New Mexico State is 1-1 with a loss to UTEP and a win over its arch rival, New Mexico. NMSU is 7-29 over the past three seasons. The Aggies are coached by former UK quarterback and graduate assistant coach Doug Martin. New Mexico State is a member of the Sun Belt Conference. Below is an overview of Aggie personnel and depth chart:
Averages 27 points per game.
Offensive Line: Averages 6’4, 312-pounds
Rushing: Leading rusher is QB Tyler Rogers: 24 carries, 84 yards, 1 TD.
Passing: QB Tyler Rogers: 38-76, 411 yards, 50% completion, 2 TD’s, 5.4 yards per attempt.
Receiving: WR Royce Caldwell: 5 catches, 114 yards, 22.8 yards per reception, 0 TD’s.
Running Back: Larry Rose III, 5’11 184 Jr: 1,102 rushing yards as a freshman, 1,651 as sophomore.
— Did not participate in NMSU’s first two games; status for Saturday unknown.
— AP All American 2015
— 2015, 100-yards rushing games: UTEP 186, Troy 180, UL Lafayette 191, and Arkansas State 106.
— 2015, 200-yard rushing games: New Mexico 260, Idaho 212, and Texas State 207
Allows 34.5 points per game.
Defensive Line: Averages 6’2, 268-pounds.
Leading Tackler: LB Rodney Butler: Averages 19.5 tackles per game.
Tackles for Loss: LB Terrill Hanks: 4.5 TFL.
Interceptions: LB Terrill Hanks: 1 INT.
Kicker: Kicker Parker Davidson: 5/5 FG’s
No disrespect intended for Saturday’s opponent, but this game is all about the University of Kentucky Wildcats. If UK allows Southern Miss and Florida to beat it for a second time; things could get awful interesting around and within the new training facility.