NMSU Football Falls At Central Michigan, 42-28

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MOUNT PLEASANT, MI - A one-possession game entering halftime, the Aggies had their sights set on the first win of the season.

The Chippewas, however, had other plans. NM State's offense was slowed to a halt in the second half, as the Aggies lost 42-28 to Central Michigan Saturday afternoon inside Kelly/Shorts Stadium.

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Josh Adkins lead the Aggies' high-powered attack, matching his season high with three touchdown passes. The Aggie signal caller completed 24-of-40 passes for 263 yards, linking up with redshirt freshman wide receiver Naveon Mitchell, redshirt senior wideout OJ Clark and redshirt junior wide receiver Jared Wyatt for touchdowns.

Senior tailback Jason Huntley, meanwhile, gashed the Chippewas on the ground, carrying the football 10 times for 67 yards. He broke loose for a 37-yard touchdown run to end the first half, evading numerous Central Michigan defenders on his way to the end zone.

The Chippewas jumped out to a 14-point lead before the Aggies found pay dirt. Mitchell hauled in a four-yard pass from Adkins in the waning minutes of the first quarter, scoring his second career touchdown.

After Central Michigan tacked on another touchdown to extend its lead to 21-7, NM State scored 14 unanswered points behind the arm of Adkins and legs of Huntley. Clark caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Adkins before Huntley's 37-yard score with 50 seconds to go in the half.

NM State enters the bye week before continuing its three-game road swing. The Aggies are next in action on Saturday, Oct. 26, when they travel to Statesboro, Ga., to face Georgia Southern.

Single-game and season tickets for the Aggies' remaining home slate, which includes contests against Incarnate Word and rival UTEP, can be purchased at the Pan American Center or by calling 833-AGGIEUP.