As our own resident pundit (see what I did there, Charles) predicted, this game was the usual brand of ugly for New Mexico State. This was a lopsided matchup from the get-go, but the Aggies at least kept things interesting for a while. Their performance peaked when this right here happened:
AGGIE REPLAY In case you missed it, here was Teldrick Morgan's big 1st half TD. #MakeAPlay | http://t.co/tOxwS36LPx— NM State Aggies (@NMStateAggies) September 6, 2015
That's Tyler Rogers hitting Teldrick Morgan for an over-the-shoulder, back-corner fade of a one-footed touchdown, the stuff of Sportscenter Top 10 lists. On fourth and six, no less. I say that was their peak because the Aggies proceeded to miss the extra point, and then the second half happened.
NMSU ran a grand total of 17 offensive plays in the second half. Those 17 plays netted a total of 14 yards. That touchdown pass by Rogers? It came on a drive that saw him complete passes of 31 and 40 yards - and outside of that, he was 12-for-25 for 57 yards. That is very poor.
It looks like the Aggies have something in the Rogers-to-Morgan connection, and we already knew what they had in Larry Rose III, which will bode well at homeagainst a far more porous pass defense in Georgia State.
Know what else won't happen in their next two games, both of which will be at home? This:
We'll it's a first. Our bus was broken into and all athletic dept staff and guests bags stolen inside! Not a joke pic.twitter.com/27aKcvbCGY— Mario Moccia (@MarioMocciaNMSU) September 6, 2015
Passport, laptop, house/car/work keys, but losing the paperwork is the worst!! Ps a lot of us can't drive home we have no keys #thestruggle— Mario Moccia (@MarioMocciaNMSU) September 6, 2015
Folks the U of Florida athletic dept were phenomenal this trip and police are doing all they can! Bus driver should have never left bus!!— Mario Moccia (@MarioMocciaNMSU) September 6, 2015
I hate to make a joke here about the Aggies getting their shit together for their game next week, because first they need to get it all back (and/or replaced), and then safely get themselves home. Nothing about this game was particularly surprising, but it was nice to have Morgan emerge as a legitimate downfield threat that they will likely look to exploit next weekend.
And yes, there will be a drinking game.