Doug Martin did not try to sugar coat his feelings about New Mexico State’s 2019 football season.
Coming into training camp, the Aggies’ seventh-year coach believed his team had more overall talent than the 2017 squad that finished 7-6 and earned an Arizona Bowl victory over Utah State.
But for a variety of reasons, NMSU started the season with nine straight losses and is forced to play spoiler in Saturday’s season finale at Liberty. The Aggies (2-9) can knock the 14-point favorite Flames (6-5) out of bowl contention with a win in Lynchburg, Virginia.
“Overall it’s been a disappointing season,” Martin said this week. “To me it’s more disappointing than my first four years here because now, talent-wise, we’re good enough to compete. Even with the schedule we have, I thought we could get (to bowl eligibility). We didn’t get it done and it’s frustrating.”