Georgia Southern vs. New Mexico State
Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 2:01 PM (Allen E. Paulson Stadium)
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The New Mexico State Aggies are set to visit Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, GA for a Week 9 clash against the Georgia Southern Eagles. The New Mexico State Aggies come into this matchup with a 0-7 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent road game against the Central Michigan Chippewas, 42-28. QB Josh Adkins had a big game through the air for the Aggies as he threw for 263 yards, 3 TDs, and 1 interception. WR Tony Nicholson was the top target for Adkins and New Mexico as he hauled in 7 catches for 86 yards.
The New Mexico State Aggies struggled on the defensive side of the ball as they allowed the Central Michigan Chippewas to score 42 points and rack up a total of 486 yards of offense. Senior LB Javahn Fergurson led the way for the New Mexico defense as he racked up 13 tackles and 1 TFL. The Aggies were able to get into the Central Michigan backfield a handful of times as Jason Simmons Jr. and Rashie Hodge Jr. combined for 5 TFL.
The Georgia Southern Eagles come into this matchup with a 3-3 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, 30-27 in 3OT. QB Shai Werts wasn’t asked to do much through the air for the Eagles, but he was efficient as he threw for 61 yards and 2 TDs. Junior RB Wesley Kennedy III had a big game on the ground as he ran for 121 yards and 2 TDs on 25 carries.
The Georgia Southern Eagles were solid on the defensive side of the ball against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers as they held them to 10 points through 4 quarters and to a total of 228 yards of offense. Sophomore LB Reynard Ellis led the way for the Georgia Southern defense as he contributed 9 tackles. Junior DE Traver Vliem was able to get into the Coastal Carolina backfield a handful of times as he contributed 2 TFL while recovering a fumble.
The Georgia Southern Eagles are on a two-game winning streak which they have needed overtime in those games to win, but they should have a much easier outing against the winless Aggies. The Georgia Southern Eagles will look to attack New Mexico State on the ground as they have 6 different guys who have over 150 yards on the season, and they should have no problem beating up on the Aggies who rank 129th in points allowed. The New Mexico QB Josh Adkins has struggled to get any offense generated through the air as he has thrown 9 TDs compared to 12 interceptions, and his struggles won’t get much better on the road.