NMSU football to play home and home vs San Diego St.

The New Mexico State football team and San Diego State have signed a home-and-home series for the 2019 and 2023 seasons Director of Athletics Mario Moccia announced.

The first meeting between the Aggies and Aztecs is scheduled for Sept. 14, 2019, at Aggie Memorial Stadium. NM State then makes the return trip in 2023 for a Sept. 2 showdown. The Aggies were already slated to play at San Diego State on Sept. 4, 2021, at SDCCU Stadium for the Aztecs coming to Aggie Memorial Stadium back in 2013.

It'll also be a chance for local football fans to watch one of the most exciting high school players El Paso has ever produced. Former El Dorado QB Cedarious Barfield signed a letter of intent this year to play for San Diego State.

San Diego State is schedule to play in a new stadium by the time the Aggies and Aztecs square off in 2023. NM State is 1-9-1 all-time against SDSU with its lone win coming in 1955 by a score of 26-6 back on Nov. 12.

New Mexico State wrapped up the 2017 campaign 7-6 overall and 4-4 in conference play after snapping a 57-year bowl drought when it captured the 2017 NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl championship with a thrilling 26-20 overtime win over Utah State on Dec. 29, 2017.

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