Thursday September 18th, 2014

New Mexico Lobos vs. New Mexico State Aggies

The New Mexico Lobos (0-2) visit the New Mexico State Aggies (2-1) in Las Cruces, N.M., Saturday night in the 106th game of the Rio Grande Rivalry. New Mexico holds a 69-31-5 lead in the series, including a 66-17 win at home in Albuquerque last season.

The Aggies are coming off a 34-31 win against the Georgia State Panthers in Atlanta. The Lobos lost their second-straight game last week, falling 58-23 at home to the Arizona Sun Devils.

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.

Details for Saturday's game are below:

Kickoff: 8:00 p.m. ET

Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.

TV coverage: ESPN3

Radio: For a list of New Mexico State affiliates, click here. For a list of New Mexico affiliates, click here.

Game Facts

New Mexico State facts

Wide receiver Teldrick Morgan had a career-high 202 receiving yards on eight catches in last week’s loss at UTEP, tied for seventh all-time in NMSU history.

When the Aggies came back from a 17-0 deficit to beat Georgia State on Sept. 6, it was their first comeback from 14 or more points behind since a 2002 game against Arkansas State.

New Mexico State held Cal-Poly to six passing yards in the season opener, the second-best effort in school history. The Aggies held Lamar to zero passing yards in 1972.

The Aggies have rejoined the Sun Belt Conference this season after playing 2013 as an independent.

Linebacker Rodney Butler leads the Sun Belt with 40 tackles.

New Mexico facts

Quarterback Cole Gautsche has eight career 100-yard rushing games, tied for fourth among active FBS quarterbacks.

New Mexico is not scheduled to play a game on a grass field in 2014, the first time that has happened in school history.

The Lobos scored their first defensive two-point conversion since 2002 last week against Arizona State when Brandon Branch scooped up a blocked extra point and ran it back for the score.

New Mexico has three fifth-year seniors on its roster, the lowest of any non-service academy in FBS.

With a win this week, New Mexico coach Bob Davie would be the first Lobos coach to win his first three Rio Grande Rivalry games since Joe Lee Dunn from 1983-85.

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