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A&M-C Lions fall 76-56 to ENMU

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BLACKWATER DRAW, N.M. — Eastern New Mexico and Texas A&M University-Commerce combined for an A&M-Commerce school record of 132 points as the host Greyhounds posted a 76-56 win in Blackwater Draw, N.M.

Eastern New Mexico (2-2) quarterback J.J. Harp completed 46 of 65 passes for 602 yards and five touchdowns. He had two receivers go over 100 yards as Jesse Poku had 13 receptions for 178 yards and three touchdowns and Arvin Jackson caught seven passes for 172 yards and a touchdown. The ENMU passing attack featured 10-different Greyhounds, who had receptions.

A&M-Commerce (0-4) got its scoring on the ground, through the air and on a kickoff return. Junior quarterback Adam Farkes completed 32 of 61 passes for a school record 447 yards and four touchdowns in his first start as a Lion.

Sophomore Marcus Graham ran the ball 21 times for 97 yards and a touchdown.

The leading receiver for redshirt sophomore Blake Patton, who caught five passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns. Farkes found eight different receivers and ran the ball for two touchdowns.  Junior defensive back Israel Hughes ran back a kick 91 yards late in the second quarter for a touchdown.

Senior safety Shea Rodriguez had a team-high 11 tackles and junior safety Cory Whitfield had 10 tackles.

After the game was tied at 14 after the opening quarter, three-straight Eastern New Mexico touchdowns put the Greyhounds up by a 35-14 margin with 4:19 left in the second quarter. The Lions were able to get within seven early in the second half when Adam Jones caught a two-yard touchdown pass from Farkes with 11:29 left in the third quarter.

The 76 points by Eastern New Mexico are just one shy of the record by an A&M-Commerce opponent. The Lions will return home for its next three games, starting with a 6 p.m. contest against the University of Central Oklahoma.

 

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