Five home games, two SEC opponents highlight 2021 slate
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Aggie football games officially return to the campus of NM State this August.
Wednesday afternoon, NM State head football coach Doug Martin unveiled the Aggies’ 12-game 2021 schedule which features five home dates and seven road games including two at SEC foes.
NM State’s fall 2021 campaign begins Saturday, Aug. 28, inside Aggie Memorial Stadium when longtime Texas rival UTEP comes to town. Back-to-back road games at San Diego State (Saturday, Sept. 4) and at I-25 rival New Mexico (Saturday, Sept. 11) follow before the Aggies begin their longest home stretch of the season.
Beginning with a showdown with FCS opponent South Carolina State on Saturday, Sept. 18, NM State plays two consecutive games in Las Cruces. That stretch concludes on Saturday, Sept. 25, when NM State welcome Hawaii to the Land of Enchantment.
Following the first game between NM State and Hawaii in Aggie Memorial Stadium since 2010, the Aggies are on the road for the next month. Away showdowns at defending Mountain West Conference champion San Jose State (Saturday, Oct. 2), Nevada (Saturday, Oct. 9) and Hawaii (Saturday, Oct. 23) represent the Aggies’ entire schedule for the month of October.
Two of NM State’s four games in the month of November are set to take place inside Aggie Memorial Stadium and that stretch begins on Saturday, Nov. 6, when NM State hosts Utah State. From there, the Aggies head to SEC country for a pair of games beginning with a showdown at defending College Football Playoff national champion Alabama (Saturday, Nov. 13) and wrapping up with a matchup at Kentucky (Saturday, Nov. 20). The Aggies’ final game of the 2021 regular season comes at home when they host fellow independent UMass on Saturday, Nov. 27.
Season and single game ticket information will announced in the coming weeks.
For complete coverage of Aggie football through the 2021 season and beyond, visit NMStateSports.com – the official home of Aggie athletics – and follow the Aggies on Facebook (NM State Football), Twitter (@NMStateFootball) and Instagram (@NMStateFootball).
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