The Aggies are coming to town again. Not those Aggies – the New Mexico State Aggies. They know how to score points. And they know how to give up a lot more. They only have 4 wins, none of them against teams with winning records. The final score can be found in the following insights about NMSU:

Aggie Defense

Points allowed per game: 36.8

Total yards allowed per game: 466.3

Passing yards allowed per game: 258.6

Rushing yards allowed per game: 207.7

Most points allowed in 2011: 63, at Georgia (Nov 5)

Lowest points allowed in 2011: 16, UTEP (Sept 17)

Games NMSU could’ve won with a defense: Hawaii (34-45), Nevada (34-48)

Aggie Offense

Points scored per game: 29.1

Total yards per game: 425.0

Passing yards per game: 302.1

Rushing yards per game: 122.9

Most points scored in 2011: 48, Fresno St. (Nov 12)

Lowest points scored in 2011: 10, UTEP (Sept 17)

Games NMSU could’ve lost w/out an offense: New Mexico (42-28) Fresno St. (48-45)

Top impact player: Taveon Rogers: 44 grabs, 20 ypc, 9 TDs; 3 kick return TDs

BYU’s 5 key stats that spell victory

Passing yards allowed per game: 193.6

Interceptions in 2011: 13

Points allowed per game: 21.7

Yards rushing per game: 165.0

Third down conversion %: 51.4


Look for the Cougars to disrupt the Aggie passing game with a heavy pass rush. If Jake Heaps is off, BYU’s rushing attack will provide enough points to win. But look for the Cougars to click on all cylinders. As long as the weather cooperates, the score looks like:

BYU 45 New Mexico State 17