Utah State (6-2) at New Mexico State (1-7)
- Kickoff: Saturday, 2 p.m. MDT
- Venue: Aggie Memorial Stadium (28,853 capacity)
- TV: FloSports
- Livestream: FloSports
- Radio: KZNS 1280 AM/97.5 FM
- Series: Utah State leads the all-time series 31-8.
- Weather: Sunny with temperatures in the high 70s at kickoff.
For Utah State ... With a win, the Aggies would be guaranteed to finish the season above .500. It would mark the third time in the last four years that they have finished above that mark.
For New Mexico State ... These Aggies have not won more than three games in a season since tallying seven in 2017. Coincidentally, they beat Utah State that season 26-20 in overtime in the Arizona Bowl.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
All indications are that Utah State should roll over New Mexico State quite easily. How quickly can the road team put things out of reach, and can it leave with no injuries?
Calvin Tyler Jr., RB, Utah State: Utah State’s leading rusher on the season has missed the past two games because of a hand injury, but head coach Blake Anderson said this week that he expects him to be able to play Saturday.
“The challenge for us this week is really just to continue to improve and travel well against an opponent that I would expect we’ll be favored to beat, and that’s an environment we haven’t been in a lot. We’ll see how we handle it.” — Utah State head coach Blake Anderson
“Offensively, we’re playing winning football. We’re really playing well. We just got some ways to go on the defensive side.” — New Mexico State head coach Doug Martin
Utah State will travel to San Jose State next week to get back into Mountain West Conference play, while New Mexico will have a little road date with the Alabama Crimson Tide.
UTAH STATE SCHEDULE
Sept. 4 — Utah State 26, Washington State 23
Sept. 10 — Utah State 48, North Dakota 24
Sept. 18 — Utah State 49, Air Force 45
Sept. 25 — Boise State 27, Utah State 3
Oct. 1 — BYU 34, Utah State 20
Oct. 9 — BYE
Oct. 16 — Utah State 28, UNLV 24
Oct. 22 — Utah State 26, Colorado State 24
Oct. 30 — Utah State 51, Hawaii 31
Nov. 6 — at New Mexico State (2 p.m., FloSports)
Nov. 13 — at San Jose State (TBD, Fox Sports)
Nov. 20 — Wyoming (6 p.m., CBS Sports Network)
Nov. 26 — at New Mexico (11 a.m., FS1)