How to Watch New Mexico State Aggies vs. Fresno State Bulldogs – December 16

The Isleta New Mexico Bowl features a matchup of the New Mexico State Aggies (who are 3-point favorites) and the Fresno State Bulldogs on December 16, 2023 at 5:45 PM ET on ESPN. The over/under is 53 for the game.

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Aggies vs. Bulldogs Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, December 16, 2023
  • Time: 5:45 PM ET
  • Channel: ESPN
  • Livestream: Stream NCAA football on Fubo and ESPN+
  • City: Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Venue: University Stadium

Aggies Insights

  • The Aggies rank 34th in total offense (427.6 yards per game) and 77th in total defense (387.6 yards allowed per game) this season.
  • The Aggies rank 57th in scoring offense (28.7 points per game) and 36th in scoring defense (21.8 points allowed per game) this year.
  • New Mexico State ranks 64th in pass offense (224.9 passing yards per game) and 98th in pass defense (241.8 passing yards allowed per game) this season.
  • The Aggies rank 53rd in run defense this season (145.9 rushing yards allowed per game), but they’ve been playing really well on the offensive side of the ball, ranking 13th-best in the FBS with 202.7 rushing yards per game.
  • Offensively, New Mexico State ranks 33rd in the FBS with a 43.9% third-down percentage. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 40th in third-down percentage allowed (145.9).
  • The Aggies have forced nine total turnovers (111th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 11 times (40th in the FBS) for a turnover margin of -2, 80th-ranked in college football.

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Bulldogs Insights

  • Fresno State is compiling 379.1 total yards per contest on offense this season (73rd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 386.2 total yards per contest (75th-ranked).
  • From an offensive angle, Fresno State is putting up 29.9 points per game (50th-ranked). It ranks 56th in the FBS defensively (24.6 points given up per game).
  • The Bulldogs are accumulating 272.3 passing yards per contest on offense this season (28th-ranked). Meanwhile, they are giving up 216.9 passing yards per game (54th-ranked) on defense.
  • Fresno State ranks 15th-worst in rushing yards per game (106.8), but it has been more effective defensively, ranking 99th in the FBS with 169.3 rushing yards surrendered per contest.
  • The Bulldogs’ third-down offense has been leading the charge for the team, as they rank 13th-best in the FBS with a 47.1% third-down conversion percentage. In terms of defense, they are surrendering a 39.9% third-down rate, which ranks 78th.
  • Fresno State has excelled in terms of turnovers, as its turnover margin of +9 ranks sixth-best in the FBS, with 20 forced turnovers (fifth in the nation) and 11 turnovers committed (40th in the nation).

Aggies Leaders

  • Diego Pavia has 2,915 passing yards in 14 games this year, averaging 208.2 per game with a 61.6% completion percentage and 26 touchdowns against eight interceptions.
  • He has also rushed for 862 yards (first on the Aggies) and added six touchdowns on the ground, while averaging 61.6 rushing yards per game.
  • Star Thomas averages 5.8 yards per carry (62nd in the FBS) and 45.9 yards per game, and has 643 total rushing yards. He has scored four rushing TDs this season.
  • Thomas has 21 receptions on zero targets for 194 yards. He has two receiving TDs.
  • Trent Hudson has 10 touchdown catches this season, and has 34 receptions for 545 yards on zero targets, while averaging 2.6 catches and 41.9 yards per game.

Bulldogs Leaders

  • Malik Sherrod averages 79.7 rushing yards per game this year (877 total yards), while scoring nine rushing touchdowns.
  • Sherrod has also been a part of the passing attack with 181 yards (16.5 per game) on 35 receptions (3.2 per game), while being targeted zero times. He has one receiving touchdown.
  • In 12 games, Mikey Keene has 2,590 passing yards, while throwing 21 touchdowns against nine interceptions and completing 65.8% of his attempts.
  • So far this season, Erik Brooks has caught 53 passes for 686 receiving yards with five touchdowns in the passing game. He has been targeted zero total times and is averaging 4.4 receptions per game over 12 games played.
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