UTSA to make history at inaugural bowl game in New Mexico
(Dec. 4, 2016) -- UTSA is going bowling – in New Mexico.
UTSA Football made history when the Gildan New Mexico Bowl announced that the Roadrunners will play against the New Mexico Lobos at noon (MT) on Saturday, Dec. 17, at University Stadium.
View ticket information for the Gildan New Mexico Bowl.
UTSA, in just its sixth season of play, matched the NCAA record for the fastest program to reach a bowl game with today's announcement, equaling South Alabama (2014) and Georgia State (2015), who both earned bowl invitations in their sixth campaign.
Led by first-year head coach Frank Wilson, the UTSA Roadrunners finished the regular season with a 6-6 record and became bowl eligible for the first time in program history with their 33-14 victory against Charlotte on Nov. 26.
"The Gildan New Mexico Bowl is proud to host the Roadrunners and UTSA fans for their first ever bowl game," said Jeff Siembieda, Gildan New Mexico Bowl executive director. "There is a genuine, special excitement around this program and there should be. UTSA is a good, fun football team and we look forward to having them in Albuquerque."
The 2016 Gildan New Mexico Bowl will mark the third all-time meeting between the Roadrunners and the Lobos, as they split a home-and-home series back in 2013-2014 with each squad winning on the other's home field. The Roadrunners opened the 2013 campaign on Aug. 31 with a 21-13 victory against the Lobos in Albuquerque and New Mexico followed that up with a 21-9 triumph on Oct. 4, 2014, at the Alamodome.
Now in its 11th year, the Gildan New Mexico Bowl traditionally has been the first bowl game of the season.
Gildan New Mexico Bowl Quick Facts
Title Sponsor: Gildan (2011-present)
Location: Albuquerque, N.M.
Stadium (Capacity): University Stadium (39,224)
Game Time: Noon (MT) — First bowl game of the season
Conference Affiliations: Conference USA vs. Mountain West Conference
Former Names: New Mexico Bowl (2006-10)
Previous Conference Affiliations: Western Athletic Conference (2006-10); Pac-12 (2012-13)
Dec. 19, 2015: Arizona def. New Mexico, 45-37
Dec. 20, 2014: Utah State def. UTEP, 21-6
Dec. 19, 2015: Arizona def. New Mexico, 45-37
Dec. 21, 2013: Colorado State def. Washington State, 48-45
Dec. 15, 2012: Arizona def. Nevada, 49-48
Dec. 17, 2011: Temple def. Wyoming, 37-15
Dec. 18, 2010: BYU def. UTEP, 52-24
Dec. 19, 2009: Wyoming def. Fresno State, 35-28 (OT)
Dec. 20, 2008: Colorado State def. Fresno State, 40-35
Dec. 22, 2007: New Mexico def. Nevada, 23-0
Dec. 23, 2006: San Jose State def. New Mexico, 20-12
Connect with UTSA online at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.
Following Kickback, stick around the Union for a free screening of Avengers Infinity Wars.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
The Honors College welcomes its new freshmen with a breakfast, meet and greet with Honors College administrators, faculty, staff and peers and an opportunity to learn about the experiences they will have with the Honors College.Student Union Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
This UTSA tradition marks the start of a new academic year. All new students gather together as UTSA President Taylor Eighmy, administration and faculty welcome them to Roadrunner Nation.Convocation Center, Main Campus and overflow seating in Recreation and Wellness Center
This is an opportunity for students to learn everything they need to know about their major and college. Each UTSA academic college has a lot to offer including mentoring, class information, support and research opportunities.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campus
This is a casual event where new students can meet their college mentor.Recreation and Wellness Center, Main Campus
Come show your Roadrunner Spirit by joining President Eighmy, our very own Rowdy, The Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band (SOSA), your fellow students, faculty and staff as we light the Monument at our Main Campus entrance at the stroke of midnight to mark the start of a new academic year.John Peace Blvd. entrance, Main Campus
Roadrunner Nation! Show off your UTSA pride by sporting blue and orange UTSA swag to celebrate the start of the fall semester. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and Roadrunner families on and off-campus are encouraged to participate.Everywhere
The UTSA community is invited to attend a series of Community Networking Socials hosted by the Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion during Roadrunner Days. Various opportunities will be available that will focus on our diverse population in a come and go setting.H-E-B Student Union Harris Room (HSU 2.212) and Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus