September 16, 2009
Utah State looking to rebound at Texas A&M
New Mexico head coach Mike Locksley is an offensive mind trying to change a defensive-minded program, and the opener against Texas A&M blew up in his face as the Aggies had their best defensive outing in years. Utah State, however, will provide a bit more of a challenge to the Aggies defense Saturday at Kyle Field.
The other Aggies, Utah State and A&M are two of three FBS programs nicknamed the Aggies with New Mexico State being the other, have a spread option attack that has given A&M fits throughout the last decade. With dual-threat junior quarterback Diondre Borel under center, A&M is going to have to contain Borel's arm as well as his ability with his feet.
Utah State is coming off a bye week just like A&M, but the Aggies from Logan are hoping to erase a loss to No. 18 Utah that was much closer than pundits thought it would be. The Aggies eventually lost, 35-17, but stuck with the high-powered Utes for most of the ballgame. Needless to say, Utah State should give A&M a stiffer test than the Lobos did in the season opener.
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