NMSU Football Ends 2023 Strong, Reveals Exciting 2024 Season


NMSU Football Coach Tony Sanchez looking forward to big things with the 2024 football season.

Sanchez is the 36th head coach in school history and has been a big part of New Mexico State's success over the past couple of years, which saw the Aggies win 17 games and appear in back-to-back bowl games for the first time since 1959-60.

Sanchez was named as the program's new head coach after Jerry Kill announced on December 23rd that he would be stepping down after two seasons with the Aggies.

The 2023 New Mexico State Aggies football team represented New Mexico State University in the 2023 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Aggies played their home games at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and competed as a first-year member of Conference USA.

The season was one of the most successful in decades for the Aggies, as a win over Western Kentucky on November 11 gave New Mexico State their first eight-win season since 1965 and a six-game winning streak, their longest since 1960. The victory also clinched a spot in the Conference USA Championship Game in the Aggies' first season in the conference. One week later, as 23.5-point underdogs, New Mexico State upset Auburn, the program's first-ever win over an SEC team.

The Aggies also clinched bowl eligibility in back-to-back seasons for the first time since playing in the Sun Bowl following the 1959 and 1960 seasons.

The New Mexico State football program released its 2024 schedule this week. In their first season under new head coach Tony Sanchez, the Aggies play a 12-game schedule that includes both rivalry games at Aggie Memorial Stadium and a rematch of the Conference USA championship game at home against Liberty.

The Aggies will kick off the 2024 campaign with a home game against Southeast Missouri oin August 31st, 2024 before welcoming Liberty on September 7th to begin league play with a rematch of last year's CUSA title game.

New Mexico State then travels west to take on Fresno State on September 14th, followed by a meeting with Sam Houston in what will be the Aggies' first CUSA road game of the year.

The NMSU Aggies then return to Aggie Memorial Stadium to host the University of New Mexico on September 28th in what will be the 114th instalment of the historic Rio Grande Rivalry.

The NMSU Aggies will then again go on the road against Jacksonville State on October 9th as they begin a stretch of three mid-week games. The following Tuesday, NMSU will be at home at Aggie Stadium against Louisiana Tech on October 15th before traveling to Florida International on Oct. 29th.

Upon return Saturday gamedays then return as Bolling Green Kentucky's Western Kentucky visits Aggie Memorial Stadium on November 9th, 2024. The season continues with the NMSU Aggies playing on the road again at Texas A&M on November 16th.

The NMSU Aggies final scheduled road game of the season for regular season play is against Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro Tennessee on November 23 . NMSU's home finale of the regular season is against UTEP on November 30th, 2024

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