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NMSU top off a winning week off the field with a 65-3 win over Valparaiso on the field ahead of a bowl game

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico -- The Aggies topped off a week full of wins off the field with a win on the field in their 65-3 demolition of FCS program Valparaiso on Senior Day.

The Aggies were led by Quarterback Diego Pavia. The QB who won the Manning Award for Quarterback of the week for his performance against Liberty put on another scintillating show against Valpo.

In just one half, Pavia went 9-13 for 323 yards and 4 touchdowns while also rushing for another TD.

Pavia left the field due to what appeared to be a hamstring injury after a 65-yard run that was called back.

The Aggies in total out gained Valpo 622-188 and scored 9 touchdowns to Valpo's 0, while also securing five quarterback sacks.

The win sees NMSU finish the regular season 6-6 for the first time since 2017, while also winning 5 of their last 6 games and in turn building momentum as they head into just their second bowl game in 61 years.

The Aggies prior to this game found out they would be bowling this season after their waiver to become bowl eligible on a 5-6 record was approved by the NCAA, due to the cancelation of their game against San Jose State earlier this season.

NMSU will find out exactly what bowl they are going to and who their opponent will be on Sunday, Dec. 4th.

Athletic Director Mario Moccia told Jason Groves of the Las Cruces Sun News Saturday that both the Arizona Bowl and the New Mexico Bowl were off the table.

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Rachel Phillips

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