It's Gameday! The Aggie football team is back in action off of a bye week and they're in Logan, UT to take on the other Aggies. New Mexico State will have their work cut out for them today trying to stop USU on both sides of the ball. The UtAgs have a dynamic offense led by sophomore quarterback Chuckie Keeton (255 passing yards per game, 14 TDs, 4 INTs), senior running back Kerwynn Williams (101 rushing yards per game, six rushing TDs) and wide receiver Matt Austin (403 yards receiving, 4 TDs).
For New Mexico State on offense, the offensive line is the key to the Aggies staying in this game. Utah State recorded 13 sacks last week against San Jose State and you can bet that the UtAgs have taken note of the Aggies' inability to protect Andrew Manley. New Mexico State will need to have a strong gameplan in place to negate USU's pressure and the Aggie run game and short passing game will need to be effective in this game in order to keep Manley upright.
The Aggies need to hang close with Utah State in the first quarter. USU has allowed just three first quarter points this season and have scored 68 first quarter points. New Mexico State can't allow USU to jump out to a big lead early because New Mexico State simply isn't built to overcome large deficits.
Utah State is the best team the Aggies have played this season and very well may be the best team the Aggies play all season. They were our preseason pick to win the WAC and thus far they have looked every bit the part.
Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. (MDT) and can be seen on AggieVision and ESPN3.
The Aggie volleyball team is also back in action after their disappointing loss to UT Arlington on Thursday night. The Aggies are in Ruston, LA to take on the Lady Techsters. New Mexico State had some issues with LA Tech in the first meeting winning 3-1 but really getting pushed by the Techsters in all four matches including giving up a 20-11 lead in the first set.
Tonight's match is scheduled for a 1:00 p.m. (MDT) tipoff. There will be radio coverage tonight, however, Live Stats will be available via the LA Tech athletic website.
Kraig Williams of the Deseret News previews today's game.
Justin McKissick of KSL.com previews today's game.
Teddy Feinberg of the Las Cruces Sun-News has a Q&A with head coach DeWayne Walker.
Wade Denniston of the Logan Herald Journal previews today's game.
The LA Tech athletic website previews today's game.
The Texas State athletic website recaps the Aggies' 3-0 loss to the Bobcats.
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