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Two New Mexico State Football Players Receive Player of the Week Honors

Tyler Rogers and Ron LaForce were honored for their performances in Saturday’s rivalry win

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After defeating in-state rival New Mexico 30-28 on Saturday, two NMSU football players are being recognized for their performances on the field.

Quarterback Tyler Rogers and Safety Ron LaForce both had outstanding games on Saturday and were key to the Aggies winning their second straight game in the I-25 series.

Tyler Rogers continued to build off his impressive week one start, throwing for 401 yards and a career high four touchdown passes on 34-for-57 passing.

Not only did Rogers spread the ball around (he connected with 10 different receivers!), he also threw an 81 yard strike to Izaiah Lottie, which is the longest play pass by any Sun Belt quarterback this season (albeit, it was off a deflection).

Rogers has already thrown for 799 yards and 7 TDs, bringing his career totals to 7,147 yards and 49 TDs. He should move into second place on the all time passing yards list this weekend.

Ron LaForce, a JUCO transfer, had his coming out party over the weekend as he had six tackles and two huge interceptions on back-to-back Lobo drives.

Rogers and LaForce are the first Aggies to receive POTW honors since Rodney Butler was recognized on October 3, 2016.

I’m very proud of the Aggies and look forward to seeing what they can do against Troy this weekend! #AggieUp!