NMSU football team to take on BYU Saturday night

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The New Mexico State football team will return from its bye week to take on BYU in Provo, Utah Saturday night.

In their final home contest of the season, the Aggies defeated Alcorn State 52-42 on Nov. 3. 

Brigham Young enters the game with a 5-5 overall record. The Cougars have lost four of their last six games, but recently beat UMass 35-15 last Saturday.

According to the New Mexico State Athletics Department, the team and several Aggies are ranked in the top-25 nationally. See the full list below.

As a team, NM State is ranked in the top-25 in four categories…

 

Rank                    Category                                           Value

5                             Blocked Punts                                  2

10                           Defensive Touchdowns               3

11                           Blocked Kicks                                   3

22                           Fumbles Recovered                       9

 

Individually, the Aggies have eight players ranked in the top-25 nationally as well…

 

#1 Jason Huntley (RB)

Rank                    Category                                           Value

1                             Kickoff Return Touchdowns     2

11                           All-Purpose Yds. Per Game        142.7

12                           Total Touchdowns                         12

 

#7 Javahn Fergurson (LB)

Rank                    Category                                           Value

1                             Tackles Per Game                           14.3

 

#10 Izaiah Lottie (WR)

Rank                    Category                                           Value

3                             Punt Return Touchdowns          1

 

#25 Christian Gibson (RB)

Rank                    Category                                           Value

3                             Blocked Kicks                                   2

 

#41 Leon McQuaker (LB)

Rank                    Category                                           Value

3                             Tackles Per Game                           13.0

 

#23 Ron LaForce (DB)

Rank                    Category                                           Value

5                             Tackles Per Game                           12.5

 

#51 Roy Lopez (DL)

Rank                    Category                                           Value

16                           Fumbles Recovered                       2

 

#28 Shane Jackson (LB)

Rank                    Category                                           Value

16                           Fumbles Recovered                       2

 

#10 Cedric Wilcots II (DL)

Rank                    Category                                           Value

22                           Sacks Per Game                               0.75

Kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m. MT inside the LaVell Edwards Stadium. Fans can watch the game on ESPN2 or tune in to the Aggie Sports Network.

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