NMSU Football Picks Up First Win Of The Season With 41-28 Win Over Incarnate Word

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The Aggies exploded for over 600 total yards of offense, including a season-best 295 yards of rushing, storming to 41-28 win against UIW Saturday afternoon at Aggie Memorial Stadium.

The two-headed monster of senior halfbacks Jason Huntley and Christian Gibson combined for over 200 yards on the ground and two touchdowns. Huntley rushed for a career-high 174 yards and a score, while Gibson gained 115 yards of rushing and punched in his first touchdown of the season.

Huntley and Gibson are the first pair of NM State running backs to both total 100 or more rushing yards in a contest since Larry Rose III (170) and Conner Cramer (110) did so at South Alabama in 2016.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Downs UMKC, Finishes WAC Regular Season Undefeated

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Perfection.

The New Mexico State volleyball team finished Western Athletic conference play with a perfect 16-0 conference record with a 25-21, 25-23, 23-25, 25-23 victory over Kansas City on Senior Day Saturday afternoon in the Pan American Center. It was also the Aggies’ 17th-straight win and the second time since 2015 that the Aggies ran the table in the WAC.

“When you lose sets you’re either going to play harder or feel sorry for yourself, I think we made plays when we needed to make plays,” said head coach Mike Jordan.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Defeats Southern 79-63

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State men’s basketball team played host to Southern for its second home game of the season and third overall on Thursday night inside the Pan American Center. After taking a three-point edge at the 9:49 mark of the first half, the Aggies never looked back holding a lead until the final buzzer to defeat the Jaguars, 79-63.

After the victory at home head coach Chris Jans said, “The goal was to win the game and after our last outing we certainly weren’t very pleased. We had a quick turnaround with a one-day prep which isn’t too common this early in the season, so we were happy to get a win.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Julianna Salanoa Earns Academic All-District Honos

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - Three WAC volleyball players – California Baptist's Sydney Marks, Utah Valley's Seren Merrill and NM State's Julianna Salanoa – have earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors. All three are second team honorees.

Marks, a junior middle blocker from Lodi, Calif., boasts a perfect 4.00 grade-point average in business administration and political science. She is averaging 2.74 kills per set this season.

A junior libero from Orem, Utah, Merrill has a 3.98 GPA as an exercise science/pre-nurse practitioner major. She currently ranks second in the WAC with 4.34 digs per set.

Salanoa, a junior middle blocker, has a 3.96 GPA in nursing. The Olympia, Wash. native ranks second in the WAC in blocks (1.4) and third in hitting percentage (.371). She is a three-time WAC Player of the Week.

NMSU Volleyball Downs Chicago State In Four Sets

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women's volleyball team dropped the first against Chicago State on Thursday afternoon before bouncing back for a 17-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-18, to remain unbeaten in Western Athletic Conference play and run its winning streak to 16 matches.

"Defensively, we kind of got going in the second set," said head coach Mike Jordan. "We started digging the ball, trying a little harder to make plays. We got better and finally started digging the volleyball a little better which led to transition opportunities that we scored."

With Cat Kelly unavailable, the Aggies (24-3, 15-0 WAC) started slow and the Cougars (5-25, 1-14 WAC) raced out to a 9-3 lead. NM State battled back with a Savannah Davison kill bringing the score within one at 11-10. However, New Mexico State continued to struggle and the Cougars pulled away for a 25-17 set one victory.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls At Home 63-57 To UTEP

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team fell to Battle of I-10 rival UTEP 63-57 at the Pan American Center on Wednesday night. Aaliyah Prince scored 22 points, her third-straight 20 point game to start the season.

The game started back-and-forth with a layup from Adrianna Henderson giving NM State (1-2, 0-0 WAC) a 12-11 lead at the media timeout. UTEP (2-0, 0-0 C-USA) mounted a quick 5-0 lead out of the timeout to lead 16-12 at the two-minute mark. However, the Aggies went on a run of their own, capped by two Gia Pack free throws with one second in the first, to lead 17-16 heading into the second quarter.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Loses At UTEP 65-50

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EL PASO, TX - The New Mexico State men’s basketball team traveled to the Don Haskins Center to take on Battle of I-10 rival UTEP on Tuesday night in El Paso, Texas. A tough night shooting from the field and the line hampered NM State as they fell to UTEP, 65-50.

To open the rivalry contest, the Aggies struggled to knock down shots and it was not until 2:58 into the game that the Crimson & White got on the board. Trailing by four early, Trevelin Queen hit a three that was followed by another triple by Terrell Brown to give NM State it’s first lead of the night, 8-7.

Following the lead change the teams then traded baskets all the way until a media timeout at the 8:08 mark where NM State trailed by just one, 16-15. Each team rattled off a small run before the Aggies knocked down the final two baskets and only trailed the Miners, 28-25, after the first 20 minutes of action.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Clinches WAC Regular Season Title With Sweep Of GCU

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s volleyball team hit a red-hot .388 and ran its win streak to 15 matches and clinched its fourth Western Athletic Conference regular-season championship in the last five seasons with an 25-22, 25-20, 25-22 sweep at Grand Canyon on Saturday afternoon. This is the Aggies’ sixth WAC regular-season championship under head coach Mike Jordan.

The Aggies (23-3, 13-0) raced out to a 4-1 lead in set one before GCU brought it back to tie up at nine. The rest of the set was a battle as both sides traded points, and the lead, until NM State found itself ahead 23-22. Then, Savannah Davison and Megan Hart hit back-to-back kills to give the Aggies the first set 25-22.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats Denver 78-75

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DENVER, CO - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team captured a 78-75 win in a back-and-forth affair at Denver behind Gia Pack’s 29 points on Saturday night.

The Aggies (1-1) started the game off on their heels as the Pioneers (0-2) opened an early 10-4 lead. However, Adrianna Henderson got the rim followed by back-to-back threes from Pack to tie the game up at 12 midway through the first. After Denver went up 17-12, NM State ended the quarter on a 9-2 run to lead 23-19 after one.

New Mexico State continued to roll into the second quarter and led 33-26 at the 5:34 mark after a three-point play from Aaliyah Prince. The Pioneers then pulled within three at 48-35 before a steal-and-score from Pack at the end of the period gave the Aggies a 40-35 lead going into the halftime break.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Falls At Ole Miss 41-3

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OXFORD, MS - One of the most decorated pass catchers in NM State football history continues to make history.

Redshirt senior wideout OJ Clark hauled in four more receptions in the Aggies' 41-3 loss at Ole Miss Saturday afternoon inside Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, moving into sole possession of third all-time in team history for catches with 185. He surpassed Duane Gregory (181) and now sits behind only A.J. Harris (269) and Chris Williams (246) on the program leaderboard.

The Wichita Falls, Texas, native made history with his very first reception of the game. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Josh Adkins and Clark linked up for eight yards early in the second quarter to give the wideout his 182nd career catch.  Continue Reading This Post >>