October 19th, 6:00 PST - TheMWC.com
Utah State Players to Watch: Tyler Larsen C(3) #58 SR -- Chuckie Keeton QB(32) #16 JR (OFY) -- Eric Schultz RT(44) #66 SR -- Nevin Lawson CB(37) #1 SR -- Jake Doughty ILB(57) #51 SR -- Zach Vigil ILB(56) #53 JR -- Kyle Fackrell OLB(41) #9 SO
New Mexico Players to Watch: Kasey Carrier RB(57) #5 SR -- Chase Clayton WR(NR) #25 JR -- Darryl Johnson LT #71 SR -- C Dillon Farrell C #63 SR -- Jacori Greer NT #90 SR -- Dallas Bollemo WLB #41 SR
Key Matchups: Carrier #5 v. Doughty#51/Vigil #53 -- Clayton #25 v. Lawson #1 -- Larsen #58 v. Greer #90
Preview: This game isn’t registering on the national radar, but we’ll get a good look at Kasey Carrier against a good defense. I’ve only seen Carrier against Pitt, and he never got going in that game. Both of New Mexico’s scholarship QBs are hurt so Carrier should see plenty of action. If he’s the gamebreaker he’s advertised to be, New Mexico could pull the upset. Utah State needs this one badly. Things haven’t gone as planned for the Aggies, but they still have a talented team without Keeton. I look for them to ground and pound with DeMartino behind Larsen and Schultz. It’s time for those big guys to step up and show why a NFL team should draft them. It’s also another opportunity for Lawson to show his stuff. I expect in man coverage all night. I put the over under on receptions allowed at 3.5. Place your bets gentlemen!