The New Mexico State Aggies (3-3) and the Sam Houston Bearkats (0-5) square off on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at Aggie Memorial Stadium in a battle of CUSA foes.
The game between the Aggies and Bearkats will be available on CBS Sports.
When is New Mexico State vs. Sam Houston and when does it start?
This game between the Aggies and Bearkats is scheduled on Wednesday, October 11, 2023. Be ready to see the kickoff at 9:00 PM ET.
Where to watch New Mexico State vs. Sam Houston
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What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on CBS Sports.
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New Mexico State vs. Sam Houston Game Preview
New Mexico State Stats & Insights
The Aggies head into this matchup following a 34-17 win over the Florida International Panthers in their last game.
New Mexico State is putting up 438.3 yards per game on offense (34th in the FBS), and rank 87th on defense, yielding 390.3 yards allowed per game.
The Aggies are totaling 238.0 passing yards per game on offense (66th in the FBS), and they rank 104th on the other side of the ball with 253.3 passing yards allowed per game.
On offense, New Mexico State has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking 23rd-best in the FBS by averaging 200.3 per game. The Aggies rank 63rd on defense (137.0 rushing yards allowed per game).
From an offensive standpoint, the Aggies rank 63rd in the FBS with 30.5 points per game. Meanwhile, they rank 66th in points allowed (390.3 points allowed per contest).
Sam Houston Stats & Insights
The Aggies defeated the Florida International Panthers 34-17 in their last outing.
Sam Houston has been sputtering on offense, ranking worst with 241.0 total yards per game. It has been more effective on defense, allowing 378.8 total yards per contest (77th-ranked).
The Bearkats rank 17th-worst in passing yards per game (174.2), but they’ve been more productive defensively, ranking 28th in the FBS with 193.0 passing yards surrendered per contest.
Sam Houston has lots of room to improve in the running game, as it ranks third-worst in rushing yards per game (66.8) and 17th-worst in rushing yards allowed per game (185.8).
The Bearkats’ offense has been bottom-25 this season, registering 10.8 points per game, which ranks worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, they rank 63rd with 24.2 points allowed per contest.
New Mexico State Key Players to Watch
Diego Pavia has been a dual threat to lead New Mexico State in both passing and rushing. He has 1,329 passing yards (221.5 ypg), completing 64.1% of his passes and collecting 12 touchdown passes and five interceptions this season. He’s rushed for 325 yards (54.2 ypg) on 61 carries with one rushing touchdown.
This season Ahmonte Watkins has racked up 292 yards (48.7 per game) on 22 attempts with two touchdowns.
Jonathan Brady’s 273 receiving yards (45.5 yards per game) lead all receivers on the team. He’s collected 13 receptions and three touchdowns.
Jordin Parker has hauled in four passes for 194 yards (48.5 yards per game) and three touchdowns this year.
Trent Hudson’s 12 catches are good enough for 189 yards (31.5 ypg) and three touchdowns.
Sam Houston Key Players to Watch
Keegan Shoemaker has been a dual threat to lead Sam Houston in both passing and rushing. He has 731 passing yards (182.8 ypg), completing 59.5% of his passes and recording four touchdown passes and five interceptions this season. He’s rushed for 61 yards (15.3 ypg) on 30 carries.
John Gentry has carried the ball 49 times for a team-high 141 yards (28.2 per game) this year. He has also caught 12 passes for 125 yards (25.0 per game) and one touchdown.
Noah Smith’s 253 receiving yards (50.6 yards per game) lead the team. He has 30 receptions with one touchdown.
Malik Phillips has totaled 149 receiving yards (37.3 yards per game), hauling in 10 passes this year.