CMU Football: Defense bringing thunder to Pueblo

CMU football's defense received the performance they've been waiting for on Saturday.

The Mavs were giving up 23 points a game leading up to Saturday. They only allowed 14 against the Skyhawks,

CMU only gave up 144 yards through the air. Before that they hadn't allowed less than 252 in any game this season.

"You got to remember we gave up some points against Mines," head coach Russ Martin says. "But you got to remember that's an extremely talented football team as well. You look at what they're doing to a lot of people. They're scoring a lot of points. I think our defense knows this week is going to be a huge challenge again."

The Mavs will travel on road to take on No. 18 CSU-Pueblo.

"I feel like our defense needed a really dominating performance.before this game and that's what we got," senior defensive back Antonio Clark says. "We needed that. Fort Lewis isn't the same as Pueblo but have the same philosophies. They want to pound you and run the ball. So it was a good test and prep for this game. I feel extremely confident going into it."

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