Football Game Recaps

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Aggies Fall To Louisiana 44-16

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State drew first blood, but Sun Belt Conference title contender Louisiana countered with the next 28 points as the Ragin’ Cajuns handed the Aggies a 44-16 loss Saturday night at Aggie Memorial Stadium.

NM State (2-8, 1-5 Sun Belt Conference) dropped its eighth straight, while Louisiana (6-3, 5-0) won its fifth straight.

Aggie quarterback Tyler Rogers finished the night with 204 yards and one touchdown on 19-of-34 passing. Teldrick Morgan led all receivers with 117 yards and a touchdown on eight catches.

Morgan also recorded a career-high 56-yard punt return in the fourth quarter, the longest punt return for NM State on the season. Xavier Hall recorded 47 yards on 19 carries and one touchdown for the Aggies on the ground.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Football Falls To Texas State 37-29

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Despite a pair of career-highs, the New Mexico State University Aggies dropped their seventh straight game Saturday, falling to the Texas State Bobcats 37-29 at Aggie Memorial Stadium.

NM State running back Larry Rose III set a new career high in rushing yards, carrying the ball for 181 yards on 24 carries and one touchdown. Aggie quarterback Tyler Rogers went 36-for-52 for 404 yards and three touchdowns. Wide receiver Jerrel Brown had a season high 139 yards on seven receptions and one touchdown. NM State leading receiver Teldrick Morgan added 70 yards and one touchdown as well.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Football Falls To Vandals 29-17

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MOSCOW, ID - The New Mexico State football team fell 29-17 to Idaho in Sun Belt Conference action Saturday, Oct. 18 in the Kibbie Dome, falling to 2-6 overall and 1-3 in league play. The Vandals picked up their first win of the year and are now 1-6 and 1-4 in SBC play.

Once again turnovers play a role in the outcome of the game for the Aggies with NM State throwing three interceptions and losing one fumble. Freshman quarterback Andrew Allen got his first career start and ended the game going 6-of-11 passing for 88 yards and one interception. Tyler Rogers, who made an appearance late in the game, recorded 3-of-5 passing for 12 yards and two interceptions.

The Vandals recorded two turnovers to the Aggies four. More importantly, Idaho scored 16 points off turnovers, missing a two point conversion on one score. The Aggies scored three points off the Vandal interception.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Football Falls At Troy 41-24

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State football team lost 41-24 to Troy in Sun Belt Conference action, Saturday, Oct. 11 in Troy, Ala., falling 2-5 on the year and 1-3 in league play. The Troy Trojans are now 1-5 overall and 1-1 in SBC action.

NM State’s first score of the game came off a 53-yard run by freshman running back Larry Rose III. The run was the longest of Rose’s career. Maxwell Johnson would give the Aggies their second score of the day on a 24-yard field goal to put the Aggies within 10, at 20-10.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Fall To Georgia Southern 36-28

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State football team fell to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the Sun Belt Conference, Saturday, Oct. 4, after losing 36-28 to conference opponent Georgia Southern at Aggie Memorial Stadium in the Tough Enough to Wear Pink game.

Tyler Rogers recorded 329 yards through the air on 34-of-48 passing with three interceptions. Rogers also had a productive night on the ground, going for 49 yards on ten attempts. Brandon Betancourt led the Aggies with 65 yards on the ground on 11 carries, recording two touchdowns.

Larry Rose III and Xavier Hall had a combine 65 yards rushing and a touchdown each. Teldrick Morgan led all receivers with 100 yards on ten catches. Joshua Bowen added 92-yards and Jerrel Brown had 73-yards as well.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State vs. No. 17/18 LSU Game Photos

NM State Football Falls 63-7 At No. 17/18 LSU

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BATON ROUGE, LA - The New Mexico State football team had four takeaways in the first half, but No. 17/18 LSU overcame the turnovers and defeated the Aggies 63-7 in front of 101,987 fans in Tiger Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 27. NM State falls to 2-3 on the year and the Tigers move to 4-1 overall.

Sophomore defensive back Kawe Johnson led the Aggies defense with 12 tackles, three of them solo, to go along with two forced fumbles and an interception. It was the second straight game that Johnson has tallied at least 12 tackles and the third time this season that he has posted double-digit tackles. Senior defensive back Winston Rose pulled in his second interception of the year. LSU came into the game with four turnovers on the season and the Aggie defense doubled that, grabbing two interceptions and picking up two fumbles.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Football Falls 38-35 To UNM In Rio Grande Rivalry

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State football team fell to 2-2 on the season after losing the Rio Grande Rivalry 38-35 to the New Mexico Lobos, now 1-2 on the season, Saturday, Sept. 20, at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces, N.M.

Aggie quarterback Tyler Rogers went 32-of-47 for 333 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Teldrick Morgan had another big game for NM State, catching nine passes for 122 yards. Joseph Matthews added 79 yards on eight catches for the Aggies, with one touchdown. New Mexico threw for 67 yards and earned 412 yards on the ground, led by Crusoe Gongbay who had 134 yards on 15 carries. Xavier Hall led the Aggies in the ground game, recording 61 yards on 15 carries and two touchdowns.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Football Falls At UTEP 42-24

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EL PASO, TX - The New Mexico State Aggies suffered a 42-24 loss to the UTEP Miners in El Paso, Texas, Saturday, September 13. NM State falls to 2-1 on the season, while falling to 35-55-2 in the overall series with UTEP, having lost the last six meetings between the two teams.

The Aggies showed signs of coming to life, but could never really get the run game going, having to relay fully on their passing attack. Head Coach Doug Martin said, “The third downs; when you can’t run the ball you are going to have a lot of third downs. A lot of third and longs and couldn’t convert. We also dropped a lot of passes that I thought hurt us. Overall, offensively we were just very ineffective.”   Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Football Rallies From 17-Point Deficit To Defeat Georgia State 34-31

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

ATLANTA, GA - The New Mexico State football team came back from a 17-point deficit and outscored Georgia State 17-7 in the fourth quarter to defeat the Panthers 34-31 in the Georgia Dome, Saturday, Sept. 6. The Aggies move to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in Sun Belt Conference play, while Georgia State moves to 1-1 on the year and 0-1 in league play.

The Panthers scored the first 17 points of the game, which included a 68-yard touchdown pass, an 8-yard touchdown run and a 38-yard field goal but that was not enough to deflate NM State as the Aggies would score the next 10 points of the game. Head Coach Doug Martin was extremely proud of his team not giving up and showing toughness, both mentally and physically.  Continue Reading This Post >>