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UNM at home vs. Air Force; Aggies at Arkansas

UNM at home vs. Air Force; Aggies at Arkansas Photo: J.P. Murrieta

Lee Faria
September 29, 2017 06:35 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The University of New Mexico football team is back home this Saturday against Air Force.

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The Lobos are coming off a strong defensive effort last week, holding Tulsa to just 13 points and 286 yards of offense.

UNM is only giving up 97 rushing yards a game, which is in the top 20 in the country.

"Our defense is starting to play with more of a swagger now," defensive back Bijon Parker said. "We know that we're good. We go into every game knowing that no team should score. We don't want anybody to score any points. If we let up some points, it's ok, but we don't want anybody to score any points and that's how we go into every game."

Kickoff on Saturday is scheduled for 5 p.m.

The Aggies, meanwhile, are on the road. New Mexico State will play at Arkansas and pick up a $1.3 million check in the process.

NMSU is coming off its best-looking win of the season, a 41-14 victory over rival UTEP. Head coach Doug Martin is concerned how his offense will match up with the Razorbacks defense.

"I don't know if we've ever played linebackers that run as fast as these guys do, even the other SEC teams that we've played," Martin said. "So this is going to be a difficult challenge for us."

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