Football Game Recaps

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NMSU Football Downs UTEP 44-35 To Claim Battle Of I-10

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Make that three consecutive wins against UTEP.

The Aggies, behind a career day from senior halfback Jason Huntley and a jaw-dropping play from redshirt sophomore quarterback Josh Adkins, rolled to a 44-35 win against the rival Miners Saturday inside Aggie Memorial Stadium.

NM State has now won three straight games in the Battle of I-10 rivalry series.

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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 Football Falls At Ole Miss 41-3

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

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 >>

NMSU Football Falls At Georgia Souther 41-7

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

STATESBORO, GA - The NM State football team was upended by Georgia Southern, 41-7, on a rain-soaked Saturday afternoon inside Allen E. Paulson Stadium.

Senior running back Jason Huntley had a career day, rushing for a career-high 133 yards and NM State's lone touchdown. Redshirt senior tailback Christian Gibson also broke loose against the Eagles, running for 98 yards, as the Aggies gained 209 total rushing yards in the contest.

Redshirt senior linebacker Javahn Fergurson and junior linebacker Rashie Hodge Jr. paced the Aggie defense, as each racked up 2.0 tackles for loss. Fergurson carded a team-high 13 tackles, his sixth consecutive game in double-digits.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Falls At Home To Liberty, 20-13

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Round one goes to Liberty.

The Aggie defense, led by redshirt freshman linebacker Devin Richardson's career-high 2.0 sacks and senior defensive back Shamad Lomax's two pass breakups, delivered a strong all-around performance for the second week in a row.

Liberty was just as good, though. The Flames (4-2) outlasted NM State (0-6), 20-13, to win the first of the teams' two meetings this season Saturday night inside Aggie Memorial Stadium.   Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Falls To Fresno State 30-17

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The Aggie defense limited Fresno State to six second-half points, including shutting out the Bulldogs in the fourth quarter, but it was not enough to carry NM State to a win. Fresno State (2-2) fended off the Aggies' comeback, handing NM State (0-5) a 30-17 loss Saturday night inside Aggie Memorial Stadium.

A week after allowing 55 points and nearly 600 yards of total offense at New Mexico, the NM State defense played with a chip on its shoulder, and it showed. The Aggies allowed just 23 points to a Bulldog offense that entered Saturday averaging 30.7 points per game. NM State held Fresno State to only two second-half field goals and matched its season high with 5.0 tackles for loss.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Drops Home Opener 31-10 To San Diego State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The Aggie offense, led by the arm of redshirt sophomore quarterback Josh Adkins and the hands of graduate transfer wideout Tony Nicholson, hit its stride in the second half, but it was too little too late.

Plagued by turnovers and silenced by the Aztec defense throughout the first half, NM State finally found its way in third quarter, cutting its deficit to two scores in the frame’s final minute. The Aggies (0-3) would not get any closer, however, falling 31-10 to San Diego State (3-0) Saturday night in the home opener inside Aggie Memorial Stadium.

Adkins, the Aggie signal caller, accompanied his 299 total yards of passing with a 35-yard touchdown toss, linking up with junior wide receiver Robert Downs III in the third quarter. It was Adkins' second of the season and the first touchdown-scoring grab of Downs III's career.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Falls At No. 2 Alabama 62-10

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - No. 2 Alabama (2-0) scored touchdowns on five of its first seven possessions and went on to defeat New Mexico State (0-2), 62-10, Saturday afternoon inside Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Josh Adkins threw his first touchdown pass of the year in the defeat. The Aggie signal caller hit senior running back Jason Huntley with a pass behind the line of scrimmage, and Huntley did the rest, taking the ball four yards into the end zone for the score midway through the third quarter.

Adkins passed for 145 yards and one touchdown, completing 19-of-30 pass attempts in the contest. Huntley had a team-high six receptions for 25 yards, including his four-yard score. Graduate transfer wideout Tony Nicholson, meanwhile, hauled in two passes for a team-high 44 yards.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Falls At No. 23 Washington State 58-7

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PULLMAN, WA - The New Mexico State football team (0-1) opened the 2019 campaign with a 58-7 loss to No. 23 Washington State (1-0) Saturday night inside Martin Stadium.

Playing under the lights and on the road against a nationally ranked opponent, the Aggie defense could not slow the Cougars' relentless attack from the start. Washington State generated 618 total yards of offense and rattled off 51 unanswered points in the victory, thanks to the arm of redshirt senior quarterback Anthony Gordon and the legs of sophomore tailback Max Borghi.

Washington State's passing attack totaled six scores and 507 yards through the air, led by Gordon's 420 passing yards and five touchdowns. Borghi, meanwhile, accounted for 128 rushing yards and a score on 10 carries.  Continue Reading This Post >>