The number 15th ranked CMU football team scored 70 points in a win over Adams State last week, and on homecoming they do that one better. The Mavs took down New Mexico Highlands 77-14 on Saturday afternoon after leading 63-0 at the half.
Maverick quarterback Eystin Salum finished 9-of-12 for 299 yards and four touchdown passes. His longest pass came on an 80-yard touchdown strike to Virnel Moon. Salum also carried the ball two times for 13 yards.
David Tann eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark for the second straight season as he rushed for 167 yards and three scores. He averaged 11.9 yards per carry while only playing in the first half.
The Mavericks remain in first place in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference by a half a game over CSU-Pueblo with their final RMAC game coming next week at South Dakota Mines.
CMU will have a chance to clinch a share of the RMAC title with a win over the Hardrockers next Saturday on the road. With the win the Mavs improve to now 8-1 on the year.