Football Game Recaps

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Aggie Football Drops Final Home Game To Arkansas State, 52-28

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Jordan Bergstrom had a career-high in both receiving yards and touchdowns as the NM State football team fell 52-28 to Arkansas State on Saturday in Aggie Memorial Stadium. Prior to the game, Bergstrom and the other seniors were honored for Senior Day.

Bergstrom amassed 110 receiving yards and two touchdowns on just four catches to lead the NM State (3-8, 3-4 SBC) offense. Larry Rose III racked up 106 rushing yards on 15 carries. This was his seventh 100-yard rushing game of the season.

Andrew Allen completed 13-of-24 passes for 211 yards and three touchdowns, while Nick Jeanty was 13-of-17 for 104 yards and one touchdown. Jacob Nwangwa led the defense with 10 tackles.

Fredi Knighten was 23-of-42 for 367 yards and two touchdowns for the Red Wolves (8-3, 7-0 SBC).  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Football Tops UL-Lafayette For Third Win In A Row; Rose Sets Single Season Rushing Record

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAFAYETTE, LA - Rodney Bulter had his first interception of the season with 1:19 left in the game to secure the victory for the NM State football team as they won their third game in a row, this time a 37-34 victory of UL-Lafayette, on Saturday night at Cajun Field.

The Aggies held a 37-34 advantage with 1:29 remaining as the Ragin’ Cajuns (4-6, 3-3) began their final drive of the game. After an incomplete pass by UL-Lafayette quarterback Brooks Haack, Butler leaped in the air and grabbed the interception.

The Aggies are now 3-7 on the season and 3-3 in the Sun Belt. This is the first time NM State has won three games since 2011 and the first time they have won three in a row since 2004 when they won three SBC games during a 5-6 record that season.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Football Beats Texas State 31-21

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SAN MARCOS, TX - Bolstered by a solid defensive performance from Jacob Nwangwa, which included a career-high two interceptions, the NM State football team won its second game in as many weeks with a 31-21 victory over Texas State on Saturday.

Nwangwa grabbed interceptions on back-to-back Texas State (2-6, 1-3 SBC) drives in the fourth quarter to secure a win for the Aggies (2-7, 2-3 SBC). With Texas State in the red zone, Nwangwa stepped in front of a Tyler Jones pass and grabbed his second interception of the season with 3:36 left in the game. On the ensuing Bobcat possession, Nwangwa again grabbed an interception, this time on the first snap of the drive, to give NM State the win. Nwangwa also had a team-high 10 tackles.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Football Stuns Idaho 55-48 In Overtime, Snaps 17-Game Losing Streak

The New Mexico State football team snapped the nation's longest losing streak, 17 games, with a thrilling 55-48 overtime victory over Idaho on Saturday night which was sealed by an incredible interception by freshman defensive back Terrill Hank who trapped the ball with his ankles. The Aggies scored 41 points in the second half and seven more in overtime to complete the come from behind victory.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Football Falls To Troy 52-7

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Larry Rose III rushed his way into the NM State football career record books in the second quarter of a 52-7 loss to Troy in Sun Belt Conference play on Saturday night at Aggie Memorial Stadium in the Homecoming/Tough Enough to Wear Pink game.

Rose III finished the night with 180-yards rushing on 21 attempts to move into ninth in career rushing with 1,969 yards to surpass Anthony Singleton (1,858, 1986-89). The sophomore also had a team-best 67 reception yards with a long of 60 and wrapped up the night with 247 all-purpose yards, just shy of his season-high, 260, at New Mexico this year.

Andrew Allen finished the game with 161 yards in the air on 13-of-33 passing with one touchdown.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Football Falls At Georgia Southern 56-26

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

STATESBORO, GA - Andrew Allen had a career-high 253 passing yards and threw for three touchdowns as the NM State football team fell 56-26 to Sun Belt Conference opponent Georgia Southern on Saturday night in Paulson Stadium.

Allen, who had just his second career start for NM State (0-6, 0-2), completed 20 of his 37 pass attempts for 253 yards. The sophomore completed a long pass of 61-yards to Royce Caldwell and had just one interception on the evening. Caldwell had a career-high 130 all-purpose yards.

Larry Rose III led the Aggies in both rushing and receiving as he collected 82 yards on 13 runs and chipped in 31 yards on five receptions. Joshua Bowen had 15 yards and a career-high two touchdowns on four receptions.

Derek Ibekwe led the Aggies’ defensive efforts with 14 tackles and 1.0 tackles for loss. Dalton Herrington chipped in seven tackles and 1.0 tackles for loss.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Fall To No. 13 Ole Miss 52-3

OXFORD, MS - The NM State football team collected three turnovers compared to Ole Miss’ two as the Aggies fell 52-3 to the No. 13 Rebels on Saturday afternoon in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

The Aggies (0-5) had two fumble recoveries on Ole Miss (5-1) punt returns. In the second quarter, a Rebel touched the ball following a NM State punt, and long snapper Andrew Kenney grabbed his first career fumble recovery. On an Ole Miss punt return in the third quarter, Carlos Davis fumbled the ball and Jacob Nwangwa recovered for the Aggies.

Terrill Hanks also grabbed his second career interception in the second quarter as he stepped in front of Chad Kelly’s pass. Hanks returned the ball seven yards to the NM State 26 for the visiting team.

Xavier Hall led the Aggie rushing efforts as he gained 31 yards on nine carries. Teldrick Morgan led the receiving corps with 33 yards on five catches.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Fall To New Mexico 38-29

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Larry Rose III had a career-high 260 rushing yards as the NM State football team fell 38-29 to Rio Grande rival New Mexico at University Stadium on Saturday night.

Rose III used 21 carries to garner 260 of the Aggies’ (0-4) 303 rushing yards. He had a long rush of 67 yards and averaged 12.4 yards per carry. Additionally, the sophomore scored a career-high three touchdowns.

Tyler Rogers chipped in 41 rushing yards on 11 carries. Rogers also completed 12 of his 24 pass attempts for 108 yards. Tyrian Taylor caught three of these throws for 44 yards.

Derek Ibekwe led the NM State defensive efforts with 13 tackles, which included 10 unassisted tackles. He also racked up two tackles for loss. Terrill Hanks collected nine tackles with one tackle for loss and his first career interception.  Continue Reading This Post >>

AggieVision :: NM State vs. UTEP Football Highlights

Aggie Football Falls In Overtime To UTEP, 50-47

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - In a game that saw 97 points and over 1,000 yards of total offense, the NM State football team dropped a heartbreaking 50-47 overtime loss to Battle of I-10 rival UTEP on Saturday night in Aggie Memorial Stadium.

UTEP (1-2) won the coin toss in overtime and chose to defend the first possession. After Larry Rose III rushed for nine yards, Parker Davidson made a 44-yard field goal to give NM State (0-3) a 47-44 advantage. On their drive, Miner quarterback Ryan Metz completed a six-yard pass to Cedrick Lang to give the visitors a 50-47 win.  Continue Reading This Post >>