Wednesday, December 14, 2016

2016 New Mexico Bowl sees New Mexico facing UTSA.

Arizona vs. New Mexico in 2015 New Mexico Bowl. Image via USA Today. 


History will be made at the 2016 New Mexico. That's because it marks the first-ever bowl appearance of Texas-San Antonio (UTSA). Hey, everybody's got to start somewhere.



New Mexico, on the other hand, is no stranger to the New Mexico Bowl. 2016 will mark The Lobos' fourth appearance in the bowl that's played on its home field of University Stadium in Albuquerque, NM. It that doesn't qualify for a dubious achievement nomination for the 2016 bowl season, then nothing will.

The New Mexico Bowl will kick off the 2016 bowl season, which at least give you something to watch while trying to avoid any thorny political or personal discussions that might develop at whatever seasonal gathering you might find yourself attending.

Official Name:

2016 Gildan New Mexico Bowl

Match-up: 

New Mexico vs. Texas-San Antonio (UTSA)

Conference Tie-in:

Mountain West vs. Conference USA

Date: 

Dec. 17, 2016

Starting Time:

 2:00 PM ET

TV: 

ESPN

Game Site: 

University Stadium, Albuquerque, NM

Year Started: 

2006

2015 Final: 

Arizona 45 New Mexico 37

Official Site:

gildannewmexicobowl.com

The Teams


New Mexico Lobos

Head Coach: 

Bob Davie (Hired 2012)

Conference: 

Mountain West

2016 Regular Season Record: 

8-4

2016 Conference Record: 

6-2 (2nd, MWC Mountain)

Mountain West All-conference players:

Defense

Nik D'Avanzo (Defensive lineman)

Dakota Cox (Linebacker)

2015 Season Bowl:

2015 New Mexico Bowl (see above)

UTSA

Head Coach:

Frank Wilson (Hired 2016)

Conference: 

Conference USA

2016 Regular Season Record: 

6-6

2016 Conference Record:

 5-3 (2nd, C-USA West)

C-USA All-Conference Players:

Defense

Josiah Tauaefa (LB)

2015 Season Bowl:

None








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