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NMSU Football Accepts Invitation To NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State football team has accepted an invitation to the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl to take on a familiar bowl opponent in Utah State on Dec. 29 at 3:30 p.m. MT in Tucson, Ariz. at Arizona Stadium on the CBS Sports Network. The rematch is almost 57 years to the date of when NM State took on Utah State in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31, 1960.

Following the bowl invitation head football coach Doug Martin said, “Getting to a bowl game is the way our senior class should go out. They are a remarkable group and have changed the culture here at New Mexico State. This bowl shows that we can do great things here and the best days are ahead.”

The Aggies last postseason appearance saw an undefeated NM State team take down Utah State, 20-13, in the 1960 Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. Since that time, the Aggies have only had nine winning seasons.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Cedric Wilcots II Named Sun Belt Defensive Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - The Sun Belt Conference announced the players of the week on Monday morning. After a career night on the road versus Sun Belt foe Texas State, New Mexico State defensive end Cedric Wilcots II earned the defensive player of the week nod.

Wilcots was all over the field on Saturday posting five tackles, including a career-high three sacks. The sack total had not been recorded by an Aggie since Aubrey Dorisme had three against Middle Tennessee on Oct. 11, 2003.

The sophomore also tallied three forced fumbles, the first three of his career. This disruptive play helped give the Aggies the edge in the turnover margin against the Bobcats.

This is Wilcots’ first Sun Belt Player of the Week honor and the fourth this season for an Aggie with quarterback Tyler Rogers and defensive back Ron LaForce earning the honor on Sept. 11 and Shamad Lomax receiving the distinction on Sept. 25.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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NMSU Football Coach Doug Martin Signs Three Year Extension

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia announced to the Aggie football team Thursday afternoon that head coach Doug Martin's contract has been extended.

The 3-year extension keeps Martin in Las Cruces through the 2020 season and solidifies the future of Aggie football.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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Career Night Earns Lomax Sun Belt Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - The Sun Belt Conference announced the football player of the week awards on Monday morning. After a career-night against Battle of I-10 rival UTEP, New Mexico State defensive back Shamad Lomax earned the nod for defensive player of the week.

In the impressive 41-14 victory, Lomax recorded nine tackles and a career-high three interceptions. All three interceptions also came in just the first half, including a 19-yard pick-six that put the Aggies up 21-7 before heading to the locker room.

The three interceptions was the first time an Aggie has accomplished such a feat since Donald Stowers did so against UNLV on Nov. 18, 1995.

NM State's defense, led by Lomax, totaled five interceptions on the night which helped the Aggies to their first victory over rival UTEP since Sept. 20, 2008 and ended an eight-game losing streak.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Rogers, Laforce Named Sun Belt Players Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The Sun Belt Conference announced the football player of the week awards on Monday. New Mexico State quarterback Tyler Rogers took offensive player of the week and safety Ron LaForce earned the defensive honors.

In the 30-28 victory over Battle of I-25 rival New Mexico, quarterback Tyler Rogers was 34-for-57 for a total of 401 yards with a career-high four touchdowns. Rogers spread the ball around connecting with 10 different receivers on the night.

The Peoria, Ariz. natives 401 yards and four touchdowns are second in the Sun Belt Conference for individual game-highs in 2017 and his 81-yard connection with Izaiah Lottie on Saturday is the longest pass this season of all Sun Belt quarterbacks.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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