Alabama Football First Look: New Mexico State

Alabama first look New Mexico State

Alabama football faces New Mexico State on Saturday in Tuscaloosa. Here is your first look at the New Mexico State Aggies.

New Mexico State Season So Far

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
08/28 TX El Paso L 3-30 Home
09/04 San Diego St L 10-28 Away
09/11 New Mexico L 25-34 Away
09/18 S Car State W 43-35 Home
09/25 Hawaii L 21-41 Home
10/02 San Jose St L 31-37 Away
10/09 Nevada L 28-55 Away
10/23 Hawaii L 34-48 Away
11/06 Utah State L 13-35 Home
11/13 Alabama 12:00 PM Away
11/20 Kentucky 12:00 PM Away
11/27 U Mass 3:00 PM Home

Key Stats

Stat (per game) New Mexico State Alabama
Points 23.1 43.0
Points Allowed 38.1 19.9
Total YDS 377.6 473.3
Pass YDS 278.4 320.7
Rush YDS 99.1 152.7
Total YDS Allowed 462.6 307.2
Pass YDS Allowed 285.4 215.4
Rush YDS Allowed 177.1 91.8

New Mexico State Injuries and Suspensions

[WR] 11/06/2021 – Robert Downs III is “?” Saturday vs Alabama (Shoulder)
[WR] 09/09/2021 – Dominic Gicinto is out for season (Arm)


Challenges for Alabama

This is one of those games where you wonder how the hell this got scheduled. Well, here’s why. Most teams are reluctant to schedule Alabama because it’s almost like a certain loss. Programs like New Mexico State are badly in need of revenue. They probably get a million bucks to play Alabama. It’s a slaughter but to Nick Saban’s credit, he tries not to let things get ridiculous, like what Georgia did to Vandy earlier this season. The Aggies quarterback is sophomore Jonah Johnson. So far this season Johnson has completed 196 of 342 passes for 1,975 yards, 8 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Last week against Utah State, Johnson completed 30 of 44 passes for 298 yards.

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 11:00 AM CT (12:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network.

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