NMSU will have their work cut out for them as they enter the 2013 football season as FBS Independents.  In 2014 they will join the Sun Belt Conference, since the school is a FBS Independent they can compete for the Sun Belt Conference Championship and a bowl bid.

The Aggies have an extremely challenging schedule this season that features the likes of Texas, Minnesota, UCLA, and Boston College.  Last season was a disaster for NMSU, they went 1-11 and 0-6 in WAC play.  The team will play under new head coach Dough Martin, who became the 34th coach in Aggies' history in February.  Martin replaces DeWayne Walker who left after four season taking a position with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

In the past Dough Martin was the former head coach at Kent State, and was with Boston College in 2012.  Here is NMSU's 2013 football schedule.

  Sat, Aug 31 at TexasAustin, Texas  6:00 p.m.
  Sat, Sep 07 Minnesota
Las Cruces, N.M.  6:00 p.m.
  Sat, Sep 14 UTEPLas Cruces, N.M.  6:00 p.m.
  Sat, Sep 21 at UCLALos Angeles, Calif.  TBA
  Sat, Sep 28 San Diego StateLas Cruces, N.M.  6:00 p.m.
  Sat, Oct 05 at New MexicoAlbuquerque, N.M.  5:00 p.m.
  Sat, Oct 19 Rice
Las Cruces, N.M.  6:00 p.m.
  Sat, Oct 26 Abilene Christian (Homecoming)Las Cruces, N.M.  6:00 p.m.
  Sat, Nov 02 at LouisianaLafayette, La.  3:00 p.m.
  Sat, Nov 09 Boston College
Las Cruces, N.M.  1:30 p.m.
  Sat, Nov 23 at Florida AtlanticBoca Raton, Fla.  TBA
  Sat, Nov 30 IdahoLas Cruces, N.M.  1:30 p.m.

Courtesy of NMSU Athletics