Up by 17 points late in the third quarter, New Mexico Highlands’ football team had its first win of the season in its grasp.
Then disaster struck — as in 24 unanswered points worth of disaster — and host Mesa State rallied for a 34-27 win in the teams’ Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opener Saturday in Grand Junction, Colo.
NMHU had built a 27-10 cushion with four minutes left in the third when things abruptly turned south for the Cowboys.
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