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New Mexico Bowl

In the sixth year of the program's existence, UT-San Antonio's Roadrunners are bowling for the first time, matched up against the New Mexico Lobos for the 11th edition of the New Mexico Bowl. UTSA comes in having lost two of its last three games, while New Mexico has won six of its last seven.

Kickoff: Saturday, December 17 @ 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: University Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Additional Read: UTSA vs New Mexico Betting

2016 New Mexico Bowl Odds
TeamOpening Line
UTSA+7
New Mexico-7
Over/Under58.5

Odds at Bovada

Team Records
TeamConf.SUATSOU
UTSAC-USA6-66-5-15-6-1
New MexicoMountain West7-45-69-2

New Mexico Bowl Matchup

UTSA started 1-3 this season, then won four of its next five games to reach 5-4. The Roadrunners then lost their next two, although they gave Texas A&M a good game in College Station and covered as 27-point dogs. Then, needing a win in the season finale to become bowl-eligible, UTSA defeated Charlotte 33-14.

So one season after going 3-9 and making a change at head coach, the Roadrunners are in a bowl. UTSA also finished on a 4-1 ATS run and on the season is 4-2-1 ATS as an underdog.

New Mexico also overcame a slow start to this season to make a bowl. The Lobos lost three of their first five games, but then won five in a row, going 4-1 ATS in the process. New Mexico then lost at Colorado State, but finished the regular season with a 56-35 upset of MWC Mountain Division champion Wyoming.

The Lobos actually tied for first place in the Mountain Division with the Cowboys and Boise State at 6-2 in conference play, but lost out on the tiebreaker. Nonetheless, they're playing in a bowl for the second straight season. Last year, New Mexico lost the New Mexico Bowl to Arizona 45-37.

UTSA only ranked 97th in the country this season in total offense, averaging 376 total yards per game, but was a somewhat respectable 58th in total defense, allowing 400 YPG, while playing what the Sagarin ratings at USAToday.com rank as the 117th-toughest schedule.

New Mexico, meanwhile, ranked 27th in the country in total offense at 470 YPG, led the country in rushing at 361 YPG and ranked 56th in total defense at 397 YPG, while playing the 109th-toughest schedule.

New Mexico Bowl Betting Trends
  • New Mexico is 1-7 SU in its last eight games in the postseason.
  • New Mexico is 6-1 SU and 5-2 ATS in its last seven games.
  • UTSA is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games after a win.
  • The total has gone OVER in five of San Diego State's last six games.

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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 BowlUTSA-New Mexico--7  
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