for the Greyhounds (2-1, 1-0 Lone Star) last week.

The junior safety’s 81-yard interception return for a touchdown sealed Eastern New Mexico’s 34-24 win over Incarnate Word at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Friday.

The Greyhounds visit Tarleton State (1-1, 1-1) today.

WNMU: The Mustangs (1-2, 0-1 RMAC) will try to put a 35-27 loss to No. 3 Colorado State-Pueblo aside as it plays host to Fort Lewis (0-2, 0-1) today.

With four linebackers out with injuries for the Pueblo game, freshman linebacker Dylan Contreras stepped up for Western New Mexico. He had 13 tackles and forced a fumble.

BASKETBALL: New Mexico Highlands will formally name its gym floor after Hall of Fame coach Henry Sanchez during a ceremony at the John A. Wilson Complex at 4 p.m. Oct. 4.

CROSS-COUNTRY: Highlands junior Henrique Chavez of Mora won the Regis Pre-Regional meet in Denver, beating a field of 45 runners.
— This article appeared on page D5 of the Albuquerque Journal