Lobo Football To Face 4 Conference Champs in 2013
Feb. 12, 2013
The Mountain West on Tuesday released its schedules for the 2013-16 seasons, and the University of New Mexico football team now knows what awaits coach Bob Davie's second season and beyond.
The dates of the Mountain West schedules have not yet been released.
The Lobos will play six opponents that went to bowl games during the 2012 season: Air Force, Boise State, Fresno State, Pittsburgh, San Diego State and Utah State.
Boise State, Fresno State and San Diego State each shared the Mountain West championship in 2012. Utah State won the Western Athletic Conference championship outright last season. Those teams combined for a record of 40-12.
The Lobos hold all-time series leads over three of the teams it will face in 2013: New Mexico State (UNM leads the overall series 67-32-5), Utah State (UNM leads 11-8) and UTEP (UNM leads 42-31-3). The Lobos are even with UNLV (10-10) and will face Pittsburgh and Texas San-Antonio for the first time.
Aug. 31 vs. Texas San-Antonio
Sept. 7 at UTEP
Sept. 14 at Pittsburgh
Oct. 5 vs. New Mexico State
Conference opponents visiting Branch Field at University Stadium: Air Force, Colorado State, Utah State, Wyoming.
UNM conference road games: Boise State, Fresno State, San Diego State, Wyoming.
Conference teams UNM will not play in 2013-14: Hawai'i, Nevada, San Jose State.
2014 Tentative Schedule
UNM home games: Arizona State, UTEP, Boise State, Fresno State, San Diego State, Wyoming.
UNM road games: New Mexico State, Texas-San Antonio, Air Force, Colorado State, Utah State, Wyoming.
2015 MW Schedule
UNM home games: Air Force, Colorado State, Hawai'i, Utah State.
UNM road games: Boise State, Nevada, San Jose State, Wyoming.
2016 MW Schedule
UNM home games: Boise State, Nevada, San Jose State, Wyoming.
UNM road games: Air Force, Colorado State, Hawai'i, Utah State.