Lobos To Host Nevada Wolf Pack In New Mexico Bowl II

UNM boasts a 5-1 record at home this season.

Dec. 3, 2007

The University of New Mexico has accepted an invitation to participate in the inaugural New Mexico Bowl against Western Athletic Conference representative Nevada. The game will be played Saturday, Dec. 22, at 2:30 p.m. at University Stadium in Albuquerque and be broadcast live by ESPN as the only game in its time slot.

New Mexico (8-4) is making its fifth bowl appearance in the past six seasons under head coach Rocky Long. It's the 11th bowl game overall for UNM since 1939. The Lobos have been bowl eligible for seven straight seasons, the only school in the Mountain West Conference that can make that claim.

UNM is 2-7-1 in 10 previous bowls, and it has lost five straight. The last win was in 1961, a 28-12 decision over Western Michigan in the one-time-only Aviation Bowl in Dayton, Ohio.

New Mexico and Nevada will meet for the first time since 1942 and just the third time in the schools' history. The Lobos defeated the Wolf Pack 23-7 in their first meeting in 1941 at old Zimmerman Field on the UNM campus. The two teams played to a scoreless draw the following season in Reno.

Tickets for the New Mexico Bowl are $30. They are $15 for UNM students. Tickets are available online at newmexicombowl.com and unmtickets.com, by calling (505) 925-5858 and at the UNM ticket office at The Pit.



Rodney Ferguson had 180 yards from scrimmage (102 rushing/78 receiving) in the 2006 New Mexico Bowl.