2002 New Mexico State Aggies football team

The 2002 New Mexico State Aggies football team represented New Mexico State University in the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Aggies were coached by head coach Tony Samuel and played their home games at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces, New Mexico. They participated as members of the Sun Belt Conference. Their 7 wins were the most wins for New Mexico State since 1970. Until the 2017 season, this was the last Aggies team to finish with a winning record. Despite finishing 7-5, they were not invited to a bowl game.

2002 New Mexico State Aggies football
New Mexico State Aggies wordmark.svg
ConferenceSun Belt Conference
Record7–5 (5–1 Sun Belt)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorBarney Cotton (6th season)
Defensive coordinatorSteve Stanard (3rd season)
Home stadiumAggie Memorial Stadium
(capacity: 30,343)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 Sun Belt Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
North Texas $   6 0     8 5  
New Mexico State   5 1     7 5  
Arkansas State   3 3     6 7  
Middle Tennessee   2 4     4 8  
Louisiana–Lafayette   2 4     3 9  
Louisiana–Monroe   2 4     3 9  
Idaho   1 5     2 10  
  • $ – Conference champion

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
August 315:00 pmat No. 22 South Carolina*L 24–34[1]83,717
September 74:30 pmat California*L 13–34[2]24,692
September 216:00 pmNew Mexico*W 24–13[3][4]28,587
September 283:00 pmat No. 7 Georgia*L 10–41[5]86,520
October 56:05 pmUTEP*
W 49–14[6]30,605
October 126:05 pmLouisiana–Lafayette 
  • Aggie Memorial Stadium
  • Las Cruces, NM
W 31–28[7]19,876
October 192:05 pmLouisiana–Monroe
  • Aggie Memorial Stadium
  • Las Cruces, NM
W 34–21[8]12,183
October 265:00 pmat Arkansas StateW 26–21[9]11,036
November 24:00 pmMiddle Tennessee
  • Aggie Memorial Stadium
  • Las Cruces, NM
W 24–21[10]19,562
November 91:00 pmat Utah State*L 30–32[11]12,291
November 162:00 pmat North TexasL 27–38[12]20,064
November 233:00 pmat IdahoW 35–31[13]5,462
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time

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RosterEdit

2002 New Mexico State Aggies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 4 Eric Higgins Jr
RB 6 Keith Mouton   Fr
WR 7 H. B. Briscoe   Sr
WR 8 Chris Lumpkin Jr
QB 10 Paul Drombowski   Fr
QB 11 Buck Pierce   So
QB 13 Carl Scaffidi   So
WR 14 Preston Williams   So
QB 17 Doug Brady Sr
WR 19 P. J. Winston Sr
RB 22 Walter Taylor Sr
RB 23 Tony Bostic Jr
WR 27 Ronshay Jenkins   Jr
FB 36 Kermit Okamura   Sr
FB 38 Rambo Fiaseu   Fr
FB 44 Marcus Dixon   Jr
C 68 B. J. Van Briesen   Sr
G 72 Adam Sinclair   So
G 75 Shalimar Jackson   Sr
G 77 Justin Shopbell   So
WR 81 Chris Duncan   Jr
TE 85 Travis Samuel   Fr
TE 89 Alex Davis   Jr
TE 97 Dustin Ditmore Jr
Defense {{American football roster/Player|first=John|last=Sioui|num=54|pos=DE|class=JR}}
Pos. # Name Class
CB 3 Robert Canidate   Sr
S 9 Shukree Shabazz   Fr
S 28 Siddeeq Shabazz   Sr
S 31 Tyrone Gifford Sr
LB 34 Julmar Howard   Jr
LB 37 Richard Glover   So
LB 42 Jim Cottrell   Fr
DE 95 Lamar Hill Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 12 Dario Aguiniga Jr
P 16 Brian Copple Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Ross Els (Special Team Coordinator/Safeties)
  • Mark Mauer (Wide Receivers)
  • Steve Stanard (Defensive Coordinator/Linebacker)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster
Last update: September 2, 2014

ReferencesEdit

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