Freshman safety Junior Fasavalu is out for the season after tearing his ACL versus SE Louisiana last week. The injury occurred late in the game on a Southeastern scoring drive.
Injuries in the secondary are exactly what NMSU doesn’t need. Although Fasavalu was a backup, the team appreciated the depth he provided in a thin defensive backfield.
Also, another defensive back note, Cole Martin moved back into the starting lineup at safety with Alex Bernard coming back to cornerback and Vincent Butler being placed as a backup. Butler, a transfer from NMMI, started Week 1. Hal Mumme said it was a situation that could go through change throughout the season.