Who would have believed just a few years ago that New Mexico would be hosting the first game of the postseason Bowl series? It all started when New Mexico football was limping along and some people were wondering if UNM should just throw in the towel and concentrate on basketball. There are a few who still feel that way, but the fact remains that Albuquerque has the honor of leading off with the first game of the postseason even if UNM isn't one of the teams playing: The Gildan New Mexico Bowl.
Press release from the Albuquerque CVB:
The game starts at the UNM Football Stadium at noon MT (2pm ET) and will be aired nationally on ESPN, ESPN 3D and ESPN Radio. This college football game is the first bowl game of the postseason and pits the Colorado State Rams (Mountain West Conference) against the Washington State Cougars (Pac-12 Conference). The Washington State fan sections are located on the west side of the stadium and the Colorado State fan sections are located on the east side of the stadium.
Will it be red or green? Washington State or Colorado State? In New Mexico, "Red or Green?" is the official state question, referring to which chile you prefer. Do as the locals do and say "Christmas" to get both. Whether it's red or green, the ever-present chile pepper adds a delicious twist to everything from eggs to enchiladas to burgers, and truly defines New Mexican cuisine. Learn more about Albuquerque's food scene.
During the game, stop by the Albuquerque visitor information booth on the northeast concourse for coupons, an Official Visitors Guide and take your photo with the larger-than-life Albuquerque frame.
You missed the Pep Rally on Friday, December 20th at 4:15pm for both teams in Albuquerque's Historic Old Town Plaza. This event is free and open to the public and provides the head coaches, team captains and their school’s respective cheerleaders, band and mascot a chance to interact with the fans. Make plans to attend next year and get here in time for all the pre-game festivities and. . . Keep on Traveling!