Utah State to play in Arizona Bowl versus New Mexico State

New Mexico State likely headed to bowl game for first time since 1960

Aggies are bowl bound

As for Utah State, it played in five-straight bowl games from 2011-15 and won three-straight bowls from 2012-14, both of which are school records.

The Colorado State football team will play Marshall in the New Mexico Bowl on December 16.

It was 57 years in the making, as the New Mexico State Football team is now bowl eligible after defeating South Alabama in their regular season finale 22-17. They finish their season at 6-6 after the win on Saturday. All-time, USU is 4-7 in its 11 bowl games and this marks the first repeat opponent for Utah State in a bowl game.

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The Aggie are thought to be prime candidates for the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl, which is December 29 in Tucson.

CSU is 1-3 over its last four games after a 4-0 start to conference play. The 2 they wanted did end up in the bowl, with NMSU and USU. Lower-tier bowl games are typically costly enterprises for schools and New Mexico State isn't in a position to absorb a financial hit. "Our staff has great respect for New Mexico State head coach Doug Martin and the entire team with the success they had this season", added Wells.

"If you stick us too far back east, then it becomes a financial issue with our fans and if you're obligated to buy X number of tickets and we can't sell them to our fans, then it becomes a costly enterprise", New Mexico State chancellor Garrey Carruthers told the station.
Utah State last played in a bowl game in 2015.

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