Photos by Elva K. Austria
The New Mexico State University football team wrapped up 15 days of spring practice with an informal scrimmage/spring game April 14 at Aggie Memorial Stadium.
Several thousand people filled the shady side of the stadium to watch the Aggies take the field under the guidance of first-year coach Jerry Kill.
Kill was hired last fall after the Aggies suffered through a 2-10 season. He has a well-deserved reputation for turning around struggling college football programs, most notably at the University of Minnesota in the Big Ten.
The game featured the Aggies offense against the team’s defense. No official score was kept but the Aggie offense scored several touchdowns on some big plays.
It was also an opportunity for coaches to give different candidates for the starting quarterback job a spin behind the wheel, directing the team’s offense.
Besides fans, the NMSU band and cheerleaders also attended, giving the event a festive feel.
The Aggies will open their 2022 football season Saturday Aug. 27 at home against Nevada. A kickoff time has not been set yet.