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New Mexico Bowl

The New Mexico Bowl has been played at Dreamstyle Stadium, the on-campus home of the New Mexico Lobos in Albuquerque, New Mexico, since its inception in 2006. The Lobos have more appearances in this game than any other team with four, compiling a 2-2 SU and ATS record in those four games.

The Mountain West Conference has had a tie-in to this bowl since it began. The Conference USA signed a six-year deal that started in 2014 to send a regional team to this bowl game. The New Mexico Bowl originally had a bowl tie-in with the WAC from 2006 to 2010, and then a brief one with the Pac-12 in 2012 and 2013.

The team representing the Mountain West went 7-4 SU and 8-3 ATS through the first 11 games of this young bowl’s history. Seven of those 11 games were decided by eight points or less. From 2013 to 2016, the New Mexico Bowl produced at least 80 points of total offense three out of four times.

The 2012 New Mexico Bowl raised the bar on offense as the Arizona Wildcats and New Mexico combined for 97 total points in a 49-48 Wildcats win. The game still holds New Mexico Bowl records for combined points scored, first downs, rushing yards and total yards. Not to be outdone, the Washington State Cougars and Colorado State Rams put on an encore in 2013 in a thrilling shootout that ended with a 48-45 Colorado State win.

This year’s New Mexico Bowl pairs the Marshall Thundering Herd and the Colorado State Rams who both finished the regular season at 7-5 SU. Marshall was a good team to back this season as they went 8-4 ATS, but they come into this game on a 1-4 SU skid. For more on the New Mexico Bowl, check out our Marshall vs Colorado State betting preview.

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New Mexico Bowl History
YearBowlTeamScoreTeamScoreSpreadATS WinnerSU Winner
2006New Mexico BowlSan Jose State20New Mexico12-3SJ.STSJ.ST
2007New Mexico BowlNevada0New Mexico23-2NEWMEXNEWMEX
2008New Mexico BowlFresno State35Colorado State40+2COLOSTCOLOST
2009New Mexico BowlWyoming35Fresno State28-10.5WYOMWYOM
2010New Mexico BowlTexas El Paso24BYU52-10.5BYUBYU
2011New Mexico BowlTemple37Wyoming15+7TEMPLETEMPLE
2012New Mexico BowlArizona49Nevada48+8NEVADAARIZONA
2013New Mexico BowlColorado State48Washington State45-4.5CSUCSU
2014New Mexico BowlUTEP6Utah State21-10UTAHSTUTAHST
2015New Mexico BowlArizona45New Mexico37+12NEWMEXARIZONA
2016New Mexico BowlUTSA20New Mexico23-9.5UTSANEWMEX
2017New Mexico BowlMarshall-Colorado State-   

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