NMSU Heads to Louisiana to Face Rajun Cajuns

Las Cruces, NM - The New Mexico State football team travels to Lafayette, La. to take on Sun Belt Conference opponent Louisiana this Saturday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. MT.

 

WHERE TO WATCH

Aggie fans who can’t make it to Saturday’s game can watch the contest live on ESPN3. David Saltzman is on the call with Brian Kinchen serving as the analyst.

 

LISTEN UP!

Fans can also listen in to the game on the Aggie Sports Network with NM State Athletics/US Bank Hall of Famer Jack Nixon on the call and Cory Lucas as the analyst. The broadcast can be heard on the flagship station, 99.5 FM KXPZ or with the TuneIn app.

 

Affiliates:        

Alamagordo - 103.7 FM KNMZ

Albuquerque - 1150 AM KNMM

Carlsbad - 1240 AM KAMQ

El Paso - 1380 AM KHEY

Gallup - 1230 AM, 94.9 FM KYVA

Las Vegas - 107.1 FM KMDS

 

STAY CONNECTED

Get up to the minute information and news about the NM State football team all season on Twitter by following @NMStateFootball, on Instagram by following @NMStateFB and through Facebook.com/NMSUAthletics.

 

GET YOUR SEASON TICKETS NOW!

All Aggie fans are able to purchase a special three-game mini-pack for the final home contests. The pack includes tickets to the Arkansas State (10/28), Idaho (11/25) and the final home game versus South Alabama (12/2) for just $34. The special offer guarantees tickets for Aggie fans to the final home games of 2017.

 

If you are not yet a football season ticket-holder, you can purchase them at the Pan American Center ticket office from 8 a.m. (MT) to 6 p.m. or by calling 575-646-1420.

 

SCOUTING THE RAGIN’ CAJUNS

Louisiana enters Saturday’s contest with an equal overall record to the Aggies at 4-5 and a 3-2 mark in Sun Belt play. The Ragin’ Cajuns most recently fell on the road to Ole Miss, 50-22 on Saturday, Nov. 11.

 

With three different starting quarterbacks in 2017-18, the Ragin’ Cajuns have put up 1,915 yards through the air with 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

 

On the ground, Louisiana looks to freshman running back Trey Ragas who has rushed for 626 yards on 107 carries with a team-leading seven touchdowns.

 

Defensively, linebacker T.J. Posey leads the Ragin’ Cajuns with 69 total tackles, including two sacks and one interception. Defensive back Tracy Walker has been reliable in pass coverage with a pair of interceptions, six pass breakups and 59 tackles.

 

NOTABLES: LAST GAME

- For the third time this season, the Aggies scored on their first drive of the game.

- Tyler Rogers punched in his team-leading seventh rushing touchdown of the season.

- Cedric Wilcots II recorded the first forced fumble of his career.

- Wilcots had four sacks, the most since Aubrey Dorisme with three against Middle Tennessee (10/11/03). 

- Jonathan Boone posted his first touchdown catch of the 2017 season.

- The 44-yard touchdown reception by Boone was the longest reception of his career.

- Jaleel Scott posted his third 100-plus yard receiving game of the season.

- Jared Phipps set a career-high in total tackles (10).

- Anthony Muse tallied his first touchdown reception of the season.

- This was the eighth game this season where two or more Aggies had a touchdown reception.

- Nick Jeanty threw his first passing touchdown since playing Idaho (10/15/16).

- Scott recorded his third game this season with multiple receiving touchdowns (Arizona State, Georgia Southern).

- Larry Rose III recorded the 32nd rushing touchdown of his Aggie career which moves him into third all-time.

- Tyler Rogers set a career-high in passing yards (474).

- NM State won their third road game of the season for the first time since 2001.

 

AN NM STATE WIN WOULD…

- Mark the highest win total in the Doug Martin era and most for the Aggies since 2004.

- Extend the Aggies win streak over the Ragin' Cajuns to three games and even the all-time series at 6-6.

- Be the first time the Aggies have won back-to-back games since 2015.

- Mark the first time NM State has won four road games since 1965.


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