New Mexico State hosts Troy in homecoming game

Sophomore Andrew Allen threw for three touchdowns last week in just his second start at quarterback.

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. — New Mexico State returns home following three weeks on the road to host Troy on Saturday. The game can be seen live on FOX Sports Arizona (5 p.m. in Arizona, 6 p.m. in New Mexico).

The Aggies (0-6, 0-2 Sun Belt) will be outfitted in their Tough Enough to Wear Pink jerseys for the Homecoming game. They are coming off a 56-26 loss to reigning Sun Belt Conference champion Georgia Southern.

"The positive I took was the way Andrew Allen played," said Martin. "Three touchdowns and only one interception. I thought he played exceptionally well. He made really good decisions. He had that one busted read on that interception, but he made plays for us and proved he can get us in the end zone. We have excitement coming with him."

Troy is 1-5 overall and 0-2 in Sun Belt play after suffering a 19-16 loss last week to Idaho. Troy defeated the Aggies 41-24 last season.