The New Mexico State Aggies have lost their third straight game of the season.
The score? 31 to 10.
If there was ever time that the NMSU football team needed a game at home, Saturday night was just what the doctor ordered for the Aggies.
Entering the day, the Aggies were 0-2 after suffering losses at Washington State in week 1, and then the following week at 2nd ranked Alabama.
No one expected them to win those games, and now with the toughest part of their schedule behind them, the Aggies focus turned to getting back on track.
A home game couldn’t come soon enough for NMSU, but it wouldn’t be easy as the Aggies welcomed to Aggie Memorial Stadium, the San Diego State Aztecs out of the Mountain West Conference.
In the first quarter of the game the Aggies defense came up big intercepting the ball on the Aztecs’ first possession of the game.
But on the following play, NMSU would fumble the ball on their own two yard line and the Aztecs would recover with just three yards shy of the goal line.
San Diego State wasted no time cashing in as quarterback Ryan Agnew connected with Daniel Bellinger in the end zone for the 3 yard touchdown pass.
Aztecs were on the board first, 7-0.
The NMSU offense struggled to get any production, but the Aggies defense made some stops when they needed to.
However, in the second quarter the Aztecs would match down the field and score another touchdown courtesy of a one yard rush up the middle by San Diego State running back Jordan Byrd.
Late in the quarter, the Aztecs would add to their lead after getting a field goal.
Score at the half, San Diego State on top, 17-0.
In the end the Aggies suffer their third loss of the season.
31-10 was the final.
NMSU quarterback Josh Adkins ended the day with 299 passing yards and one touchdown pass, but he was sacked 6 times and threw 2 interceptions.
The run game for the Aggies was nonexistent with only 30 yards rushing on the day.
The San Diego Aztecs run game was just dominate with 291 yards on the ground and three rushing tds.
Two of San Diego State’s running backs rushed for more than 100 yards.
Jordan Bryd rushed for 128 yards and 2 tds and Chance Bell rushed for 116 yards and 1 td.
The Aggies now prepare to travel up to Albuquerque, NM to take on in-state rival the University of New Mexico next Saturday.