People are wondering what's up with the rescheduling of the Nicholls game.
I addressed this in my story yesterday. Coach Mumme told me on Tuesday that NMSU is looking to possibly fill their bye week on Oct. 4 with a game. To me, this seems unlikely, but you don't know. He also said that the team ends this season the last week of November — they go to Utah State on the 29. NMSU could play a game the first week of December, something they did last year. Will the makeup game be with Nicholls or another school, that is still to be determined. Hal also said that it was possible that the team will just have to play 11 games and live with it, although added that the program would prefer to play a makeup game if possible. We'll keep you posted on the topic, you have my word.
As far as my article yesterday, the main topic was on the team's woeful road record the last three seasons. NMSU had won just one game in the span, at dreadful Utah State none-the-less. I think the Aggies will have to pocket at least two games away from Las Cruces this year. Lets face it, they lost Nicholls State here, Boise State will be a real challenge at home as will La Tech and I think San Jose State will be a thorn in the side as well.
Winning away is possible the way the schedule stacks up. The Aggies are better than Idaho and Utah State. They go to Moscow and Logan this season. I don't think they'll beat Nevada away and Fresno seems unlikely. What about UTEP. It will definitely be a hard-fought game but I think the Aggies can win there. It's more than possible. I'm actually really looking forward to that game. If you aren't, I'll just assume you just don't care about Aggie football.
Anyway, I think most will agree NMSU will need to steal some games away. Good teams win on the road, period. Here's the article for those interested...