New Mexico State receiver Adam Shapiro struggled to shed a leaping tackle by New Mexico's Tre'von Roy during the second quarter Saturday Sept. 20, 2014 in Las Cruces, N.M. (AP Photo/Victor Calzada)

The basics

Kickoff: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Tiger Stadium

TV: SEC Network

Radio: WDGL-FM, 98.1, in Baton Rouge; WWL-AM, 870, and WWL-FM, 105.3, in New Orleans; KLWB-FM, 103.7, in Acadiana

Series: LSU leads 1-0

Last meeting: LSU 63, New Mexico State 7 (1996)

The opponent: New Mexico State

Record: 2-2 (1-0 Sun Belt)

Best win: Defeated Georgia State 34-31 on Sept. 6 in its return to the Sun Belt after a nine-year hiatus.

Worst loss: Lost to UTEP 42-24 on Sept. 13

Offensive leaders: QB Tyler Rogers(97-of-158, 61.4 percent, 1,056 yards, 9 TDs, 6 INTs), WR Teldrick Morgan (31 catches, 464 yards, 15.0 average, 4 TDs)

Defensive leaders: LB Rodney Butler (47 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, 1 INT), DE Jay Eakins (27 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 1 fumble recovery).

Rumblings: The Aggies were 2-10 in 2013 but won two in a row to start 2014. They reverted to their old ways the past two weeks, however, including a 38-35 loss to rival New Mexico on Saturday after taking a 28-24 lead into the final quarter.

The offense — What you don’t want to hear

Behind quarterback Tyler Rogers, the Aggies are averaging 425.8 total yards and 30.2 points in their 2-2 start.

The offense — What you do want to hear

New Mexico State has turned the ball over 10 times, and opponents have converted those miscues into 86 of the 121 points the Aggies have allowed.

The defense — What you don’t want to hear

While they’ve allowed 121 points in four games, only 10 have come in the third quarter.

The defense — What you do want to hear

Aggies opponents have averaged 299.2 rushing yards and a whopping 6.0 yards per carry. New Mexico State also has given up 12 rushing TDs.