Football Game Recaps

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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 >>

Aggies Fall To Lobos 27-14

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State football team lost to I-25 rival New Mexico, 27-14, in front of 25,211 fans inside Aggie Memorial Stadium.

The Aggies fall to 1-3 on the season, while the Lobos improve to 2-2.

Sophomore quarterback Andrew Manley completed 22-of-34 passes and finished with 256 total passing yards and one touchdown. Senior running back Robert Clay led the Aggie ground attack rushing 11 times for 47 yards and one touchdown. Sophomore wide receiver Austin Franklin had his third 100-plus yards receiving game of the season, finishing with a team-high 107 yards on six catches.

Defensively, junior strong safety Davis Cazares led NM State with 19 total tackles. Sophomore linebacker Anthony Joiner added 12 tackles, while junior linebackers Bryan Bonilla and Trashaun Nixon each finished with 10 tackles.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Fall 41-28 In Battle Of I-10

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EL PASO, TX - The New Mexico State football team lost the 90th meeting with its I-10 rival UTEP Miners, 41-28, at the Sun Bowl in El Paso Saturday night.

The Aggies found themselves down early, played well during the middle portion of the game, but could never quite catch up to the Miners. NM State falls to 1-2 on the season while the Miners are also now 1-2.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Fall 51-24 At Ohio

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

ATHENS, OH - The New Mexico State football team fell 51-24 to Ohio at the Bobcats' Peden Stadium Saturday evening.

Ohio pulled away from the Aggies in the second half after the Bobcats led 21-14 at halftime. OU scored 24 points in the third quarter and held the NM State offense to 16 yards and 10 points to extend its lead to 45-24 heading into the final quarter. The Bobcats improved to 2-0 on the season with the win as NM State dropped to 1-1 after the loss.

Aggie sophomore quarterback Andrew Manley finished the night at 12-of-24 passing with 132 yards and a touchdown. Sophomore receiver Austin Franklin led the receiving corps with five receptions for 72 yards, including a 42-yard touchdown grab. Franklin also blocked an OU field goal attempt just before halftime. Senior wide receiver Kemonte' Bateman hauled in four receptions for 45 yards.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State vs. Sacramento State Game Photos

NM State vs. Sacramento State Game Photos

Aggie Football Opens 2012 With 49-19 Victory Over Sacramento State

The New Mexico State football team kicked off the 2012 season with a wire-to-wire victory over Sacramento State on Thursday night at Aggie Memorial Stadium. Aggie quarterback Andrew Manley's return from a season-ending ACL injury a year ago was hugely successful as the redshirt sophomore quarterback threw for a career-high 367 yards and three touchdowns while completing 14-of-22 passes. Sophomore wide receiver Austin Franklin shined in his new role as the Aggies' go-to receiver catching eight passes for a career-high 236 yards and two touchdowns including an 84-yard catch-and-run with just over two minutes left in the second quarter. His other touchdown reception was 52 yards on the Aggies' second drive of the game.

"It's a good win for us," said head coach DeWayne Walker in the postgame press conference. "There's still some things we have to fix on offense and defense for sure, but we can look at the tape because it's always easier to clean up your mistakes after wins."

The Aggie defense rose to the occasion in the late stages of the game after Sacramento State had seized momentum and drawn to within nine points with just under seven minutes remaining in the third quarter. Following an Aggie punt the Hornets took over with 3:19 left to play in the quarter but Desmond Anaya forced a fumble by quarterback Garrett Safron which was recovered by Walton Taumoepeau. The Aggies would take over on Sacramento State 38 yard line and seven plays later the Aggies found the end zone to go ahead 35-19 with 13:45 left to play in the game.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Defense Dominates Annual Spring Football Game

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State football team held its annual spring game on Saturday afternoon in Aggie Memorial Stadium. The game lasted about an hour and a half in front of around 1,000 fans.

The NM State defense dominated the game from start to finish, causing several turnovers and collecting a handful of sacks. The offense was slightly off during the scrimmage with just a few highlight plays.

“I thought after last week’s scrimmage where the offense dominated, the defense took it a little personal today and answered the bell,” head coach DeWayne Walker said. “The offense was just off a little bit on every phase of the game. I think the defense had a very good day.”  Continue Reading This Post >>