By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
In the Battle of Aggies, New Mexico State won. They defeated the Utah State Aggies, 26-20, in overtime at the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona.
This is the Aggies first Bowl win since 1960. They also defeated the Aggies in this Bowl, 20-13, in the Sun Bowl on December 41st, 1960.
New Mexico State improved to 7-6 to end their season. Utah State ended their campaign with a 6-7 record.
New Mexico State quarterback Tyler Rogers went 29 of 54 for 191 passing yards. He also had a touchdown and two interceptions.
Larry Rose III had 16 carries for 142 yards, including the 21 yard, game-winning touchdown in overtime. Jason Huntley had six carries for 17 yards. Rogers had six carries for 16 yards.
Rose III also had six receptions for 48 yards. Johnathan Boone had five receptions for 48 yards. Jaleel Scott had three receptions for 37 yards, including an 11 yard touchdown.
Huntley also had an 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Kicker Dylan Brown also made two field goals.
Utah State quarterback Jordan Love went 25 of 44 for 254 passing yards.
LaJuan Hunt had 20 carries for 133 yards, including a one-yard rushing touchdown. Gerold Bright had 11 carries for 48 yards.
Ron’Quavion Tarver had eight receptions for 97 yards. Dax Raymond had five receptions for 42 yards. Aaren Vaughns had four receptions for 37 yards.
Savon Scarver also had a 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. The two kickoff returns for a touchdown happened back-to-back from each other.
Kicker Dominik Eberle also made two field goals.