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Southern Miss graduate QB Tyler Matthews transferred to New Mexico State.

It's been quite the journey for Matthews. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound QB started his college career as a four-star recruit with TCU in 2012. After taking a redshirt as a freshman, he fought it out with Trevone Boykin for the starting job. That didn't go so well. Matthews then transferred to Southern Miss and sat out another year due to NCAA transfer rules before finding himself embroiled in yet another dogfight for playing time, against Nick Mullens. Mullens barely beat him out during August camp, but proceeded to post a monster season. That brings Matthews to New Mexico State. In his college career, he has just 10 pass attempts, but he should jostle for the 2016 starter role along with senior Tyler Rogers, JUCO transfer Connor Cramer and Matthews' younger brother, Cameron Matthews. It would be a stinger if baby brother beat him out to end his football career.
Jan 28 - 5:39 PM

New Mexico State DB Winston Rose accepted an invite to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Rose initially joined New Mexico State in 2013 as a JUCO transfer, having previously played his ball at Los Angeles Valley College. For the 2015 campaign the 6-foot, 174-pounder recorded 51 tackles (2.0 for loss), six pass breakups and one blocked kick.
Jan 17 - 7:03 PM

New Mexico State sophomore RB Larry Rose III was held to 64 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries in Saturday's 43-35 loss to Louisiana-Monroe.

The Aggies were dreadful this year, finishing 3-9. The silver lining is that they have two years of Rose remaining. Rose closes out the season with 1,651 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns. The 5-foot-11, 184-pound sophomore is also a capable receiver, converting 30 catches into 382 yards and two scores.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 07:01:00 PM

New Mexico State sophomore RB Larry Rose III rushed for 212 yards and four touchdowns on 25 carries in Saturday's 55-48 overtime win against Idaho.

Rose hadn't scored in his last three games, but Idaho provided the perfect salve, as the 5-foot-11, 184-pound sophomore notched a quartet of scores on Saturday. The overtime win gave New Mexico State their first victory of the 2015 campaign. They now sit at 1-7. For his part, Rose has rushed for 1,083 yards and 10 touchdowns while averaging a meaty 7.7 YPC. He's well on his way to surpassing a brilliant freshman campaign that saw him accumulate 1,102 yards and nine touchdowns scored. The touchdown number's already fallen. Expect likewise for the yardage when New Mexico State plays Texas State next Saturday.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 07:45:00 PM

Southern Miss head coach Todd Monken won't rule out playing two quarterbacks.

"I could see that," he said. "I think it’s overrated that one quarterback has to be the guy. You don’t say that about any other position. (I could see that) if they’re good enough. I think both are capable of winning games here, but I’m not at that point to say we’ll (definitely) have both guys play. I know one will play, possibly two." Nick Mullens and Tyler Matthews are competing for snaps. "Maybe it would be nice to know just so you don’t have to worry about it," the TCU transfer Matthews said. "But at the same time, day by day it’s kind of that situation where you’re trying to do the best you can. So I don’t really think it matters. We’re just going at it day by day."
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 05:29:00 PM

Former TCU redshirt sophomore QB Tyler Matthews has transferred to Southern Miss.

Matthews did not see the field after redshirting in 2012, so he is hoping a change of scenery allows for more playing time. He was a highly rated pro style quarterback coming out of high school, but we know how little that can mean.
Thu, May 22, 2014 02:29:00 PM

New Mexico State WR Austin Franklin had a pre-draft visit with the Giants.

Franklin surprisingly declared early for the draft after the 2013 campaign, perhaps a foolish decision considering how incredibly deep this WR class is. The 5-foot-11, 189-pounder collected 160 receptions for 2,439 yards and 19 touchdowns over his three-year career. Franklin ran a 4.56 second forty at the combine.
Sat, May 3, 2014 09:04:00 PM

New Mexico State junior WR Austin Franklin has declared for the NFL Draft.

The junior caught 52 passes for 670 yards and seven touchdowns this season. Franklin apparently did not consult his head coach, Doug Martin, on the decision. "The Dallas, Texas native has shown ability to be a possible professional prospect: strong and physical, Franklin was moved around throughout the formation in 2013 and displayed his penchant as a play maker," beat writer Teddy Feinberg writes.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 10:35:00 AM

Jaguars selected New Mexico State CB Jeremy Harris with the No. 208 overall pick.

Harris (6-foot-2 3/8, 181) has plus length for Jacksonville's new press-man scheme, but he's going to have to get stronger to take on NFL receivers. He did play for new Jags DBs coach DeWayne Walker in college, which will help Harris' chances of earning a roster spot. Harris ran 4.48 at his Pro Day with a 36 1/2-inch vertical. He was a 2012 first-team All-WAC pick by the conference's coaches.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 05:41:00 PM

New Mexico State CB Jeremy Harris visited the Colts on Wednesday.

"Harris has had several official visits following a strong campus Pro Day workout," per Ravens beat writer Aaron Wilson. The unknown corner has a long frame, standing 6'2/181 pounds, and ran a 4.48 forty. teams seem to be favoring taller and longer corners in order to match up with receivers at the catch point.
Source: Scout.com
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 09:37:00 AM

Akeelie Mustafa could give the Aggies a much-needed boost in the running game.

The Aggies were 89th nationally in rushing offense last season and Mustafa is a shifty runner that could help boost that standing. An Arizona State recruit, Mustafa's only post-high school playing experience was at the JC level in 2010. At least as far as this spring is concerned, he is making a nice adjustment to the FBS level.
Thu, Apr 26, 2012 04:52:00 PM

Receiver Taveon Rogers had season-high 203 yards and 2 touchdowns in a loss to Nevada Saturday.

Rogers reached 203 yards on only 7 receptions for an average of 29 yards per catch. The senior has had two straight good games, grabbing 2 TDs on each of his last two Saturdays. Rogers now has 31 receptions and 8 touchdowns for New Mexico State this season.
Sun, Oct 30, 2011 12:03:00 AM

Kenny Turner ran for a career-high 171 yards on 29 carries and 1 touchdown en route to a 31-24 victory over Idaho on Saturday.

After only getting 9 attempts in the first three games, Turner has ripped-off three straight 100 yard-games. He has fully taken on the role of number one back, leading the Aggies with 461 rushing yards and 3 TDs. Turner will attempt to keep the 100-yard and scoring streak alive this week against Hawaii.
Mon, Oct 17, 2011 03:24:00 PM

New Mexico State running backs Seth Smith and Kenny Turner were stellar despite the Aggies losing to conference foe Fresno State.  Smith led the ground game with 91 yards on just 11 carries while Turner chipped in another 79 yards and a touchdown on 15 rushes.  Turner also led the team in receiving with three catches for 61 yards.

Due to the ineffectiveness of the offense, neither is a fantasy option, unless the situation is just right.
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Sun, Oct 17, 2010 10:15:00 AM

New Mexico State senior running back Seth Smith carried the ball 16 times for 52 yards and a score in the loss to Kansas.

The 16 carries is the important stuff; he'll not be running against defenses that have the same level of talent as Kansas for much of the season.
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Sun, Sep 26, 2010 10:15:00 PM


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