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NMSU football falls 48-10 in second consecutive game

NMSU wide receiver Izaiah Lottie catches a touchdown pass during the Aggies road loss to Minnesota 48-10 on Thursday night. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/NMSU)

The New Mexico State football team fell to an 0-2 record after a tough 48-10 loss to the Minnesota Golden Gophers Thursday night.

The Aggies started the game off great when junior quarterback Matt Romero found junior wide receiver Izaiah Lottie for a 13-yard touchdown pass to tie the game at seven.

Early in the second quarter the Aggies were able to grab the lead on a 45-yard field goal by junior kicker Dylan Brown. The lead lasted about three minutes until Minnesota was able to take the lead and proceeded to score 42 unanswered points.

Romero led the team in overall passing yards and rushing yards for the game with 233 yards through the air and 55 yards on the ground. He finished the game with one touchdown pass and one interception. Senior wide receiver Johnathan Boone led the Aggie receivers with eight receptions and 67 yards receiving.

After a historic 2017 campaign, New Mexico State has had a rough start to the 2018 season. The Aggies take on Utah State in their next game in a rematch of last year’s Arizona Bowl, in which New Mexico State beat Utah State 26-20 in overtime.

The Aggies are hoping to get their first win of the season against the Utah State Aggies in Logan, Utah, on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m.

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