Kentucky Football First Look: New Mexico State

Kentucky First look New Mexico State

Kentucky football faces New Mexico State on Saturday in Lexington. 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 L 3-59 Away
11/20 Kentucky 12:00 PM Away
11/27 U Mass 3:00 PM Home

Key Stats

Stat (per game) New Mexico State Kentucky
Points 23.1 29.2
Points Allowed 38.1 22.8
Total YDS 377.6 394.1
Pass YDS 278.4 256.8
Rush YDS 99.1 186.3
Total YDS Allowed 462.6 341.1
Pass YDS Allowed 285.4 224.2
Rush YDS Allowed 177.1 116.9

New Mexico State Injuries and Suspensions

 
[WR] 11/13/2021 – Robert Downs III is “?” Saturday vs Kentucky (Shoulder)
[WR] 09/09/2021 – Dominic Gicinto is out for season (Arm)

Source: statfox.com

Challenges for Kentucky

New Mexico State actually led Alabama 3-0 in the recent game with the Tide. Things unraveled for the Aggies after that. Kentucky has a bowl bid for sure but they can’t afford to blow a game against a team like New Mexico State. Plenty of FBS teams have lost to FCS teams this season. I know the Aggies aren’t FCS but they are about at that level talent-wise. The smartest course for Kentucky is probably to give the Aggies a good dose of Chris Rodriguez Jr.

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 Network.

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