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Last Updated Jun 08, 2022, 18:36 PM

ARIZONA BOWL HISTORY

The Arizona Bowl began in 2015 and the matchup now features schools from MAC and the Mountain West conferences, after previously having a tie-in with the Sun Belt Conference. The game takes place at Arizona Stadium from Tucson, Arizona.

The inaugural Arizona Bowl pitted a pair of Mountain West schools as Nevada held off Colorado State, 28-23.

New Mexico State thrilled its fan base with a 26-20 overtime victory over Utah State in the 2017 installment of the game, covering as 5.5-point favorites. It was the first bowl win for the Aggies since 1960.

Nevada edged Arkansas State in overtime of the 2018 edition, 16-13, marking the third 'under' in the five-game history of the Arizona Bowl.

Wyoming helped the Mountain West improve to 4-1 in the Arizona Bowl as the Cowboys cruised past Georgia State in the 2019 installment.

The 2020 version of this bowl had a huge surprise, as the Ball State Cardinals of the MAC won outright as 9.5-point underdogs against San Jose State of the MWC. The Under has cashed in three of the past four, and four of six, in this bowl game.

The 2021 installment, which was sponsored and to be streamed on Barstool Sports, was canceled. Boise State had COVID-19 issues, forcing them to pull out. Central Michigan then moved to the Sun Bowl with a vacancy, ending up with a much bigger pay day.

YearMatchupLine, TotalATS Result
2020Ball State 34 San Jose State 13San Jose State -9.5, 66Underdog, Under
2019Wyoming 38 Georgia State 17Wyoming -7.5, 49.5Favorite, Over
2018Nevada 16 Arkansas State 13 (OT)Nevada -1.5, 57.5Favorite, Under
2017New Mexico State 26 Utah State 20 (OT)Utah State -5.5, 64Underdog, Under
2016Air Force 45 South Alabama 21Air Force -14.5, 54Favorite, Over
2015Nevada 28 Colorado State 23Colorado State -4.5, 56Underdog, Under

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