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NMHU to end season of frustration

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By The Staff

It’s been like a disappointing fishing expedition.

There’s been a lot of talk about the one that got away.

New Mexico Highlands’ football team will wrap up its 2013 slate Saturday with a visit to instate rival Western New Mexico in Silver City. Kickoff is set for noon.

And regardless of the outcome of that game, the Cowboys and head coach Eric Young may still be wondering what might’ve been.

NMHU (2-8 overall, 1-7 in league) lost its seventh consecutive game this past Saturday to Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference  defending champion Colorado State-Pueblo by a 47-21 tally. Most of the Cowboys’ defeats, however, have been decided by one possession — five points, six, four, seven, three.

WNMU (3-6, 3-5) is coming off a 38-14 romp over Black Hills State. Abe Macias rushed for 167 yards and two touchdowns for the Mustangs.

The Mustangs have been a mystery team too. On Sept. 28, they tripped up against cellar dweller Fort Lewis 38-28. Then a week later they surprised Colorado School of Mines 25-22 in Silver City.