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Rested Greyhounds torch A&M Kingsville

 

October 29, 2017

Courtesy ENMU athletics

Kamal Cass: 187 yds, 4 TDs

PORTALES — Enjoyed the rest, did they?

The Eastern New Mexico University football team's offense apparently did, coming off last weekend's bye with a fury to roll up points galore on Lone Star Conference rival Texas A&M-Kingsville, winning 51-34 Saturday night at Greyhound Stadium.

As a result, the Greyhounds improved to 7-1 overall, 6-1 in LSC play. Yep, the rest seemed to do them good — 532 total yards worth of good, including 482 on the ground, more than enough production to overcome three lost fumbles and 10 penalties for 123 yards.

Amazingly, A&M-Kingsville actually had more first downs, 24 to the Hounds' 19. And Eastern didn't win the time-of-possession battle overwhelmingly, holding the ball for 32:24 compared to A&M-Kingsville's 27:36. That's how explosive ENMU's offense was.

Clovis graduate Kamal Cass led the relentless Eastern ground attack with 187 yards and four touchdowns on 22 carries. Tayshaun Gary had 108 yards and a touchdown on just nine carries. Johnny Smith bolted for 93 yards on only seven carries, leading the backs in yards per carry with 13.3.

ENMU quarterback Wyatt Strand threw sparingly but effectively, completing 5-of-10 for 50 yards.

And despite the score, Eastern's defense was cooking, too, allowing just six points through the third quarter. At that point, though, ENMU already had 37.

For a more in-depth look at the Hounds' big win, see staff writer Eric Murray's story in Tuesday's edition of the Eastern New Mexico News.

Eastern New Mexico 51, Texas A&M-Kingsville 34

TAMU 0 3 3 28 — 34

ENMU 7 10 20 14 — 51

 

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