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Last Updated Jun 09, 2022, 04:22 PM


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.

YearMatchupSpread, TotalsATS Result
2019San Diego State 48 Central Michigan 11San Diego State -3 ½, 41Favorite-Over
2018Utah State 52 North Texas 13Utah State -7, 67 ½Favorite-Under
2017Marshall 31 Colorado State 28Colorado State -3, 58 ½Underdog-Over
2016New Mexico 23 UT-San Antonio 20New Mexico -10, 54Underdog-Under
2015Arizona 45 New Mexico 37Arizona -8 ½, 65Underdog-Over
2014Utah State 21 Nevada 6Utah State -10, 45 ½Favorite-Under
2013Colorado State 48 Washington State 45Colorado State -4, 64 ½Underdog-Over
2012Arizona 49 Nevada 48Arizona -9, 80Underdog-Over
2011Temple 37 Wyoming 15Temple -7, 51Favorite-Over
2010BYU 52 UTEP 24UTEP -2, 52Underdog-Over
2009Wyoming 35 Fresno State 28 (2OT)Fresno State -10 ½, 54 ½Underdog-Over
2008Colorado State 40 Fresno State 35Fresno State -2 ½, 61Underdog-Over
2007New Mexico 23 Nevada 0New Mexico -2 ½, 57Favorite-Under
2006San Jose State 20 New Mexico 12New Mexico -3 ½, 48 ½Underdog-Under