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NMSU Football Announces Four Games With UMass

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The New Mexico State football team and the University of Massachusetts have signed a pair home-and-home series between 2020-23 Director of Athletics Mario Moccia announced on Friday.

"Having a home and home series against UMass is another positive move for our future schedule," said head football coach Doug Martin. "This opens up recruits from east coast junior colleges to see our style of play and give us a better chance to get quality players from that part of the country.

The first meeting in history between the Aggies and Minutemen is scheduled for Nov. 7, 2020, at McGuirk Stadium. UMass then makes the return trip to Aggie Memorial Stadium in 2021 for a Nov. 27 showdown.

NM State then heads back to the east coast for a matchup on Oct. 8, 2022 in Amherst, Ma. The final game between the teams is set to take place on Sept. 30, 2023 in the City of Crosses.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Adds Eight To 2018 Recruiting Class

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head football coach Doug Martin inked 10 players for the 2018 season on National Signing Day. Martin added eight Aggies out of high school and two JUCO transfers.

“I would like to congratulate our outstanding coaching staff on putting together an incredible class of Aggie Football players,” said head football coach Doug Martin. “We were able to ride the wave of enthusiasm and excitement from the Arizona Bowl win and wins over rivals UTEP and UNM to attract this group of players that will help NM State football continue its success. This is the beginning of a great story! Go Aggies!”

Mike Edwards
6-3 | 230 | Freshman | DE
Muskogee HS | Muskogee, Okla.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Pierce, Nohara, Cottrell To Enter NMSU Athletics Hall Of Fame

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Athletic Department will induct Jimmy Cottrell, Hoku Nohara and Alane (Pierce) Stutzman into its 2018 US Bank/NM State Athletic Hall of Fame class on Friday, Feb. 23. The 6 p.m. (MT) event is open to the public and will take place in the Danny Villanueva Victory Club on the third floor of the Stan Fulton Athletic Center.

Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased by calling Nicole Gomez at 575-646-8050 or via email at nicolemg@nmsu.edu. Deadline to purchase tickets for the event is Wednesday, Feb. 21.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Chase Holbrook To Take Over As Quarterbacks Coach For NMSU Football

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head football coach Doug Martin named former tight ends coach and NM State alum Chase Holbrook the team’s quarterbacks coach for the 2018 season.

“Chase Holbrook will do a great job with our quarterbacks and I have full confidence that this move is best for our entire team,” said Martin following the announcement. “Being a head coach, quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator is just too much for me to do and because of the outstanding offensive staff we have at NM State this is best for our quarterbacks and team. Because we only have eight full time coaches, unlike all other programs that have ten, our tight end position will be coached by one of our graduate coaches.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

AggieVision :: NMSU Football Arrives In Tucson

NMSU Football Adds Nine Players For 2018

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head football coach Doug Martin and staff inked nine players for the 2018 season during the early signing period. The Aggies added talent on both sides of the ball with five offensive players and four on defense joining the squad in 2018.

After the big day recruiting coordinator Cory Martin said, “This is an exciting day for New Mexico State and all the young men that joined our Aggie football family. We really carried the momentum from a great season into singing day. We definitely feel this class can elevate the program that has begun a great story here in Las Cruces.”

Grant Mileski
6-5 | 225 | Freshman | TE
Horizon HS | Scottsdale, Ariz.  Continue Reading This Post >>

AggieVision :: NMSU Football Press Conference :: 12/19/17

Eight Aggies Named To Phil Steele All-Sun Belt Teams

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

CLEVELAND, OH - The New Mexico State football team was represented well in the recent release of the Phil Steele All-Sun Belt Conference team honors Wednesday morning. A total of eight Aggies earned first, second or third-team honors with three of the eight earning first-team accolades.

Offensively, Jaleel Scott led the trio of winners from that side of the ball with first-team honors after finishing the regular-season in a tie for the league lead in touchdowns with eight. The 6-6 wide receiver also led the league with 73 receptions and was second in receiving yards (1,042) – which ranked 18th in the nation. Scott also earned 1st Team All-Sun Belt honors.

Larry Rose III was named to the Phil Steele All-Sun Belt Second Team, to add to his second-team honors from the SBC on Dec. 6. Rose capped off his senior season second in the conference with nine rushing touchdowns and 807 rushing yards to finish in fifth.  Continue Reading This Post >>

AggieVision :: Arizona Bowl Game Press Conference

NMSU Football Puts Eleven On Sun Belt Postseason Teams

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - The Sun Belt Conference announced the all-conference teams on Wednesday afternoon. After a historic season in the City of Crosses, New Mexico State football saw eleven players named to the All-Sun Belt teams while one took home a postseason award.

Three Aggies earned first-team honors in 2017 led by wide receiver Jaleel Scott. The 6-6 wide out was named to the first-team offense after a senior season that saw him tie for the Sun Belt lead with eight touchdowns and 73 receptions. Scott was also second in the league with 1,042 receiving yards and 18th nationally heading into the bowl season.  Continue Reading This Post >>