How do you stop a college football steamroller like No. 2 Alabama?
The New Mexico State Aggies have been pondering that question this week. NMSU faces the unenviable task of lining up opposite the Crimson Tide in its home opener Saturday in Tuscaloosa. On Friday the Aggies were listed as 55½-point underdogs.
Coach Doug Martin and his players have tried to take a reasonable approach to the contest, realizing that NMSU’s athletic department will receive a $1.7 million payday for its trouble. There are other perks involved in playing on one of college football’s biggest stages, Bryant-Denny Stadium, against one of its most storied programs, too.