Venue: Gildan New Mexico Bowl
When: Sat., Dec. 17 - 2:00pm ET - ESPN
Where: University Stadium (37,457 capacity) – Albuquerque, New Mexico
Who: New Mexico Vs. UTSA
The New Mexico Bowl marks the official kickoff of the 2016 bowl season, and for the second straight year, the New Mexico Lobos are going to be playing a de facto home game. Whereas last year though, they were playing against a legit Power 5 team in Arizona, the UTSA Roadrunners are the ones coming to Albuquerque this season, and there's no doubt that this is a far easier matchup, one which coach Bob Davie has to believe he can lead his team to win in front of a hometown crowd.
Still, it's not easy for the Lobos. It's one thing to play against a team who has had just four or five days to prepare for the triple option. It's another thing to do so against a team who has had three weeks to prepare. The good news for New Mexico is that this game is relatively early in the bowl proceedings, but it's worth remembering that the Roadrunners have never played in a bowl game before, and they might be a little too dumb to realize that they're not supposed to contend in this game.
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Opening Line: New Mexico -7
Preview: The Gilden New Mexico Bowl is the kick starter to the 2016-17 bowl season, and very appropriately, it's hosting the team that plays on its field on a regular basis. There's no doubt that the New Mexico Lobos will have a home field advantage here playing in their own backyard, but there are plenty of reasons not to count out the UTSA Roadrunners in their very first bowl game in their history. Continue...
The Gildan New Mexico Bowl will once again be played on the first day of the college football’s bowl season
The College bowl betting action will kickoff Saturday, Dec. 17, 2:00 p.m. ET, on ESPN and will once again feature a team from the Mountain West Conference against a team from the Conference USA.
The New Mexico Bowl keeps sports betting fans with a high degree of anticipation, waiting on this years NCAA Bowl odds. Since the first edition of the New Mexico Bowl there has been a growing field of New Mexico Bowl betting enthusiasts.
Especially in the state of New Mexico which not only lends its name to the competition, but the University of New Mexico has also played in both of the previous New Mexico Bowl games.
The game will be played at University Stadium on the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque and will join ESPN's extensive bowl lineup.
Since then the New Mexico Bowl betting action has been nothing short of great. New Mexico Bowl is all about the fundamentals of what college football bowl betting should be.
And best of all, since the New Mexico Bowl Odds are generally not the most popular on the board there is no reason to fear the influence of college bettors money on the New Mexico Bowl Game.
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One of the first things to look for when examining the college football bowl odds is the current form of the teams. Some teams are coming into the bowl game playing very well, while others are coming in flat or disappointed.
Motivation is a big key factor when it comes to looking at college football bowl betting lines, we also have to look at other things.
Schedule strength, turnovers, recent form, and overall team power ratings are things to consider as the bowl games begin. You also want to take the individual game odds into consideration.
After years of planning, the New Mexico Bowl finally came to fruition in 2006, making it the first Division I bowl game in New Mexico.
Sports betting fans watched the MWC's New Mexico Lobos take on the WAC's San Jose State Spartans.
The Spartans won that game 20-12.
Upon defeating the opponent the winner is handed a 20-inch piece of Zia Pueblo pottery, painted with Pueblo symbols, the New Mexico Bowl logo, and football players. Zia Pueblo is an Indian tribe from New Mexico.
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 and although it is an odd trophy, teams hoist it in pride.
|Date Played||Winning Team||Losing Team|
|December 23, 2006||San Jose State||20||New Mexico||12|
|December 22, 2007||New Mexico||23||Nevada||0|
|December 20, 2008||Colorado State||40||Fresno State||35|
|December 19, 2009||Wyoming||35||Fresno State||28|
|December 18, 2010||BYU||52||UTEP||24|
|December 17, 2011||Temple||37||Wyoming||15|
|December 15, 2012||Arizona||49||Nevada||48|
|December 21, 2013||Colorado State||48||Washington State||45|
|December 20, 2014||Utah State||21||UTEP||6|
*Note: All times Eastern
|New Mexico Bowl||Dec. 17||2 p.m.||Albuquerque, N.M.||New Mexico vs. UTSA|
|Las Vegas Bowl||Dec. 17||3:30 p.m.||Las Vegas, Nev.||Houston vs. San Diego St.|
|Camellia Bowl||Dec. 17||5:30 p.m.||Montgomery, Ala.||Appalachian St. vs. Toledo|
|Cure||Dec. 17||5:30 p.m.||Orlando, Fla.||Arkansas St. vs. UCF|
|New Orleans Bowl||Dec. 17||9 p.m.||New Orleans, La.||Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Southern Mississippi|
|Miami Beach Bowl||Dec. 19||2:30 p.m.||Miami, Fla.||Central Michigan vs. Tulsa|
|Boca Raton Bowl||Dec. 20||7 p.m.||Boca Raton, Fla.||West. Kentucky vs. Memphis|
|Poinsettia Bowl||Dec. 21||9 p.m.||San Diego, Calif.||BYU vs. Wyoming|
|Potato Bowl||Dec. 22||7 p.m.||Boise, Idaho||Colorado St. vs. Idaho|
|Bahamas Bowl||Dec. 23||1 p.m.||Nassau, Bahamas||Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion|
|Armed Forces Bowl||Dec. 23||4:30 p.m.||Fort Worth, Tex.||Louisiana Tech vs. Navy|
|Dollar General||Dec. 23||8 p.m.||Mobile, Ala.||Ohio vs. Troy|
|Hawaii Bowl||Dec. 24||8 p.m.||Honolulu, Hawaii||Hawaii vs. Middle Tennessee|
|St. Petersburg Bowl||Dec. 26||11 a.m.||St. Petersburg, Fla.||Miami (OH) vs. Mississippi St.|
|Quick Lane Bowl||Dec. 26||2:30 p.m.||Detroit, Mich.||Boston College vs. Maryland|
|Independence Bowl||Dec. 26||5 p.m.||Shreveport, La.||NC State vs. Vanderbilt|
|Heart of Dallas Bowl||Dec. 27||Noon||Dallas, Texas||Army vs. North Texas|
|Military Bowl||Dec. 27||3:30 p.m.||Annapolis, Md.||Temple vs. Wake Forest|
|Holiday Bowl||Dec. 27||7 p.m.||San Diego, Calif.||Minnesota vs. Wash. St.|
|Cactus Bowl||Dec. 27||10:15 p.m.||Phoenix, Ariz.||Baylor vs. Boise State|
|Pinstripe Bowl||Dec. 28||2 p.m.||New York, NY||Northwestern vs. Pittsburgh|
|Russell Athletic Bowl||Dec. 28||5:30 p.m.||Orlando, Fla.||Miami (Fla.) vs. West Virginia|
|Foster Farms Bowl||Dec. 28||8:30 p.m.||Santa Clara, Calif.||Indiana vs. Utah|
|Texas||Dec. 28||9 p.m.||Houston, Texas||Kansas St. vs. Texas A&M|
|Birmingham Bowl||Dec. 29||2 p.m.||Birmingham, Ala.||South Carolina vs. South Fla.|
|Belk Bowl||Dec. 29||5:30 p.m.||Charlotte, N.C.||Arkansas vs. Virginia Tech|
|Alamo Bowl||Dec. 29||9 p.m.||San Antonio, Texas||Colorado vs. Oklahoma St.|
|Arizona||Dec. 30||5:30 p.m.||Tucson, Ariz.||Air Force vs. South Alabama|
|Liberty Bowl||Dec. 30||Noon||Memphis, Tenn.||Georgia vs. TCU|
|Sun Bowl||Dec. 30||2 p.m.||El Paso, Texas||North Carolina vs. Stanford|
|Music City Bowl||Dec. 30||3:30 p.m.||Nashville, Tenn.||Nebraska vs. Tennessee|
|Orange Bowl||Dec. 30||8 p.m.||Miami Gardens, Fla.||Florida State vs. Michigan|
|Peach Bowl College Football Playoff Semifinal||Dec. 31||3 p.m.||Atlanta, Ga.||Alabama vs. Washington|
|Fiesta Bowl College Football Playoff Semifinal||Dec. 31||7 p.m.||Glendale, Ariz.||Clemson vs. Ohio State|
|TaxSlayer Bowl||Dec. 31||11 a.m.||Jacksonville, Fla.||Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky|
|Citrus Bowl||Dec. 31||11 a.m.||Orlando, Fla.||Louisville vs. LSU|
|Outback Bowl||Jan. 2||1 p.m.||Tampa, Fla.||Florida vs. Iowa|
|Cotton Bowl||Jan. 2||1 p.m.||Arlington, Texas||Western Mich. vs. Wisconsin|
|Rose Bowl||Jan. 2||5 p.m.||Pasadena, Calif.||Penn State vs. USC|
|Sugar Bowl||Jan. 2||8:30 p.m.||New Orleans, La.||Auburn vs. Oklahoma|
|CFP National Championship||Jan. 9||TBD||Tampa, Fla.||Peach Winner vs. Fiesta Winner|
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