Preview 2018: New Mexico State Aggies. Independence Will Work Just Fine

Preview 2018: New Mexico State Aggies. Independence Will Work Just Fine

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Preview 2018: New Mexico State Aggies. Independence Will Work Just Fine

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What You Need To Know About The New Mexico State Offense

– The offense was terrific thanks to the high-powered passing game that finished sixth in the nation averaging 340 yards per game. QB Tyler Rogers is gone along with top target Jaleel Scott and versatile RB Larry Rose III. But the air show won’t stop.

In comes JUCO transfer quarterback Matt Romero to push veteran backup Nick Jeanty, and the receivers are there starting with OJ Clark and Anthony Muse.

– The ground game was along for the ride, but Rose was a good, effective back who averaged five yards per carry with ten scores. He might be gone, but Jason Huntley is a capable back who can do a little bit of everything, and the quarterbacks are expected to add to the mix, too. However …

– There’s a big, big problem on the line. It’s never a positive when you don’t have enough healthy, live bodies to have a spring game. Three starters return to a line that struggled in pass protection, but there’s no depth whatsoever and there are a whole lot of hopes for some new recruits to help the cause.

Biggest Key To The New Mexico State Offense

Besides the offensive line and finding a new starting quarterback, No. 1 receiver and star running back? The offense has to stop turning the ball over. For all the good things the Aggies did last season, they also couldn’t stop screwing up.

NMSU turned it over 27 times, with a nation-high 22 of them coming through the air. The mistakes were crushing in losses to Appalachian State and Louisiana that likely would’ve gone the other way. After giving it up two times or more 11 times, the O has to be far tighter.

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