The New Mexico State Aggies are hoping to finish their season with one last win and will travel to Lynchburg Saturday to play the Liberty Flames.
The Aggies and Flames will play in Williams Stadium at 12PM on Nov 26. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+ and LFSN Radio (The Journey 88.3 FM).
After a 45-14 loss to Missouri last week, the Aggies are currently 4-6 on the season. They started the season 0-4 but were able to win their first road game since the 2018 season at UMass. The Aggies have not played in a bowl game since 2016.
The Flames and Aggies have played four times before, twice in 2019 and twice in 2018. The Flames have won the last three matchups, winning the two teams’ most recent game by 21 points at home to achieve bowl eligibility for the first time in school history. Beginning in 2023, New Mexico State plans to join Liberty in entering Conference USA.
After spending two seasons as assistant and interim head coach for TCU, Aggies’ head coach Jerry Kill is in his premier season with New Mexico State. Kill began his coaching career in 1985 as defensive coordinator for Pittsburg State.
In 2005, Kill was diagnosed with kidney cancer. Kill then went on to create Coach Kill Cancer Fund to help financially assist families and individuals fighting cancer and childhood diseases. From 2015-2017, Kill was absent from the college football world for health reasons.
Last Saturday, against Missouri, the Aggies scored their two touchdowns in the third and fourth quarters after being shut out for the entire first half. The New Mexico State offense averages 19.3 points per game this season.
The Aggies’ defense has allowed an average of 27.5 points per game. The Flames’ last two losses were to defenses that allowed an average of roughly 25 points per-game and offenses that scored an average of roughly 19 points per-game.
Three Players to Watch For
LB #3 – Chris Ojah has claimed 85 tackles, 52 solo tackles, 5 sacks, and 2 pass defended this season. Ojah leads the Aggies in tackles and is an experienced fifth year senior.
DB #6 – Syrus Dumas has had 34 tackles, 28 of those solo, and 2 interceptions. Dumas has also defended 3 passes this season.
RB #4 – Star Thomas has rushed 82 times for 410 yards and 4 touchdowns. Thomas has also had 8 receptions for 88 yards and 1 touchdown this season. This season, Thomas’ longest rush was 57 yards long and his longest reception was 44 yards.
Nov. 26 – New Mexico State @ Liberty