News:Travaughn Colwell stepped in for a struggling Andrew Manley against SJSU on Saturday, going 5-for-11 for 54 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed 10 times for 16 yards.
Analysis:Travaughn Colwell outplayed Manley in this game, and this is a lost season for NMSU, so don't be surprised if Colwell is starting next week.
News:Travaughn Colwell went 1-for-1 passing for 12 yards and rushed five times for 31 yards Saturday against Utah State.
Analysis: Unless the Aggies decide to move on from Andrew Manley, Travaughn Colwell isn't going to have any value.
News: New Mexico State quarterback Matt Christian (hip) missed Saturday's blowout loss to Louisiana Tech Saturday. Travaughn Colwell got the start and failed to lead the Aggies to a score as the Bulldogs defense pitched a shutout.
Analysis: Christian's status for Saturday's game against Utah State is up in the air.
News: As noted earlier, New Mexico State quarterback Matt Christian left last week's game against Georgia after taking a blow to the head. Christian's status for this week's game against Fresno State remains uncertain and there have been no updates on his health.
Analysis: This is a sticky situation. Christian may have been held out last week to save him for conference play, but unless we hear from the coaching staff, he's a risky start. Which is too bad because Fresno State gives up 36 points per game. Travaughn Colwell will get the start if Christian is unable to go.
News: New Mexico State quarterback Matt Christian was knocked out of the game against Georgia after a head-on collision during an interception return. Christian is questionable and will be evaluated further in the week.
Analysis:Travaughn Colwell filled in admirably in Christian's absence. We'll await further word before recommending any quarterback for Saturday's game against Fresno State.