CUSA opponents meet when the Liberty Flames (1-0) and the New Mexico State Aggies (1-1) play on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at Williams Stadium (VA).
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When is Liberty vs. New Mexico State and when does it start?
This matchup between the Flames and Aggies is scheduled on Saturday, September 9, 2023. You can expect the kickoff at 6:00 PM ET.
Where to watch Liberty vs. New Mexico State
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What channel is the game on?
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Liberty vs. New Mexico State Game Preview
Liberty Stats & Insights
In their last game, the Flames won 34-24 over the Bowling Green Falcons.
Liberty is putting up 389.0 yards per game on offense this season (71st in the FBS), and are surrendering 328.0 yards per game (67th) on the defensive side of the ball.
The Flames rank 20th-worst in passing offense (143.0 passing yards per game), but they’ve been a little better on defense, ranking 29th with 137.0 passing yards allowed per contest.
On the offensive side of the ball, Liberty has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking 20th-best in the FBS by compiling 246.0 per game. The Flames rank 107th on defense (191.0 rushing yards allowed per game).
The Flames rank 60th in scoring offense (34.0 points per game) and 76th in scoring defense (24.0 points allowed per game) this season.
New Mexico State Stats & Insights
The Flames played the Bowling Green Falcons in their most recent outing, winning 34-24.
New Mexico State’s defense ranks 69th in the FBS with 333.5 total yards allowed per game, but it has been carried by its offense, which ranks 13th-best by compiling 560.0 total yards per game.
With 314.0 passing yards per game on offense, the Aggies rank 26th in the FBS. On defense, they rank 74th, giving up 217.0 passing yards per contest.
New Mexico State’s run offense has been excelling, compiling 246.0 rushing yards per game (20th-best) this season. On defense, it ranks 68th by allowing 116.5 rushing yards per game.
The Aggies rank 27th in the FBS with 44.0 points per contest on offense, and they rank 95th with 31.0 points allowed per contest on the defensive side of the ball.
Liberty Key Players to Watch
Kaidon Salter has thrown for 143 yards (143.0 ypg) to lead Liberty, completing 55% of his passes and tossing two touchdown passes this season. He’s also run for 82 yards (82.0 ypg) on 19 carries.
This season Quinton Cooley has racked up 16 carries for 78 yards (78.0 per game).
Treon Sibley’s 56 receiving yards (56.0 yards per game) pace all receivers on the team. He’s registered three receptions.
Aaron Bedgood has put up a 30-yard season so far (30.0 receiving yards per game), hauling in two passes.
Vaughn Blue has hauled in two receptions for 20 yards (20.0 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
New Mexico State Key Players to Watch
Diego Pavia leads New Mexico State with 565 passing yards (282.5 ypg) on 32-of-47 passing with five touchdowns compared to two interceptions this season. He also adds 21 rushing yards (10.5 ypg) on 18 carries.
Star Thomas has carried the ball 20 times for a team-high 138 yards (69.0 per game), with two touchdowns this year. He’s also tacked on five catches for 52 yards (26.0 per game).
This season Ahmonte Watkins has rushed for 116 yards (58.0 per game) on six carries with two touchdowns.
Jonathan Brady’s 150 receiving yards (75.0 yards per game) lead the team. He has six receptions with one touchdown.
Jordin Parker has recorded 103 receiving yards (51.5 yards per game) and two touchdowns, reeling in two passes this year.
Trent Hudson’s five receptions have turned into 97 yards (48.5 ypg) and two touchdowns.