Football Game Recaps

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Aggies Fall To No. 13 UCLA 59-13

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PASADENA, CA - The New Mexico State football team fell to No. 13/15 UCLA Saturday night in the Rose Bowl, 59-13. The Aggies are now 0-4 on the season, while UCLA improves to 3-0.

The Aggies were led by running back Brandon Betancourt, who racked up 95 yards on the ground and a touchdown, while quarterback King Davis III threw for 48 yards on 6-of-13 passing. Quarterback Andrew McDonald threw for 98 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, safety Davis Cazares led all Aggies with 14 tackles, two interceptions and a fumble recovery.

As a team, the Aggies had 21 first downs and 333 yards of total offense, while the Bruins recorded 39 first downs and 692 yards of total offense.  Continue Reading This Post >>

New Mexico State vs. UTEP Game Photos

New Mexico State vs. UTEP Game Photos

Aggie Football Falls To UTEP 42-21

The 91st edition of the Battle of I-10 ended the same way the previous four ended -- in a loss. Four turnovers, two in each half and two in the redzone, doomed the Aggies in their 42-21 defeat.

The game got off to an ominous start for the Aggies when Darien Johnson fumbled the opening kickoff giving the Miners possession of the ball on the Aggies' three yard line. It took UTEP just one play to find the endzone and the Aggies found themselves trailing 7-0 just ten seconds in the game.

The Aggies bounced back immediately as Andrew McDonald found Jerrel Brown for an 81-yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 7-7 just 27 second into the game. On the ensuing drive the Miners put together an eight play, 87 yard drive that culminated in a 12 yard touchdown run by quarterback Jameill Showers to put the Miners up 14-7.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Battle Minnesota In 44-21 Loss

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State football team dropped its home opener 44-21 to the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday, Sept. 7, at Aggie Memorial Stadium.

The Aggies (0-2) collected 253 passing yards with senior quarterback Andrew McDonald leading the way with 186 yards on 22-of-31 passing. Senior running back Germi Morrison directed the ground attack with a pair of rushing touchdowns. Defensively, senior safety Davis Cazares and senior linebacker Trashaun Nixon both recorded a game-high 11 tackles.

The Aggies went three-and-out on the first drive against the Golden Gophers (2-0), but the Aggie defense caused the same situation for the Minnesota offense on its opening drive. After one more drive from each team, senior defensive end Willie Mobley recorded his first quarterback sack as an Aggie, pushing Minnesota back to a third-and-16.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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 >>