Analysis & Predictions: New Mexico St vs W Kentucky 11/11/2023

Analysis & Predictions: New Mexico St vs W Kentucky 11/11/2023

November 7, 2023


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On Saturday, November 11th, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will play the New Mexico State Aggies in a CUSA game at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.


With this week’s game versus Western Kentucky, New Mexico State’s record is 7-3 following their 13-7 victory over Middle Tennessee. In these matches, the total score was an average of 47.8 points. Against Middle Tennessee, the Aggies’ offense concluded the match with a single rushing score along with 182 rushing yards on 36 attempts. Regretfully, despite 31 tries, their passing game only managed to garner 220 yards without finding the end zone. Diego Pavia went 16 for 31 for 220 yards and a 51.6% completion rate versus Middle Tennessee. There was not a single passing or rushing score by the end of the contest. Ahmonte Watkins gained 68 yards from 5 carries, averaging 13.6 yards per carry. He additionally made 1 reception for a couple of yards in the passing attack. Eli Stowers gained 83 yards, averaging 13.8 yards per reception, after catching 6 passes on 9 targets.



The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, who are 5-4 while maintaining an over .500 record, are fresh off a 21-13 victory against the UTEP Miners heading into their match against New Mexico State. The Hilltoppers tried 20 passes via the air versus UTEP, accumulating 102 yards and scoring one touchdown. They produced 2 rushing scores while maintaining an average of 6.3 yards per run on the ground. Austin Reed, the quarterback of the team, finished with a quarterback rating of 65.0 after completing 11 of 20 throws for 102 yards in the victory over UTEP. He improved his performance by one touchdown as well. With 12 carries, Elijah Young gained 139 yards and a pair of touchdowns. LT Sanders caught two passes for 36 yards when facing the Miners, for an average of 18.0 yards per reception.


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New Mexico St vs W Kentucky Game Information


  • Date: 11/11/2023
  • Time: 03:30 PM ET
  • Location: Houchens Industries–L. T. Smith Stadium.
  • How to Watch New Mexico St vs W Kentucky: ESPN
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