It is a whole different world out there but here is some food for thought:
Some fans will try to discredit TSU by downgrading New Mexico State. NMSU was favored by 6 points and were expected to cover the line by most services. The juniors on this team have beaten Alcorn State, Liberty, UTEP three consecutive years, Texas State, New Mexico, Ga. Southern, Idaho, South Alabama, etc. They went to a bowl game three years ago and beat Idaho State. They are no means a power, but they are in the South Alabama, Texas State, ULM, Ga. State level of the Sun Belt
Big congrats to Tarleton — any FBS win is a good win — but NM State is not on the same level of any Sun Belt team not named ULM. Maybe in past years but not the team they ran out there yesterday. I know they lost several guys to the transfer portal, on the D-line specifically, and won't be able to replace them until signees are eligible in the fall. Again, Tarleton played well — this has nothing to do with them and not trying to diminish what they accomplished; but let's not make NM State out to be something they're not.