LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The New Mexico State football team played an inter-squad scrimmage, Saturday, Aug. 8 on the football practice field on the campus of NM State. The team was divided into offense and defense with the offense wearing white and the defense wearing crimson.
The team ran a total of approximately 120 plays while also getting looks in the red zone and practicing the two-minute drill. Head coach Doug Martin was pleased with the energy and intensity and offensive coordinator Gregg Brandon worked in three different quarterbacks. Sophomore Tyler Rodgers, of Peoria, Ariz. took the majority of snaps with the first group and made some nice throws to a variety of wide receivers.
Senior Travaughn Colwell had the only interception of the afternoon while the defense also forced a fumble.
The scrimmage was originally scheduled for a 9 a.m. (MT) start but was moved back due to rain and lightning in the area. The Aggies have a day off on Sunday but get back to work on Monday, Aug. 11 with their second two-a-day of the 2014 fall camp.
The 2014 NM State football season opens up on Thursday, Aug. 28 against Cal Poly University in Aggie Memorial Stadium. Season tickets start at just $50 and can be purchased by calling 575-646-1420 or by going online to www.NMStateSports.com.