New Mexico State has announced the postponement of its football season because of COVID-19 concerns and state restrictions.
The Aggies are the third independent FBS program to decide not to play in the fall, joining Connecticut and Massachusetts. They are the 53rd major college football program overall to opt not to play.
In making the decision, New Mexico State noted it had four games left on its schedule, plus the state of New Mexico has a 14-day quarantine for those traveling into and out of the state.
New Mexico State says it will explore playing football in the spring.
''Rival New Mexico has postponed its season as part of the Mountain West's decision to attempt to play in the spring.
New Mexico State competes in the Western Athletic Conference for other sports, and that conference also announced it would not have fall sports this year.
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