Football Game Recaps

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Aggies Drop Season Opener At Texas, 56-7

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

AUSTIN, TX - The New Mexico State football team opened up the 2013 season with a loss to No. 15 Texas, 56-7. The Aggies are now 0-1 on the season, as the Longhorns open the season at 1-0.

Quarterback Andrew McDonald completed 32 passes for 242 yards on the night. He threw the Aggies’ only touchdown to New Mexico native, Joshua Bowen, for 11 yards. Bowen led the Aggies with eight receptions for 83 yards and his first career touchdown.

Brian Bonilla finished the season opener with eight tackles, one for a loss, including four solo. Darien Johnson had seven solo tackles for the Aggies, while Davis Cazares had five solo and two assisted. The defense also created three turnovers on the night.

As a team, NM State had 346 yards of total offense, while allowing Texas to run up 715 yards.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Offense Defeats Defense, 68-65 In Aggie Football Spring Game

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - There could not be a better setting for a football game as skies began to clear and sun slowly faded away providing ideal weather conditions at Aggie Memorial Stadium. The New Mexico State Aggies football team took the field for their annual spring game, but this year with a different feel.

The new era of Aggie football led by first-year head coach, Doug Martin hosted its first evening spring game in years. As the stadium lights kicked on and fans filled the stands the Aggies ran through their routine stretches, warm-ups and individual drills.

Another addition to the spring game this year was keeping score, and a point system was put in place for the offense versus the defense. The team split the field and the much anticipated spring game was on its way.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies' Season Ends With 66-28 Loss At Texas State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SAN MARCOS, TX - The New Mexico State University football team (1-11) concluded its season on Saturday, Dec. 1, with a 66-28 loss to Texas State University.

The Aggies finished the game with 419 total yards of offense. NM State ran the ball for 171 yards and threw for 248 yards. Defensively, NM State held Texas State to 82 passing yards.

A group of Aggies finished the game with season records. Wide receiver Jarrel Brown finished the game with a career-high in receiving yards with four catches for 54 yards. Wide receiver Austin Franklin had a season-high for kick return yards with 171 yards. Running back Germi Morrison finished the game with a career-high 129 rushing yards off 19 carries and one touchdown, giving himself and the Aggies their first 100-yard performance from a running back all season.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Fall To BYU In Home Finale

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State football team concluded its home schedule Saturday afternoon with a 50-14 loss to Brigham Young University inside Aggie Memorial Stadium.

The Aggies were led by sophomore quarterback Andrew Manley who finished the game 13-of-24 passing for 158 yards and two touchdowns. Junior running back Germi Morrison led NM State on the ground with 64 yards rushing on 16 carries. Senior wide receiver Kemonte' Bateman had four receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown to lead the Aggies.

Defensively, junior safety Davis Cazares and junior linebacker Bryan Bonilla reached double-digits in tackles with 10 each. Junior linebacker Trashaun Nixon was right behind with nine total tackles.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Fall At Home Against San Jose State

Written By; NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State University football team could not hold off San Jose State University as the end result was a 47-7 loss on Saturday, Nov. 10, for the team's last home conference game of the season.

"It was just a bad day, and I am kind of surprised," said head football coach DeWayne Walker.

The Aggies finished the game with a total of 220 yards of offense. The Aggies threw for 100 yards and ran for 120 yards.

Quarterbacks Andrew Manley and Travaughn Colwell shared snaps under center throughout the game. Manley threw for 46 yards off seven completions and Colwell threw for 54 yards off five completions and one touchdown. Colwell's touchdown pass was his first of the season and his third career touchdown pass. Colwell also ran for 16 yards.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Fall At Auburn, 42-7

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

AUBURN, AL - The New Mexico State football team fell to Auburn Saturday afternoon, 42-7. The Aggies fall to 1-8 on the season, while Auburn improves to 2-7 on the year.

The Aggies tallied 205 yards of total offense, led by wide receiver Austin Franklin who caught seven passes for 154 yards. Running back Germi Morrison led the running attack with 79 yards on 19 carries, while Tiger Powell had the lone Aggie score on the day on a 2-yard run. Quarterback Andrew Manley threw for 222 yards on 17-of-30 passing and no interceptions. Defensively, the Aggies gave up 475 total yards to Auburn, as George Callender led the team with 10 tackles and an interception, the first of his career. Davis Cazares added eight stops.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Defense Impressive In Loss To No. 24 Louisiana Tech

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State football team held the top-ranked scoring offense in the nation, Louisiana Tech, to its lowest point total of the season in a 28-14 loss to the Bulldogs on Saturday inside Aggie Memorial Stadium.

The Aggie defense was led by junior safeties Davis Cazares and George Callender. Cazares finished with a team-high 15 tackles, eight of which were unassisted, while Callender was right behind with a total of 14 tackles on the night. Junior linebacker Bryan Bonilla almost joined the safety duo with double-digit tackles, finishing with nine total tackles.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Fall 41-7 At Utah State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LOGAN, UT - Multiple athletes on both offense and defense recorded career games in the 41-7 loss to Utah State University on Saturday, Oct. 20.

There were four different NM State Aggies that had career games on both sides of the ball, including running back Germi Morrison, who had a career-performance against Utah State, putting up 96 rushing yards. Morrison's previous record was 76 rushing yards set against UTEP earlier in the season. Morrison also had 28 receiving yards off four catches, also a career-high.

Tight end Trevor Walls had also had a career game with both catches and receiving yards. Walls caught three passes for 37 total yards, a new career high. Walls' previous career-high receiving game came against Utah State in 2011.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Fall At Idaho 26-18

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MOSCOW, ID - The New Mexico State football team was unable to pull off a late fourth quarter comeback against Idaho on the road, falling short 26-18.

The Aggie offense recorded 407 total yards with 98 rushing yards and 309 passing yards. Quarterback Andrew Manley went 28-of-45 for 309 yards and one touchdown and ran for an additional four yards. Wide receiver Austin Franklin led all NM State receivers by notching nine catches for 115 yards, his fifth game of at least 100 yards receiving this season. Wide receiver Kemonte' Bateman caught five balls for 76 yards and also returned two kicks for 25 yards. Running back Germi Morrison led all Aggie running backs with 66 total yards on the ground, averaging 4.1 yards per carry. Quarterback Travaughn Colwell took some snaps in a wildcat scheme, adding 22 yards of rushing on four carries for the Aggies.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Turnovers Plague Aggies In 35-14 Loss To UT San Antonio

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State football team lost its opening conference game to undefeated UT-San Antonio, 35-14, Saturday night inside Aggie Memorial Stadium in from 14,341 fans. The Aggies fall to 1-4 on the season (0-1 in WAC play) while UTSA improves to 5-0 (1-0 in WAC play).

The Aggies were led by sophomore quarterback Andrew Manley who finished 21-of-40 passing with 276 passing yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Junior running back Germi Morrison led NM State on the ground with 30 yards rushing on eight carries while sophomore wide receiver Austin Franklin once again led the Aggies in receiving with seven catches for 105 yards and one touchdown. Franklin has at least one touchdown catch in each of the Aggies' first five games and Saturday was the fourth time in five games he has had over 100 yards receiving.  Continue Reading This Post >>