New Mexico Bowl

New Mexico Bowl
New Mexico Bowl
Gildan New Mexico Bowl
New Mexico Bowl logo starting 2011.jpg
The new logo for the Gildan New Mexico Bowl.
Stadium University Stadium
Location Albuquerque, New Mexico
Operated 2006–present
Conference tie-ins MWC, WAC (ended in 2010)
Pac-12 (2011–2012)
Payout US$750,000 As of 2006
Gildan (2011-)
2010 matchup
BYU vs. UTEP (BYU 52-24)
2011 matchup
Mountain West Conference vs. Pacific-12 Conference (December 17, 2011)

The New Mexico Bowl is a NCAA sanctioned post-season bowl game that has been played at University Stadium on the campus of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico since 2006. It is now officially known as the Gildan New Mexico Bowl; Gildan, the manufacturer of activewear, became the bowl's first sponsor in 2011. It is typically the first game of the bowl season played on the Saturday before Christmas. The game is currently between teams representing the Mountain West Conference and the Pacific-12 Conference[1] and is televised on ESPN, whose ESPN Regional Television division (also known as ESPN Plus) supervises the bowl activities as one of the six bowl games they run. The game is the only annually nationally televised sporting event in the state of New Mexico. The 2006 contest was the first bowl game played in New Mexico, pitting the MWC's New Mexico Lobos and the WAC's San Jose State Spartans, a game which the Spartans won 20-12. The current champions of the New Mexico Bowl are the BYU Cougars who beat UTEP 52-24 in the 2010 game.

The game 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.[2]

The New Mexico Bowl stays active in the offseason among the nation and the local community. The bowl co-sponsors the Presbyterian Ear Institutes' Run To Break The Silence, a 5K, 10K and 20K fun run at Sandia Resort and Casino. They also team with NCAA Football to put on a free clinic for area youth coached by both New Mexico and New Mexico State coaches.[3]

The 2010 New Mexico Bowl included UTEP from Conference USA, the first time a team from outside the WAC or MWC had played in the game. On November 10, 2010, it was announced that the Pac-12 Conference would provide a team for the 2012 and 2013 New Mexico Bowls, who will face an opponent from the Mountain West Conference.[4]


Game results

Date Winning Team Losing Team Notes
December 23, 2006 San Jose State 20 New Mexico 12 notes
December 22, 2007 New Mexico 23 Nevada 0 notes
December 20, 2008 Colorado State 40 Fresno State 35 notes
December 19, 2009 Wyoming 35 Fresno State 28 (2OT) notes
December 18, 2010 BYU 52 UTEP 24 notes


Year Offensive MVP Defensive MVP
Player Team Pos. Player Team Pos.
2006 James Jones San José State WR Matt Castelo San José State LB
2007 Donovan Porterie New Mexico QB Brett Madsen New Mexico LB
2008 Gartrell Johnson Colorado State RB Tommie Hill Colorado State DE
2009 Austyn Carta-Samuels Wyoming QB Mitch Unrein Wyoming DE
2010 Jake Heaps BYU QB Andrew Rich BYU FS

Most appearances

Rank Team Appearances Record
T1 New Mexico 2 1–1
T1 Fresno State 2 0–2
T2 BYU 1 1–0
T2 Colorado State 1 1–0
T2 San Jose State 1 1–0
T2 Wyoming 1 1–0
T2 Nevada 1 0–1
T2 UTEP 1 0–1

Wins by conference

Conference Wins Losses Pct.
Mountain West 4 1 .800
Western Athletic 1 3 .250
Conference USA 0 1 .000

Game records

Team Performance vs. Opponent Year
Most points scored 52, BYU vs. UTEP 2010
Fewest points allowed 0, New Mexico vs. Nevada 2007
Margin of victory 28, BYU vs. UTEP 2010
First downs 28, BYU vs. UTEP 2010
Rushing yards 362, Colorado State vs. Fresno State 2008
Passing yards 354, New Mexico vs. Fresno State 2007
Total yards 619, Colorado State vs. Fresno State 2008
Individual Player, Team Year
Points scored 18, Cody Hoffman, BYU 2010
Passing touchdowns 4, Jake Heaps, BYU 2010
Rushing yards 285, Gartrell Johnson, Colorado State 2008
Passing yards 354, Donovan Porterie, New Mexico 2007
Receiving Yards 137, Cody Hoffman, BYU 2010

Television coverage

  • New Mexico Bowl broadcasters

Former logos


External links

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

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