The New Mexico State Aggies (7-3) are 4.5-point underdogs in a road conference matchup against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (5-4) on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at Houchens Industries–L.T. Smith Stadium. The total has been set at 54 points for this matchup.
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Hilltoppers vs. Aggies Game Info
- Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023
- Time: 3:30 PM ET
- Channel: ESPN+
- Livestream: Stream NCAA football on Fubo and ESPN+
- City: Bowling Green, Kentucky
- Venue: Houchens Industries–L.T. Smith Stadium
- The Hilltoppers sport the 73rd-ranked offense this season (383.0 yards per game), and they’ve been less effective on the other side of the ball, ranking fourth-worst with 456.6 yards allowed per game.
- The Hilltoppers are totaling 28.9 points per game on offense this season (59th in the FBS), and they are surrendering 27.7 points per game (84th) on the defensive side of the ball.
- Western Kentucky is totaling 271.6 passing yards per game on offense (34th in the FBS), and ranks 102nd defensively with 244.7 passing yards allowed per game.
- With 111.4 offensive rushing yards per game (21st-worst) and 211.9 rushing yards allowed per game on defense (fifth-worst), the Hilltoppers have been struggling on both sides of the ball this season in the running game.
- Western Kentucky is averaging a 37.8% third-down conversion rate on offense (81st in the FBS), and ranks 72nd defensively with a 38.7% third-down conversion rate allowed.
- With 18 forced turnovers (first in the FBS) against 11 turnovers committed (77th in the FBS), the Hilltoppers’ +7 turnover margin is the 12th-best in college football.
- New Mexico State ranks 41st with 425.8 total yards per game on offense, and it ranks 67th with 373.0 total yards allowed per contest on defense.
- With 27.8 points per game on the offensive side of the ball, New Mexico State ranks 67th in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 30th, giving up 20.0 points per contest.
- The Aggies rank 76th in the FBS with 221.5 passing yards per game on offense, and they rank 93rd with 240.0 passing yards ceded per game on defense.
- New Mexico State’s rushing attack has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks 15th-best in the FBS with 204.3 rushing yards per contest. In terms of defense, it is surrendering 133.0 rushing yards per game, which ranks 47th.
- With a 39.6% third-down conversion percentage on offense, the Aggies rank 64th in the FBS. Defensively, they rank 51st, surrendering a 36.8% third-down rate.
- New Mexico State has compiled six forced turnovers (118th in the FBS) and committed eight turnovers (36th in the FBS) this season for a -2 turnover margin that ranks 82nd in the FBS.
- Austin Reed has passed for 2,375 yards, 21 touchdowns and six interceptions this year. He averages 263.9 yards per game and 6.7 per attempt, while completing 59.9% of his attempts.
- He has added 96 rushing yards (10.7 per game) and three touchdowns on the ground.
- Malachi Corley’s 662 receiving yards this season have come from zero targets and 53 receptions. He’s averaging 82.8 receiving yards and 6.6 catches per game, with eight receiving touchdowns.
- Elijah Young has 326 rushing yards with three touchdowns (36.2 yards per game through nine games).
- Young has been on the receiving end of zero targets in the passing game and has nine catches (1.0 per game) for 66 yards (7.3 per game) and one TD.
- Through 10 games played this year, Diego Pavia has racked up 2,116 passing yards, while throwing 17 touchdowns against six interceptions and completing 59.8% of his attempts.
- On the ground, Pavia has added five rushing touchdowns and 670 rushing yards (first on the Aggies).
- Star Thomas has scored four rushing touchdowns, while totaling 430 rushing yards (5.3 per carry and 43.0 per game).
- Thomas also has 16 catches for 160 yards (sixth on the Aggies), with one receiving touchdown. He has been targeted zero times and averages 16.0 yards per game.
- Ahmonte Watkins has rushed for two touchdowns this year, and has totaled 527 rushing yards (52.7 per game and 11.5 per attempt).
- Watkins’ statistic output includes eight receptions (0.8 per game) on zero targets for 77 yards (7.7 per game) and one receiving touchdown.