bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Martin Interview :: 09/30/14

bleedCrimson.net: It looked like your team wasn’t intimidated by the atmosphere at LSU and being able to force four turnovers in the first quarter against a Top 25 team has to be something that you’re proud of.
Doug Martin: Yeah, you know defensively we’ve been able to cause turnovers all year long. The frustrating thing right now is getting us to play four quarters of defense. As you mentioned, the first quarter, four turnovers and I think we held them to 23 yards of offense. But we didn’t sustain it. Obviously offensively we need to take advantage of those turnovers too. It was a learning experience for our young players to go down there and play in an atmosphere like that and get that experience and help us down the road.

bc.net: What was your overall assessment of the team’s offense. For a lot of the game it tough going but you had a couple decent drives and the touchdown run by Andrew Allen was a highlight. You finished the night doing better on offense than Sam Houston State and UL Monroe, something we talked about last week in terms of measuring yourselves against similar type teams.
DM: Right, we competed well at times. I thought we got a little bit overwhelmed by their defense up front. Their defensive line was tough for us to block with the exception of Ume, our center, who really had a good night, blocked really well. We struggled with that. The discouraging thing is still the turnovers. We’ve got to find a way to limit the turnovers and that wasn’t LSU, that was just us making mistakes. If we can limit that, we can be a good offensive team.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Liam Goldberg, Ashvarya Shrivastava Named WAC Tennis Players Of The Month

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Liam Goldberg and teammate Ashvarya Shrivastava have been named the Western Athletic Conference men’s and women’s Tennis Athletes of the Month, respectively, for the month of September.

Goldberg, a junior from Melbourne, Australia (Lake Erie College), went undefeated during the Aggie Invitational in both singles and doubles play. The Aggie junior took the White Flight title after defeating three-consecutive opponents, all in straight sets. Goldberg also went 3-0 in doubles matches along with partner and fellow Australian Thomas Douglas. The New Mexico State duo had three tough matches, but came out on top in all three to be named co-champions of the doubles Crimson Flight after another Aggie team also reached the final.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State vs. No. 17/18 LSU Game Photos

NM State Football Falls 63-7 At No. 17/18 LSU

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BATON ROUGE, LA - The New Mexico State football team had four takeaways in the first half, but No. 17/18 LSU overcame the turnovers and defeated the Aggies 63-7 in front of 101,987 fans in Tiger Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 27. NM State falls to 2-3 on the year and the Tigers move to 4-1 overall.

Sophomore defensive back Kawe Johnson led the Aggies defense with 12 tackles, three of them solo, to go along with two forced fumbles and an interception. It was the second straight game that Johnson has tallied at least 12 tackles and the third time this season that he has posted double-digit tackles. Senior defensive back Winston Rose pulled in his second interception of the year. LSU came into the game with four turnovers on the season and the Aggie defense doubled that, grabbing two interceptions and picking up two fumbles.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Soccer Drops WAC Opener At UTPA 3-1

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EDINBURG, TX - Katie Smith scored the first goal of the match, however, New Mexico State couldn’t halt a late Texas-Pan American offensive surge and dropped a 3-1 decision Saturday evening.

At 48:15 in the second half Smith scored off a rebound and fired it in the back of the net to give the Aggies a 1-0 lead.

However, the lead was brief. Hanna Spets scored two goals in the second period to lift the Broncs (7-1-3, 1-0-0 WAC).

“We made a couple mistakes and they capitalized,” NM State head coach Freddy Delgado said. “We were able to score the first goal, but we weren’t able to execute on offense.”

A key reason why the Aggies couldn’t sustain its offense was the field conditions. The game was delayed 30 minutes due to poor field conditions and standing water.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Survives Scare From Bakersfield

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - It took five sets and a comeback from being down 2-1, but the New Mexico State volleyball team remains unbeaten in Western Athletic Conference play after defeating Bakersfield, 25-22, 18-25, 16-25, 26-24, 15-8, on Saturday afternoon inside the Pan American Center.

The Aggies, who had swept their previous four opponents, had a much tougher time on Saturday en route to winning their fifth-straight match and 10th-straight WAC matchup dating back to last season to move to 2-0 in WAC play and 8-5 overall.

The Roadrunners, who also came into the match at 1-0 in the WAC, fall to .500 in the conference and 5-10 overall.  Continue Reading This Post >>

AggieVision :: NM State Sports Weekly :: 09/26/14

Aggie Volleyball Sweeps Grand Canyon To Open Conference Play

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State volleyball team began defense of its back-to-back Western Athletic Conference titles by sweeping Grand Canyon, 25-20, 25-10, 25-17, on Thursday night inside the Pan American Center.

The Aggies are now 1-0 in the WAC and have swept four-consecutive matches to move to 7-5 on the season. They have not lost a set after losing to Colorado State and BYU, two top-15 teams.

The NM State defense came up big again, holding the ‘Lopes to a negative hitting percentage during all three sets. Grand Canyon finished with a -.082 hitting percentage to the Aggies’ .240.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Know The Foe :: Tiger Q&A With The Times-Picayune's Jim Kleinpeter

Know The Foe :: LSU
This week the Aggie football team takes their 2-2 record south to Baton Rouge, LA where they will face an angry LSU Tiger football team. LSU is coming off a loss at home to Mississippi State and is looking to get right against an inferior Aggie squad. We've enlisted the help of LSU beat writer Jim Kleinpeter from The Times-Picayune to give Aggie fans a quick look at what to expect from the Tigers on Saturday.

LSU is coming off a loss to Mississippi State last week in which they fell behind early. Slow starts have been a little bit of a theme is three of the four games they’ve played this season. What has been the primary reason for the slow starts?
LSU's offensive line was supposed to be the strength of the team. The tackles have played well, the middle three not so much. Senior center Elliott Porter was suspended for the first two games and the lineup has been juggled. Porter will be playing his third game and the Tigers should show some improvement here. LSU is inexperienced at all three of the main skill positions. They aren't going to do much if the O-line struggles too.

LSU has two quarterbacks, sophomore Anthony Jennings and freshman Brandon Harris. It sounds like Jennings will get the start but how quickly do you think we will see Harris, particularly given the spark he gave to the offense in the Mississippi State game?
LSU coach Les Miles has pledged that Jennings will start but Harris will play more. He played only 14 of 74 snaps last week and produced two touchdowns. Jennings is safer, he'll make fewer mistakes, but also fewer plays. Harris is a freshman who probably can't handle the burden of being the starter right now. I'm thinking Jennings will get the first two series, or the first quarter. Harris the 2nd quarter and they'll go from there. A 50-50 split is likely.  Continue Reading This Post >>

bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Jordan Interview :: 09/23/14

bleedCrimson.net: You had a very good weekend in New Hampshire, maybe one of the more complete weekends that you’ve had win a while.
Mike Jordan: The competition was decent, it just wasn’t nationally ranked opponents. It was the Pac 12, that kind of thing. I thought we did some good things. We were physically dominant at times which was good to see. I thought we got a little bit better connection in the quick attack than we’ve gotten and we hit for better percentages there because of it. That’s a positive. And we continue to play good defense. We hold teams to low percentages and you’ll give yourself a chance to win when you do that. I’m fairly happy with the results.

bc.net: On the topic of defense, you swept all three matches and in only two of the nine sets did the opponent get past 20 points.
MJ: Yeah. We served well and got teams out of system and if you’re out of system against us because of how hard our defenders play, the fact that we block fairly well, it’s going to be tough to hit for a good percentage against us. We took some pretty decent transition swings. I was certainly happy with the fact that we were able to be dominant at times.  Continue Reading This Post >>