Nevada to Compete in the Seventh Annual Gildan New Mexico Bowl

Nov. 25, 2012

Gildan New Mexico Bowl
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - ESPN Regional Television (ERT) and the Gildan New Mexico Bowl announce that the Nevada Wolf Pack have accepted an invitation to the seventh annual game to be played on Saturday, Dec. 15. The game, which should pit the 7-4 program against a member of the Pac-12, will kick off the FBS postseason, at 11 a.m. MT at University Stadium on the University of New Mexico campus and air nationally on ESPN, ESPN HD and ESPN Radio.

"We are happy to welcome Nevada back to the Gildan New Mexico Bowl," said Jeff Siembieda, Gildan New Mexico Bowl Executive Director. "They are an exciting team having a terrific season and we look forward to hosting Coach Ault and his team for what should be another great bowl week."

Nevada, representing the Mountain West Conference, makes its second appearance in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. The Wolf Pack competed in the 2007 game as a representative of the WAC, falling 23-0 to the New Mexico Lobos.

The Wolf Pack is 7-4 overall and 4-3 in league play with one game remaining in the regular season, hosting No. 22 Boise State on Saturday, Dec. 1. Their last game was in Albuquerque on Nov. 17, where the Wolf Pack picked up a 31-24 win over New Mexico. Nevada ranks seventh in the nation in rushing offense and 10th in total offense. They are led by running back Stefphon Jefferson, who is second in the country in rushing.

Nevada has been to seven straight bowl games, competing last year in the Sheraton Hawai`i Bowl against Southern Miss. The Wolf Pack's last victory in a bowl game was the 2010 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, topping Boston College, 20-13.

Tickets, which are on sale now, range from $25-$40 and can be purchased at the University of New Mexico Ticket Office located in The Pit, online at www.unmtickets.com, or by calling 925-LOBO or 925-5999.

The Gildan New Mexico Bowl is owned and operated by ERT.

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In addition to event ownership, ERT is the production headquarters for ESPNU; syndication rights-holder and producer of national, regional and local shows for college conferences (SEC, BIG EAST, Big 12, Mid-American, WAC) and manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.

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  • Collegiate Football: BBVA Compass Bowl (Birmingham, Ala.); Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg; Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); MAACO Bowl Las Vegas; Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney (Orlando, Fla.); Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas (Houston); Texas Kickoff Classic (Houston); Sheraton Hawai`i Bowl (Honolulu) and The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards

  • Collegiate Basketball: Sears Armed Forces Classic (Ramstein Air Base, Germany); DIRECTV Classic (Anaheim, Calif.); Charleston Classic presented by Foster Grant (S.C.); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Jimmy V Classic presented by Corona Extra (Madison Square Garden); Old Spice Classic (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Puerto Rico Tip-Off (San Juan); BracketBusters and State Farm Champions Classic (Georgia Dome, Atlanta)

  • Collegiate Lacrosse: ESPNU Warrior Classic

  • Additional Events: ESPN National Golf Challenge

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