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The New Mexico State Aggies will stay at home another week and welcome the FIU Panthers at 8 p.m. ET Oct. 1 at Aggie Memorial Stadium. The Aggies have the odds in their favor, so they’ll need to guard against complacency.
While not quite a landslide, the contest between New Mexico State and the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors last week was still a pretty decisive one as New Mexico State wrapped it up with a 45-26 victory at home. New Mexico State’s RB Star Thomas was one of the most active players for the team, rushing for one TD and 131 yards on nine carries. That nimble footwork stands out as the first time Thomas has hit the 100-yard rushing mark this season.
Meanwhile, the Panthers took a serious blow against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers last week, falling 73 to nothing. FIU was in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 42 to nothing. One thing holding FIU back was the mediocre play of RB Lexington Joseph, who did not have his best game: he rushed for 31 yards on 15 carries.
This next matchup looks promising for New Mexico State, who are favored by a full 14.5 points. Those who got lucky with them against the spread last week might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the squad has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the spread.
New Mexico State’s win lifted them to 1-4 while FIU’s defeat dropped them down to 1-2. We’ll see if the Aggies can repeat their recent success or if the Panthers bounce back and reverse their fortune.
You’ve got to have perseverance 💯#PawsUp 🐾 pic.twitter.com/qvyhfjRm3G
Hey Las Cruces… Deuces ✌️ pic.twitter.com/Hq9kalYqWE
Turnover on downs! Our ball 😤
Kordell David picks up a career-long 23 yards as Diego Pavia matches his career-high in completions #AggieUp pic.twitter.com/0T42vGcNA7
Still up ✌️ TDs heading into Q4 pic.twitter.com/7qqs4HPw2x
End of the third quarter. FIU leads 21-7
Field goal attempt is NO GOOD!
Aggies take over at the 9-yard line https://t.co/6NsDGGVXLR
Chris Ojoh picks up the third sack of the night for NM State and forces a 26-yard field goal pic.twitter.com/633CXOUgoZ
Can’t kick it any better than that. Panthers pin Aggies at the 1️⃣ after a 60 yard punt.
Syrus Dumas is all over the place tonight. His sixth tackle and second TFL forces a punt! #AggieUp pic.twitter.com/09NCDR95Et
Back for the second half!
📻 https://t.co/LgfDvtKpH5 pic.twitter.com/nqKYwrVDYi
Diego Pavia starts the second half at quarterback #AggieUp
Looking good at the break 🤩 pic.twitter.com/96Jp73GVnh
Refill those drinks, Aggie Nation. We need you in the second half. pic.twitter.com/XZqATrjbCh
We’ve got 1:00 to go 72 yards. Let’s do this. #AggieUp
FLEX ON ‘EM THEN @fetti_flexx pic.twitter.com/n0938soqT3
Star Thomas runs for four yards and we’re 2-2 on fourth-down conversions #AggieUp
LEX. JOSEPH. 60 YDS TO THE 🏡 pic.twitter.com/MPGvsdiOzF
It’s great to have Coach Tony Samuel back on campus tonight! #AggieUp pic.twitter.com/WyvzXXV5SI
First career TD for @JalenBracey_ and second of the day for @Grayson1James 🔥 pic.twitter.com/qNF9Ed7vj3
JALEN FINDS THE ENDZONE pic.twitter.com/Jzj00hkzcA
JALEN BRACY FINDS THE ENDZONE pic.twitter.com/ozvdXxJWOS
Better news: We’re 14 yards from the end zone.#AggieUp pic.twitter.com/eKqbCwsjVu
Move the sticks! Gavin Frakes finds Bryce Childress for 25 yards #AggieUp pic.twitter.com/v6JV5wZTMy
It’s @Grayson1James to @_BigTime0 for 6️⃣ pic.twitter.com/CLVLX7u2dT
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