The New Mexico State Aggies (4-3) and the UTEP Miners (2-5) square off on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at the Sun Bowl in a battle of CUSA opponents.
You’ll want to check out ESPN2 for the upcoming matchup featuring the Aggies and Miners.
When is New Mexico State vs. UTEP and when does it start?
This contest between the Aggies and Miners will happen on Wednesday, October 18, 2023. Expect to see the kickoff at 9:00 PM ET.
Where to watch New Mexico State vs. UTEP
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What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on ESPN2.
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New Mexico State Stats & Insights
The Aggies defeated the Sam Houston Bearkats 27-13 in their last game.
New Mexico State is totaling 441.1 yards per game on offense, which ranks 34th in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, the Aggies rank 80th, surrendering 387 yards per game.
The Aggies are totaling 244.9 passing yards per game on offense this season (54th in the FBS), and they are allowing 257.9 passing yards per game (108th) on defense.
New Mexico State ranks 51st in run defense this year (129.1 rushing yards allowed per game), but has been playing really well on the other side of the ball, ranking 21st-best in the FBS with 196.3 rushing yards per game.
The Aggies are putting up 30 points per game on offense, which ranks them 59th in the FBS. On defense, they rank 52nd, giving up 23.1 points per game.
UTEP Stats & Insights
The Aggies beat the Sam Houston Bearkats 27-13 in their last game.
In terms of total offense, UTEP ranks 92nd in the FBS (359.4 total yards per game) and 78th defensively (381.7 total yards allowed per game).
From an offensive angle, the Miners are posting 204 passing yards per game (96th-ranked). They rank 35th in the FBS defensively (204.7 passing yards allowed per game).
UTEP ranks 67th in rushing yards per game (155.4), but it has been less effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 22nd-worst in the FBS with 177 rushing yards allowed per contest.
The Miners have not been getting things done on offense, ranking seventh-worst in the FBS with 17.7 points per game. They have been more productive on the other side of the ball, allowing 26.1 points per contest (73rd-ranked).
New Mexico State Key Players to Watch
Diego Pavia has thrown for 1,615 yards (230.7 ypg) to lead New Mexico State, completing 62.2% of his passes and recording 14 touchdown passes and five interceptions this season. He’s also run for 440 yards (62.9 ypg) on 76 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
This season Ahmonte Watkins has rushed for 306 yards (43.7 per game) on 25 carries with two touchdowns.
Jonathan Brady’s 338 receiving yards (48.3 yards per game) lead the team. He has 18 receptions with three touchdowns.
Trent Hudson has recorded 311 receiving yards (44.4 yards per game) and five touchdowns, reeling in 15 passes this year.
Jordin Parker’s four grabs have turned into 194 yards (48.5 ypg) and three touchdowns.
UTEP Key Players to Watch
Gavin Hardison has thrown for 947 yards (189.4 ypg) to lead UTEP, completing 56.6% of his passes and recording five touchdown passes and seven interceptions this season.
Torrance Burgess Jr. has carried the ball 87 times for a team-high 452 yards (64.6 per game), with two touchdowns this year. He’s also tacked on eight catches for 117 yards (16.7 per game).
This season Deion Hankins has racked up 92 carries for 442 yards (63.1 per game) and two touchdowns.
Kelly Akharaiyi’s 513 receiving yards (85.5 yards per game) lead the team. He has 25 receptions with three touchdowns.
Jeremiah Ballard has put together a 311-yard season so far (44.4 receiving yards per game) with one touchdown, reeling in 18 passes.
Tyrin Smith’s 19 receptions have netted him 191 yards (47.8 ypg) and one touchdown.