There’s no way to describe New Mexico State’s coming visit to Kentucky without calling the Aggies prohibitive underdogs.
NMSU signed up for the football road game against a bigger, faster SEC opponent knowing full well it would likely be signing up for a long day. The contract includes a $1.3 million paycheck, but that’s little consolation to New Mexico State’s players, who won’t receive a cut.
So rather than focus on the long odds they’re facing (the Wildcats were 18- to 19½-point favorites Tuesday), the Aggies are looking at their date in Lexington as a measuring stick.
How will they measure up in terms of depth, conditioning and even on the scoreboard? Compared to recent New Mexico State squads, that is.