Defense is king in CMU's win over WNMU

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) CMU has made a living on the defensive side of the ball.

Saturday's game against the Western New Mexico University Mustangs was no different.

The Maverick offense had trouble getting anything going on offense in the first half, failing to score a point, but led by defensive back Jordan Price and linebacker Jake Edmiston, they only allowed seven points in the first two quarters.

"We have more confidence on the field now and we know we can go out there and get the ball and score with the defense just by ourselves," Price said. "With the offense helping us on the other end scoring and taking some minutes off the [clock], it's helping us a lot more to get rest and get back on that field."

The offense, led by red-shirt freshman Aric Kaiser, got things rolling in the third quarter.

Kaiser hooked up with Ian Jeude from 12 yards out, and Austin Rodriguez from 28 and 3 yards in that third quarter.

Jake Cimolino rushed 30 times for 138 yards.

CMU leads the RMAC in turnovers and interceptions, with 15, and Price as four.

The next closest teams has just six.

They improve to 4-2 overall and 3-1 in RMAC play with the 22-17 victory over the Mustangs.

CMU will be in Durango to play Fort Lewis next Saturday.

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