Rogers, Hanks Named Sun Belt Players Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - The Sun Belt Conference announced the football player of the week awards on Monday. New Mexico State quarterback Tyler Rogers was named offensive player of the week and linebacker Terrill Hanks earned the defensive honors.

Rogers orchestrated an incredible home finale in his NM State career leading the Aggies to a 22-17 win over South Alabama and the team is now bowl bound for the first time since 1960. Rogers was in a rhythm all night going 40-for-61 for 451 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

The Peoria, Ariz. natives night saw him command a game-winning drive in the closing minutes where the senior led the Aggies 83 yards down the field and capped off the series with a seven-yard touchdown pass.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Defeats Prairie View A&M

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State men’s basketball team grabbed its fifth-straight win Sunday evening after holding off Prairie View A&M 69-57 in the Pan American Center.

The Aggies got off to a great start, taking a 13-4 lead into the first media break at the 15:14 mark. Six-consecutive points from Jemerrio Jones extended the lead to 25-12 before turnovers by NM State, both forced and unforced, allowed Prairie View A&M to claw back into the game.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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NMSU Football Accepts Invitation To NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State football team has accepted an invitation to the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl to take on a familiar bowl opponent in Utah State on Dec. 29 at 3:30 p.m. MT in Tucson, Ariz. at Arizona Stadium on the CBS Sports Network. The rematch is almost 57 years to the date of when NM State took on Utah State in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31, 1960.

Following the bowl invitation head football coach Doug Martin said, “Getting to a bowl game is the way our senior class should go out. They are a remarkable group and have changed the culture here at New Mexico State. This bowl shows that we can do great things here and the best days are ahead.”

The Aggies last postseason appearance saw an undefeated NM State team take down Utah State, 20-13, in the 1960 Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. Since that time, the Aggies have only had nine winning seasons.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Earns Bowl Eligibility On Senior Day

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State football team made history on Saturday at Aggie Memorial Stadium. Trailing 17-16 with under a minute left, the Aggies engineered a drive down the field that ended with Tyler Rogers hitting Conner Cramer in the back of the end zone for the final score to take down South Alabama 22-17 and gain bowl eligibility.

Following the monumental victory, head coach Doug Martin said, ““It was a great night and I was really proud of our football team. It’s a big win to beat a talented football team like that. That crowd tonight is what Aggie Memorial Stadium can look like every week. We got something special here and hopefully we have one more game to play. All these guys played a great game tonight. We have a great group of seniors and this is the proper way for them to go out.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketbal Falls To UNM 101-93

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women's basketball team fell to Battle of I-25 rival New Mexico at the Pan American Center on Saturday. Despite Gia Pack scoring a career-high 33 points, the Aggies dropped the 101-93 contest for the team's third-straight loss.

"Our team competed for 40 minutes today. They left everything out on the floor. They didn't always execute but they played through their mistakes. I think today's game was a game of runs and we fought back and I'm proud of our team for doing that," head coach Brooke Atkinson said. "Defensively, we need to continue to continue to get better. We need to continue to create our identity on the defensive end."

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NMSU Men's Basketball Cruises To 80-60 Win At UTEP, Sweeps Season Series

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EL PASO, TX - A game and career-high 18 points from AJ Harris along with three other players in double-figures gave the New Mexico State men’s basketball team its seventh-straight win over Battle of I-10 rival UTEP, 80-60, and its third-straight sweep of the Miners Thursday night at the Don Haskins Center.

The victory gave head coach Chris Jans his first rivalry sweep, who now joins Ken Hayes, Lou Henson and Paul Weir as the only coaches to sweep UTEP in their first year at the helm. In addition, this is the first time since the 1952-53 season that NM State has swept UTEP in consecutive games on its schedule.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Zach Lofton Named WAC Men's Basketball Player Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State graduate student guard Zach Lofton has been named Western Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 20-26. This is his first-ever WAC Player of the Week honor.

The St. Paul, Minn., native averaged 24.0 points and 8.0 rebounds while shooting 67.9 percent from the floor and 46.1 percent from three-point range in a pair of big wins last week. Lofton opened the week with a monster night against Colorado State, scoring 30 points on 12-of-15 shooting with eight rebounds as NM State took down its second-straight Mountain West team in as many games. The 6-4 guard followed it up with 18 points and another eight rebounds against Battle of I-10 rival UTEP.

NMSU Men's Basketball Edge Rival UTEP 72-63

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Despite a slow start to the game, the New Mexico State men’s basketball team never wavered and captured the 72-63 win over Battle of I-10 rival UTEP Saturday night at the Pan American Center. NM State has now won six-consecutive games against the Miners (1-4) and nine of the last 10.

With the win, Aggie head coach Chris Jans joins eight other head coaches in school history to beat UTEP (1-4) in their first try. He also joins Ken Hayes, Lou Henson and Paul Weir as the only first-year head coaches to beat both New Mexico and UTEP in their first try at home.

The first-half of the Battle of I-10 started off a little sluggish for both teams with the contest tied four separate times. Neither team shot well from the floor either with NM State (4-1) shooting 37-percent and UTEP shooting 37.5-percent.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Defeats Idaho 17-10 For Fifth Win Of Season

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State football team took on Sun Belt Conference foe Idaho on Saturday afternoon in Aggie Memorial Stadium. After NM State scored on its first two drives, the Aggie defense then protected the team’s lead with constant quarterback pressure and helped the team get their fifth win of the season, 17-10, over the Vandals.

Following the crucial victory, head coach Doug Martin said, “I’m really proud of our defense, they stepped up and we really needed that today. I just couldn’t be happier for this football team because our guys are resilient and they have believed in themselves all year. As I told them, it’s a one game season now.”

Saturday’s contest opened in the Aggies favor when NM State (5-6, 3-4 SBC) linebacker Leon McQuaker intercepted a pass from Idaho (3-8, 2-5 SBC) quarterback Mason Petrino which was brought back to the NM State 45-yard line.  Continue Reading This Post >>