When: Saturday, December 16, 4:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Where: Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, NM
Who: Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Colorado State Rams
There's going to be a point that Mike Bobo is either going to get Colorado State back to the top of the Mountain West and ultimately use that as a platform for a Power Five job, or he'll end up becoming an offensive coordinator again soon. The Rams haven't done anything wrong, per se, but at some point, more than 7-5 is expected out of this club.
This year's team has definitely put some yardage up. Dalyn Dawkins was one of the top running backs in the MWC with 1,349 yards and eight touchdowns while Michael Gallup is one of the top receivers in the nation with 94 catches, 1,350 yards and seven scores.
The Rams haven't covered a spread since October 7, going 0-6 ATS since that point. They also lost four of their last five games SU, including a bad 45-28 loss at home against Air Force.
Doc Holliday came into this season on a bit of a toasty seat for the Thundering Herd off of a 3-9 season. He was given a pass after three 10+ win seasons in a row and was given the chance to get Marshall back to a bowl game. Holliday succeeded, leading this team to a 7-5 record, but one has to wonder what could have been in so many games.
The Thundering Herd were beaten three times in the last four games of the year, and those losses were by a combined eight points.
Don't think this team can play ball? The Herd hung in there against N.C. State in Raleigh better than a lot of ACC teams did, and they whooped up on Cincinnati by 17 points at Nippert Stadium in September.
Opening Line: Colorado State -5.5
Preview: The Marshall Thundering Herd have had a rich history in bowl games. They've rarely played against the big boys, but they won't have to this year either in the New Mexico Bowl against the Colorado State Rams. 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.
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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|
|BOWL||DATE||TIME / TV||LOCATION||MATCHUP|
|CELEBRATION BOWL||Dec. 16, 2017||12 p.m. ET on ABC||Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia||North Carolina A&T vs Grambling State|
|NEW ORLEANS BOWL||Dec. 16, 2017||1 p.m. ET on ESPN||Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana||Troy vs North Texas|
|CURE BOWL||Dec. 16, 2017||2:30 p.m. ET on CBS||Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida||Georgia State vs Western Kentucky|
|LAS VEGAS BOWL||Dec. 16, 2017||3:30 p.m. ET on ABC||Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada||Oregon vs No. 25 Boise State|
|NEW MEXICO BOWL||Dec. 16, 2017||4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, NM||Marshall vs Colorado State|
|CAMELLIA BOWL||Dec. 16, 2017||8 p.m. ET on ESPN||Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama||Middle Tennessee vs Arkansas State|
|BOCA RATON BOWL||Dec. 19, 2017||7 p.m. ET on ESPN||FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida||Akron vs Florida Atlantic|
|FRISCO BOWL||Dec. 20, 2017||8 p.m. ET on ESPN||Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas||SMU vs Louisiana Tech|
|GASPARILLA BOWL||Dec. 21, 2017||8 p.m. ET on ESPN||Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida||Temple vs Florida International|
|BAHAMAS BOWL||Dec. 22, 2017||12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas||UAB vs Ohio|
|FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL||Dec. 22, 2017||4 p.m. ET on ESPN||Lyle Smith Field at Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho||Wyoming vs Central Michigan|
|BIRMINGHAM BOWL||Dec. 23, 2017||12 p.m. ET on ESPN||Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama||Texas Tech vs South Florida|
|ARMED FORCES BOWL||Dec. 23, 2017||3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas||Army vs San Diego State|
|DOLLAR GENERAL BOWL||Dec. 23, 2017||7 p.m. ET on ESPN||Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama||Appalachian State vs Toledo|
|HAWAI'I BOWL||Dec. 24, 2017||8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawai'i||Fresno State vs Houston|
|HEART OF DALLAS BOWL||Dec. 26, 2017||1:20 p.m. ET on ESPN||Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas||Utah vs West Virginia|
|QUICK LANE BOWL||Dec. 26, 2017||5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN||Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan||Duke vs Northern Illinois|
|CACTUS BOWL||Dec. 26, 2017||10 p.m. ET on ESPN||Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona||Kansas State vs UCLA|
|INDEPENDENCE BOWL||Dec. 27, 2017||1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana||Florida State vs Southern Miss|
|PINSTRIPE BOWL||Dec. 27, 2017||5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN||Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York||Boston College vs Iowa|
|FOSTER FARMS BOWL||Dec. 27, 2017||8:30 p.m. ET on FOX||Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California||Arizona vs Purdue|
|TEXAS BOWL||Dec. 27, 2017||9 p.m. ET on ESPN||NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas||Texas vs Missouri|
|MILITARY BOWL||Dec. 28, 2017||1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland||Virginia vs Navy|
|CAMPING WORLD BOWL||Dec. 28, 2017||5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN||Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida||Oklahoma State vs Virginia Tech|
|ALAMO BOWL||Dec. 28, 2017||9 p.m. ET on ESPN||Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas||Stanford vs TCU|
|HOLIDAY BOWL||Dec. 28, 2017||9 p.m. ET on FOX||Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California||Michigan State vs Washington State|
|BELK BOWL||Dec. 29, 2017||1 p.m. ET on ESPN||Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina||Wake Forest vs Texas A&M|
|SUN BOWL||Dec. 29, 2017||2 p.m. ET on CBS||Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas||NC State vs Arizona State|
|MUSIC CITY BOWL||Dec. 29, 2017||4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee||Kentucky vs Northwestern|
|ARIZONA BOWL||Dec. 29, 2017||5:30 p.m. ET on CBS||Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona||Utah State vs New Mexico State|
|COTTON BOWL CLASSIC||Dec. 29, 2017||8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas||USC vs Ohio State|
|TAXSLAYER BOWL||Dec. 30, 2017||12 p.m. ET||EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida||Louisville vs Mississippi State|
|LIBERTY BOWL||Dec. 30, 2017||12:30 p.m. ET on ABC||Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee||Iowa State vs Memphis|
|FIESTA BOWL||Dec. 30, 2017||4 p.m. ET on ESPN||University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona||Washington vs Penn State|
|ORANGE BOWL||Dec. 30, 2017||8 p.m. ET on ESPN||Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida||Wisconsin vs Miami|
|OUTBACK BOWL||Jan. 1, 2018||12 p.m. ET on ESPN2||Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida||Michigan vs South Carolina|
|PEACH BOWL||Jan. 1, 2018||12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia||Auburn vs UCF|
|CITRUS BOWL||Jan. 1, 2018||1 p.m. ET on ABC||Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida||Notre Dame vs LSU|
|ROSE BOWL (CFP SEMIFINAL)||Jan. 1, 2018||5 p.m. ET on ESPN||Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California||No. 2 Oklahoma vs No. 3 Georgia|
|SUGAR BOWL (CFP SEMIFINAL)||Jan. 1, 2018||8:45 p.m. ET on ESPN||Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana||No. 1 Clemson vs No. 4 Alabama|
|NCAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP||Jan. 8, 2018||8 p.m. ET on ESPN||Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia||TBD vs TBD|
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