Football Game Recaps

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NMSU Football Falls To Troy In 2017 Home Opener

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State football hosted the Troy Trojans at Aggie Memorial Stadium to open Sun Belt Conference play on Saturday night. Time was the Aggies biggest enemy as they got within three points after a touchdown and two-point conversion, but Troy went on to run out the clock and defeat NM State, 27-24.

After the close loss to Sun Belt Conference powerhouse Troy in front of a strong Aggie crowd, head coach Doug Martin said, ““I want to complement the crowd tonight and the people that were there. That was a great college football atmosphere and it was fun playing in front of that crowd. This was a great college football game between two great teams. When you have a game with no turnovers on either side, that’s about as good as it gets in college football and the good news is we were there. I couldn’t be more proud of our guys and the way they competed.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Falls To South Alabama 35-28 In Season Finale

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MOBILE, AL - The final game of the 2016-17 season saw the New Mexico State football team square off with the South Alabama Jaguars at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. The game saw two defenses come to play as the score remained low for most of the game. The final score saw the Aggies fall 35-28 after the fourth quarter saw five scoring drives to close out the contest.

After the game, Coach Martin was asked about his team’s performance in their final game and he said, “I am very proud of how this team played tonight. We always play with a chip on our shoulder and if we come out like we did tonight and realize it’s us against the world, we will definitely improve and play great football next year.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Falls To Appalachian State 37-7 In Home Finale

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - On Senior Day at Aggie Memorial Stadium, the New Mexico State Aggies football team squared off with the Appalachian State Mountaineers. The Mountaineers came out flying and did not let up from start to finish as the Aggies fell, 37-7.

The team was riddled with injuries coming in to the game, most notably missing Tyler Rogers at quarterback. Throughout the contest, the Aggies suffered more injuries and were left with one starting offensive lineman by the time the fourth quarter started which allowed the Mountaineers defense to capitalize on a young front-five.

When asked about the game and how his team responded after all the injuries, head coach Doug Martin responded, “Anytime you have four offensive linemen and your quarterback out of the game, it’s going to be tough to score points and it was. I thought Conner Cramer came out and gave us a lift with his legs.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Defense Forces Five Turnovers In New Mexico State's 50-10 Rout Of Texas State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The NM State defense was on full display Saturday afternoon at Aggie Memorial Stadium, forcing five takeaways that led to 28 points in the first quarter en route to its resounding 50-10 victory against Texas State.

“Most of our problems this year is when we have to go 80 yards to score,” said Aggies head coach Doug Martin, whose team matched last year’s win total at 3-7 and 2-4 in the Sun Belt Conference. “When the defense does what it did tonight, it makes life easier. We can be a quick strike offense when given that opportunity.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Falls To Arkansas State 41-22

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

JONESBORO, AR - New Mexico State football suffered numerous penalties throughout the day which halted any momentum that was created on Saturday as they faced off with Arkansas State in Jonesboro, Ark. On a day where two Aggies climbed up the record book, as Larry Rose III moved up to sixth on the NM State career list for all-purpose yards (3,871) and Tyler Rogers moved into fifth-place in touchdowns responsible for at NM State (45). However, the accomplishments were thwarted by the Red Wolves strong play as they defeated the Aggies 41-22.

The game began with stifling defensive play as both teams’ first drives ended in a three-and-out. However, the offenses got their feet under them quickly; the first half saw six scoring drives as the Aggies entered the locker room trailing 27-6.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Falls To Georgia Southern 22-19

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The NM State football team saw its lead heading into the fourth quarter slip away as the Aggies dropped a heart-breaking 22-19 decision to Georgia Southern on Saturday in Aggie Memorial Stadium for its Tough Enough to Wear Pink game.

“I’m heartbroken for our kids,” Aggie head coach Doug Martin said. “They played as hard as they could possibly play, on both sides. They played with a lot of passion and a lot of love for each other. They competed right down to the end, which is what you have to do.”

After a Georgia Southern opened with a field goal, Jaden Wright gave NM State its second-straight pick in the end zone on Saturday when he jumped in front of a Kevin Ellison pass, his third of the season. A 16-yard reception by Tyrian Taylor on the fourth play of the drive saw NM State get to their 41-yard line, but couldn’t convert and gave it back to the Eagles.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Falls At Idaho 55-23

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MOSCOW, ID - The New Mexico State football team got the start it wanted against Idaho but couldn’t sustain it for four quarters as it fell to the Vandals on Saturday, 55-23, at the Kibbie Dome.

Jared Phipps gave the Aggies (2-4, 1-2 SBC) a great start to the game when he got a hold of the ball off a deflection in the end zone. Three players later, Tyler Rogers found Izaiah Lottie down the right side of the field as the redshirt freshman tight-roped the sideline and dodged a couple Vandals (4-3, 2-1 SBC) for the 68-yard touchdown.

Idaho responded and scored on the following play as Matt Linehan put UI on top 7-6 after finding Deon Watson on the fade route to the far right corner. Rogers and company didn’t back down and marched down the field on their ensuing possession thanks to a 49-yard bomb to Tyrian Taylor that led to a 10-yard TD catch by Clayton Granch – his second in as many games.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Defeats Louisiana 37-31 In Double Overtime

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Redshirt junior Sebastian Anderson leaped on the ball as it rolled into the end zone after being knocked loose from the outstretched arms of Larry Rose III in the second overtime series for New Mexico State to give the Aggies the 37-31 win over UL Lafayette at Aggie Memorial Stadium on homecoming.

“I’d prefer to win it in regulation with the kick from the 40-yard line, but the character that our guys showed and the heart that they showed, we can really build upon here,” said Aggie head coach Doug Martin. “The biggest thing here tonight was our defense. It was a hard- hitting football game and our guys responded, that was a great team win for our guys. I couldn’t be more proud of them. I was so proud of those fans that came tonight; that stadium was so electric with the fans that were here. We can’t thank you enough.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Drops Sun Belt Opener At Troy 52-6

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TROY, AL - Tyler Rogers tied a career-high in passing yards as the NM State football team dropped a 52-6 decision to Troy on Saturday night inside Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Rogers led the Aggies (1-3, 0-1 SBC) offensively as he completed 29-of-54 passes for 445 yards and one touchdown. Overall, NM State racked up 539 yards of total offense. Rogers connected with Izaiah Lottie on five passes for 71 yards and the lone Aggie touchdown.

Dalton Herrington led the Aggie defense with 13 tackles while Tymon Locklin chipped in eight tackles. Jared Phipps and Rodney Bulter each had six tackles.

Troy (3-1, 1-0 SBC) was led by Brandon Silvers who completed 23-of-32 passes for 246 yards and two touchdowns. Jordan Chunn led the Trojan rushing efforts with 64 yards.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Hang Tough With Kentucky, Fall 62-42

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LEXINGTON, KY - After leading the majority of the first half and entering the locker room knotted 35-35, the NM State football team ultimately dropped a 62-42 decision to SEC opponent Kentucky on Saturday night in Commonwealth Stadium.

The Aggies (1-2) led the Wildcats (1-2) on four separate occasions before the home team pulled away in the second half. The first two Aggie touchdowns came from an interception by Jaden Wright and a fumble recovery by Izaiah Lottie. Overall, the Aggies secured three turnovers with two forced fumbles and an interception.

Tyler Rogers completed 16-of-33 passes for 246 yards and two touchdowns. This was his third 200-yard passing game of 2016 and the 13th of his career. In addition, the quarterback had a career-high 70 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries.  Continue Reading This Post >>