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UNM Football Adds Mississippi State/UMass for 2020

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One time, 1 million dollar body bag at MSU in Starksville, giving UNM 2 body bag games in 2020 (USC the other), then UMass at our place, return game there in 2023.

https://golobos.com/news/2019/1/11/football-unm-adds-mississippi-st-umass-to-future-schedules.aspx

The game against Mississippi State will give UNM 13 games in the 2020 season, and it will be the first of back-to-back Power 5 opponents, as the Lobos will play at USC in Los Angeles the following week.”

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Things sure have changed over the past decade. I feel like our fan base looked down on New Mexico State and other old WAC programs for making these kind of deals.  Yet here we are.

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5 minutes ago, cherrycrush said:

Things sure have changed over the past decade. I feel like our fan base looked down on New Mexico State and other old WAC programs for making these kind of deals.  Yet here we are.

I'd look down on you if you didn't want to give it a shot.  Sure, it's a bodybag game for the fans but it's a target and a recruiting draw for the players.  We all know the odds, but competitors want to face them.  Good on UNM.

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Call BS on that, Cherry. UNM, in fact most of the G5 teams in the West, pretty consistently have done bodybag games since TV money got stupid.

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So that’s 7 road games for 2020? Bold move with 7-6 required for a bowl. Is that $1 mill worth more than an extra G5 home game and at least the hope of a bowl game?

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44 minutes ago, Mad_Hatter said:

So that’s 7 road games for 2020? Bold move with 7-6 required for a bowl. Is that $1 mill worth more than an extra G5 home game and at least the hope of a bowl game?

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Right now yes, ticket revenue is down. One away payday game is more than 6 home games altogether at the moment.

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We should start playing 1 OOC home game a year and just sell ourselves out on the road. 

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7 hours ago, Mad_Hatter said:

So that’s 7 road games for 2020? Bold move with 7-6 required for a bowl. Is that $1 mill worth more than an extra G5 home game and at least the hope of a bowl game?

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Considering that UNM projected 1.2 million in revenue, and only got a little over 800k... YES!

 

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7 hours ago, Lobo Amor said:

Right now yes, ticket revenue is down. One away payday game is more than 6 home games altogether at the moment.

New Mexico could be scheduling BYU home and home OOC, and selling out their stadium when they host BYU.   

But....you guys got your pride, I guess.

Would enjoy some BYU vs NM football and basketball games.

 

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39 minutes ago, #1Stunner said:

New Mexico could be scheduling BYU home and home OOC, and selling out their stadium when they host BYU.   

But....you guys got your pride, I guess.

Would enjoy some BYU vs NM football and basketball games.

 

I’m not sure who, or what, is the hang up for us not playing football or basketball games. I’ve always stated that playing BYU would be a good thing for our program. And I’m sure there would be a very large crowd here for it. At least 30k... a number we haven’t hit since we played Arizona in the N.M. bowl a couple years back.

If it were up to me, we’d have a home and  home scheduled today!

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1 hour ago, LoboMan59 said:

I’m not sure who, or what, is the hang up for us not playing football or basketball games. I’ve always stated that playing BYU would be a good thing for our program. And I’m sure there would be a very large crowd here for it. At least 30k... a number we haven’t hit since we played Arizona in the N.M. bowl a couple years back.

If it were up to me, we’d have a home and  home scheduled today!

Might be that BYU needs late October and November games.  But regardless, I agree it would be a fun rivalry to renew, and a sell out.  I'm sure BYU would be happy to play New Mexico, since we already schedule NM State.   Lobos fans are get fired up....they deserve a better coach. 

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