|New Mexico Bowl |
Gildan New Mexico Bowl|
C-USA vs MWC|
|Previous conference tie-ins||
Best Remaining vs Best Remaining (2016-2017)|
PAC-12 vs MWC (2018)
The New Mexico Bowl is a postseason college football bowl game that has been played annually since 2016 at University Stadium on the campus of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Since it's founding, the New Mexico Bowl has featured two at-large teams.
The 2016 contest was the first bowl game played in New Mexico, seeing the Stanford Cardinal defeat the Cincinnati Bearcats by a score of 14-7. The following year, 2017, saw the Navy Midshipmen defeat the Miami Hurricanes 23-7.
The New Mexico Bowl trophy is a 20-inch piece of Zia Pueblo pottery, painted with Pueblo symbols, the New Mexico Bowl logo, football players, and the logos of the competing teams. The Zia symbol, a Zia Pueblo symbol that is used in the state flag, is incorporated into the bowl game logo. The most valuable player trophies are crafted from traditional leather shields.
Appearances by Team