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Aggies set to welcome San Diego State in home opener

NMSU home opener preps

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - After back-to-back road tilts to start the year, football is back inside Aggie Memorial Stadium. New Mexico State (0-2) plays host to San Diego State (2-0) at 6 p.m. on Saturday in the first home game of the season.

The Aztecs have won seven straight in the series.

New Mexico State has had a brutal schedule to open the season. The Aggies lost at No. 22 Washington State 58-7 and at No. 2 Alabama 62-10, but don't face any more teams that are currently ranked.

A full day of activities is planned for fans in attendance at the home opener. New Mexico State is hosting the inaugural Aggie Football Hispanic Heritage Day.

The event celebrates the history and culture of Southern New Mexico and Mexico. Pre-game festivities, which run from 2 to 5 p.m., will include food trucks, a live DJ and the U.S. Army National Guard Mariachi Band. World-renowned artist and El Paso native Jari "WERC" Alvarez will also be creating a one-of-a-kind NMSU-themed mural prior to kickoff inside Aggie Memorial Stadium.


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