Missouri Football First Look: New Mexico State

Missouri first look New Mexico State

New Mexico State football meets Missouri on Saturday in Columbia. Here is your first look at the New Mexico State Aggies.

By 14Powers.com SEC Football

New Mexico State Season So Far

Date Opponent Time TV Result
8/27 vs. Nevada 10:00 PM ET ESPN2 L 12-23
9/1 at Minnesota 9:00 PM ET BTN L 0-38
9/10 at UTEP 9:00 PM ET ESP+ L 13-20
9/17 at Wisconsin 3:30 PM ET BTN L 7-66
9/24 vs. Hawaii 8:00 PM ET FLOF W 45-26
10/1 vs. FIU 8:00 PM ET FLOF L 7-21
10/15 vs. New Mexico 8:00 PM ET FLOF W 21-9
10/22 vs. San Jose State 6:00 PM ET FLOF Postponed
10/29 at Massachusetts 3:30 PM ET ESPN3 W 23-13
11/12 vs. Lamar 2:00 PM ET FLOF W 51-14
11/19 at Missouri 7:30 PM ET ESPNU
11/26 at Liberty TBA

Key Stats (per game)

Stat Missouri New Mexico St
Scoring Offense 23.2 19.9
Scoring Defense 25.9 25.6
Total Offense 354.1 287
Rushing Offense 150.0 141.0
Passing Offense 204.1 146.0
Team Passing Eff. 126.0 104.7
Total Defense 345.7 347.6
Rushing Defense 126.5 172.4
Pass Yards Allowed 219.2 175.1
Team Pass Eff. Def. 128.9 122.8
Turnover Margin -0.60 -0.67

New Mexico State Injuries and Suspensions

[QB] Dino Maldonado (Shoulder) – Out

Source: statfox.com

Challenges for Missouri

NMSU is a team that is out of its league against the SEC. Actually, they are not in a league as they are an FBS independent. Regardless, Missouri cannot afford to sleep on the Aggies. NMSU will start at quarterback either Diego Pavia or Gavin Frakes. Both of these players complete about 50 percent of their passes and each averages only about 70-85 yards passing a game. Both have four touchdown passes. The two have thrown a combined 10 interceptions.

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:30 PM ET (7:30 PM ET). Watch this SEC football game on the ESPNU Network.

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