The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (3-5) meet a fellow CUSA opponent when they host the New Mexico State Aggies (5-3) on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at Joe Aillet Stadium.
The matchup between the Bulldogs and Aggies will be airing on CBS Sports.
When is Louisiana Tech vs. New Mexico State and when does it start?
This game between the Bulldogs and Aggies will take place on Tuesday, October 24, 2023. You should expect the kickoff at 7:00 PM ET.
Where to watch Louisiana Tech vs. New Mexico State
The Bulldogs and Aggies will take to the gridiron at Joe Aillet Stadium for this matchup on October 24, and if you’d like to see the event live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!
What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on CBS Sports.
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Louisiana Tech vs. New Mexico State Game Preview
Louisiana Tech Stats & Insights
The Bulldogs fell to the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 31-23 in their last outing.
On offense, Louisiana Tech ranks 75th in the FBS with 384.3 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 80th in total defense (381.5 yards allowed per contest).
On the defensive side of the ball, the Bulldogs have been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking 16th-best by surrendering only 182.1 passing yards per game. They rank 56th on offense (243.1 passing yards per game).
Louisiana Tech sports the 87th-ranked rushing offense this year (141.1 rushing yards per game), and has been less effective on the other side of the ball, ranking ninth-worst with 199.4 rushing yards allowed per game.
The Bulldogs are averaging 26.6 points per game on offense this season (81st in the FBS), and they are surrendering 27.5 points per game (87th) on the defensive side of the ball.
New Mexico State Stats & Insights
The Bulldogs enter this matchup after a 31-23 loss to the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in their most recent game.
From an offensive standpoint, New Mexico State is posting 441.1 total yards per contest (32nd-ranked). It ranks 73rd in the FBS defensively (376.6 total yards surrendered per game).
With 237.5 passing yards per game on offense, the Aggies rank 60th in the FBS. Defensively, they rank 102nd, surrendering 248.0 passing yards per game.
New Mexico State’s run defense ranks 48th in the FBS with 128.6 rushing yards surrendered per game, but it has been bolstered by its offense, which ranks 17th-best by racking up 203.6 rushing yards per game.
From an offensive angle, the Aggies are accumulating 29.8 points per contest (56th-ranked). They rank 43rd in the FBS defensively (21.1 points allowed per game).
Louisiana Tech Key Players to Watch
Jack Turner leads Louisiana Tech with 1,011 passing yards (168.5 ypg) on 83-of-144 passing with five touchdowns compared to five interceptions this season.
The team’s top rusher, Tyre Shelton, has carried the ball 68 times for 475 yards (95.0 per game), with five touchdowns this year.
This season Keith Willis Jr. has piled up 33 carries for 240 yards (60.0 per game) and three touchdowns.
Smoke Harris’ 614 receiving yards (76.8 yards per game) lead the team. He has 59 receptions with three touchdowns.
Cyrus Allen has grabbed 26 passes for 452 yards (64.6 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
Kyle Maxwell’s nine grabs have turned into 168 yards (33.6 ypg) and two touchdowns.
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 1,801 passing yards (225.1 ypg), completing 61.9% of his passes and tossing 16 touchdown passes and five interceptions this season. He’s rushed for 536 yards (67.0 ypg) on 90 carries with four rushing touchdowns.
This season Ahmonte Watkins has piled up 415 yards (51.9 per game) on 35 carries with two touchdowns.
Jonathan Brady’s 355 receiving yards (44.4 yards per game) lead the team. He has 21 receptions with three touchdowns.
Trent Hudson has racked up 311 receiving yards (44.4 yards per game) and five touchdowns, reeling in 15 passes this year.
Chris Bellamy’s 13 catches this season have resulted in 203 yards (29.0 ypg) and one touchdown.