Following a dramatic come from behind overtime win last week over Dixie State, the Colorado Mesa Mavericks hope to build on that success this week on the road against Texas A & M Kingsville.

Last week the Mavericks recorded five quarterback sacks, forced five turnovers, all while scoring 44 points to snatch a win from Dixie State. It was a hard fought game and it doesn't get any easier this week. The Javelinas boast one of the most successful NCAA Division II football programs in the state.

Mavericks Head Football Coach Russ Martin says he's excited about playing Kingsville.

"This will be a great opportunity for our guys, playing a program that is rich in tradition, having to go a great distance to play this game, and see how we handle road situations after this really big win."

 

The Mavericks appear to have more depth this year than in the past, and that depth will be put to the test this weekend. At least four starters from last week's game will be out because of injuries including running back Ricky Trinidad, and defensive starters Carlos Aviles, Cody Daniels, from Fruita Monument High School, and Tony White.

Check out highlights from last week's win over DIxie State.

RMAC honors this week went to Mavs running back D.J. Hubbard who was named the special team player of the week after returning the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown, recording a 49 yard return, and blocking a field goal.

The Mavericks game with Texas A & M Kingsville starts at 6pm Saturday, and you can hear the game on ESPN Radio 1230.