GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) No. 19 Colorado Mesa defeated Western St. in the 46th edition of the Battle of the Western Slope, 24-20.
The Mavs scored 17 unanswered points to start the game. Back-to-back Mountaineer touchdowns and a field goal cut the Mavs’ lead to three at halftime.
Eystin Salum started the second half with a touchdown pass to Peter Anderson. One of his eight catches for the game.
The CMU defense allowed just seven second-half points.
Salum went 14-32 with 193 yards and one touchdown pass.
Anderson had 129 yards receiving to go along with his touchdown.
Chance Drake led the Mavs with three sacks.
CMU improves to 2-0 and will host Chadron St. on Saturday at 1 P.M.