KINGSVILLE – Quickly becoming a fan favorite, running back Luis Lopez continued to plow through opponents and finished with 92 rushing yards and two touchdowns as Texas A&M University-Kingsville (6-3, 4-3 LSC) earned its fourth consecutive Lone Star Conference victory with a 41-28 win over Eastern New Mexico University (5-4, 4-3 LSC) Saturday evening at Javelina Stadium.
The win marked the first four-game win streak since the 2010 season. Myles Carr finished 21-of-25 with three touchdowns and 256 yards. Anthony Autry finished with six receptions for 105 yards.
"I would love to be a quarterback in our system," said head coach Daren Wilkinson. "We have a lot of weapons. All in all, it was a good win. We would like to limit the penalties but our defense played well and when you have guys contributing on offense and on special team, good things will happen."
In the second offensive drive for A&M-Kingsville, Carr connected with Kyle Plum for 28 yards to after the Hogs were called for a hold. Following the play, Anthony Autry was on the receiving end of a 12-yard pass to move into Greyhound territory. However a fumble gave the Greyhounds great field position to begin their drive and Eastern New Mexico struck first on a one-yard rush by Kamal Cass with 48 seconds left. In the drive, Braedon Robinson returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown that was called back due to penalty.
Carr went 7-of-7 with 72 yards in the opening 15 minutes.
The Blue and Gold answered back with a long drive, capped off by a 24-yard TD run by Lopez with 10:46 remaining in the first half. The special teams unit recovered a botched punt as Jovan Thomas rushed the backfield and Nick Pelrean recovered the fumble and returned it 52 yards to the ENMU21.
The quick drive began with a 15 yard rush by Greg Pitre and ended with a three-yard touchdown throw from Carr to Torrey Thomas as Kingsville took its first lead of the game, 14-7, with 6:11 remaining.
In the first half, Forrest Jones led the Hogs with five tackles. Jarrod Sanders picked up a TFL and 0.5 sack.

Eastern New Mexico chipped away at the clock for the majority of the third, but settled for a field goal with 7:47 left to play in the frame.
On the kickoff, Lopez showed off his wheels, returning the kick 42 yards to allow the Hogs to begin the drive on the ENMU26. Despite going scoreless on the drive, the Javelinas did tack on seven points towards the later stages of the quarter as Carr found an open Jordan Thomas for 37 yards with 2:43. Julio De la Garza drained the PAT, making it a 21-10 ballgame.
Following ENMU's field goal to begin the final quarter, Autry returned the kickoff 64 yards to begin the drive on the visitor 30.
A nine-play, 30 yard drive ended with Carr's third touchdown throw, this time to Stehly Reden with 10:11 left to play.
Down two touchdowns, the Greyhounds were able to rally back with a touchdown at the 8:51 mark and another with 5:28 remaining. The two-point conversion was good on a lob to knot the game at 28-all.
Beginning the drive from their own 25, the Javs made quick work to regain the lead as Carr completed a pass to Autry for 15 yards. A 25 yard rush by Pitre was called back due to a holding penalty, but Carr found Autry for back-to-back passes of 13 yards and 56 yards, respectively, to bring the ball to the ENMU1. Pitre bullied the ball into the endzone as A&M-Kingsville took a 34-28 lead with 3:15 left. A miscommunication on the PAT snap kept it at a six-point game.
Following its triple option game plan, the Greyhounds looked to enter Javelina territory but on 2-and-10, quarterback Wyatt Strand was hit by Caleb Valentine, who recovered and forced the fumble to give the Hogs the ball back.
For good measure, Lopez put the closing touches on the game with his second rushing touchdown of the contest, making it a 40-28 game with 1:17 game. De la Garza found the uprights on the PAT to add a point. Earlier in the drive, Lopez bulldozed through four defenders to bring the ball within one.
Next up for the Hogs is the final home game of the regular season against Western New Mexico University Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.