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POSTED: Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 3:07pm

UPDATED: Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 9:41pm

The New Mexico State football team held its fifth practice of Spring Football on Saturday morning at Aggie Memorial Stadium. Practice ran a little over two hours. The Aggies wore full pads for the second time this spring.

“I thought offensively we started off sloppy and as practice went on we got a little better,” head coach DeWayne Walker said. “On the defensive side I think it was the opposite as we started strong and fell off a little as practice progressed. We are still a work in progress but the thing I like to see is that our team is working hard and doing what we ask of them. I think once we get all the pieces into place as we start to prepare for September I feel real confident that we will have a solid football team.”

With the second practice in full pads, practice was hard hitting again. Practice continues to be noticeably different than in years past as the intensity level was higher and the pace of practice was faster with a high energy tempo.

Offensively, wide receiver Kemonte’ Bateman had some solid grabs, while tight ends Trevor Walls and Perris Scoggins each caught touchdown passes towards the end of practice.

Defensively, linebacker Alexander LaVoy was flying around the field, as defensive backs Cameron Fuller and Darien Johnson locked down the outsides at times.

The Aggies will be back on the field on Tuesday morning beginning at 7 a.m.

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