By James Jordan II
Texas State is looking to end its losing streak against New Mexico State this Saturday in Las Cruces. The Bobcats have a record of 2-7 on the year after being defeated by the University of Idaho last Saturday 47-14.
The New Mexico State Aggies are looking to snap their four game losing streak as well. The Aggies and Bobcats share identical records of 2-7 on the year and both need a win to somewhat salvage their season.
The key for a Bobcat victory will be stopping the Aggies on offense. The Bobcats have struggled this year defensively, and last week was no different as they gave up close to 500 yards of total offense. Bryan London has been the mainstay for the Bobcats and leads the NCAA in total tackles by a freshman after recording a season high 19 tackles last week against Idaho. The Bobcats will also need to get the offense back on track as they have sputtered in the last few games getting the ball in the end zone.
The key for the Aggies will be similar to the Bobcats. New Mexico State’s defense has given up over 40 points three of the last four games this season. This is a great opportunity for quarterback Tyler Jones and the Texas State offense to get back on track after averaging only nine points in their last three games.
Key player to watch for the Bobcats will be freshman Anthony J. Taylor. Taylor is a cornerback for the Bobcats but saw some action on the offensive side of the ball last week recording three carries for seven yards on the ground. So he on the lookout of his role with this team to progressively increase as the season comes to a close.
Key player to watch for the Aggies will be junior running back Larry Rose III. Rose had a monster game last week against Arkansas State by amassing just under 200 yards of total offense and a touchdown. He is the biggest play maker for the Aggies and don’t look for that to change this Sunday when they take on the Bobcats.
Texas State vs. New Mexico State will start at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. The game will be played Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces, New Mexico and will be televised on ESPN3.