Thanks to weather patterns on the American Gulf coast, New Mexico State has yet to play a game in 2008 and that makes getting a read on this year's Aggies particularly tough. You can almost throw out their defensive statistics--bad as they were they still ranked higher than Nebraska--as NMSU has a new defensive coordinator this year and the much discussed, quirky 3-3-5 defense. Who knows how that will look in game one.
Offensively, you're able to get a better picture. Three-year starter Chase Holbrook is back at QB and the Aggies also return four of their top five receivers from 2007, a unit that Phil Steele dubbed the best in the WAC. You don't need game film to know that Hal Mumme likes to throw the ball a bit.
So how does Nebraska approach the enigmatic Aggies? Here's my best guess.
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