Last Updated Jun 09, 2022, 04:22 PM
NEW MEXICO BOWL HISTORY
The New Mexico bowl began in 2006 and the matchup currently features schools from the Mountain West and Conference USA. The game takes place at University Stadium from Albuquerque, New Mexico.
In its 12-year existence, bettors have watched the underdogs go 9-3 against the spread in this bowl and that includes six outright victories. The owner of the biggest upset was Wyoming, who defeated Fresno State 35-28 as a 10 ½-point underdog in 2006. This bowl has watched the ‘over’ cash in eight of the past 10 years.
The 2013 installment is still talked about as the craziest New Mexico bowl ending as Colorado State pulled off an improbable comeback and captured a 48-45 win over Washington State. The Rams trailed by 15 with less than five minutes left in the game before closing with 18 unanswered points. Colorado State was unable to duplicate that success in 2017, dropping a 31-28 decision to Marshall.
The Mountain West came through with a pair of blowouts in 2018 and 2019 as Utah State destroyed North Texas in '18 and San Diego State rolled past Central Michigan in '19. Both the Aggies and Aztecs were favored in those games, marking the first time in New Mexico Bowl history that the chalk covered in back-to-back seasons.
Hawaii carried the banner for the Mountain West with a 28-14 victory over Houston, giving the conference three straight victories in the bowl. The win as 7-point underdogs snapped a two-game streak by favorites.
Fresno State posted a win for the Mountain West for the fourth consecutive season in the New Mexico Bowl, but UTEP of Conference USA ended up grabbing the cover in a 31-24 loss as 13-point underdogs. The total officially ended up 'over' at most shops, with a close of 54.5.
|Year||Matchup||Spread, Totals||ATS Result|
|2019||San Diego State 48 Central Michigan 11||San Diego State -3 ½, 41||Favorite-Over|
|2018||Utah State 52 North Texas 13||Utah State -7, 67 ½||Favorite-Under|
|2017||Marshall 31 Colorado State 28||Colorado State -3, 58 ½||Underdog-Over|
|2016||New Mexico 23 UT-San Antonio 20||New Mexico -10, 54||Underdog-Under|
|2015||Arizona 45 New Mexico 37||Arizona -8 ½, 65||Underdog-Over|
|2014||Utah State 21 Nevada 6||Utah State -10, 45 ½||Favorite-Under|
|2013||Colorado State 48 Washington State 45||Colorado State -4, 64 ½||Underdog-Over|
|2012||Arizona 49 Nevada 48||Arizona -9, 80||Underdog-Over|
|2011||Temple 37 Wyoming 15||Temple -7, 51||Favorite-Over|
|2010||BYU 52 UTEP 24||UTEP -2, 52||Underdog-Over|
|2009||Wyoming 35 Fresno State 28 (2OT)||Fresno State -10 ½, 54 ½||Underdog-Over|
|2008||Colorado State 40 Fresno State 35||Fresno State -2 ½, 61||Underdog-Over|
|2007||New Mexico 23 Nevada 0||New Mexico -2 ½, 57||Favorite-Under|
|2006||San Jose State 20 New Mexico 12||New Mexico -3 ½, 48 ½||Underdog-Under|