The Sun Belt voted in March to proactively shift to a ten-team football conference in 2018 via the termination of Idaho and New Mexico State as football-only members. The older of the two is known as the Silver Spade. The Official Athletic Site of the New Mexico Lobos, partner of WMT Digital. 22 ranked Arizona State by a shocking 35-7 score, bringing much-needed attention to the football program. [35] At the end of the 2008 season the Aggies ended their fourth season under Mumme at 3–9 (1–7 WAC)[36] with a disappointing 47–2 loss to Utah State. [42] Walker, facing mounting pressure from administration, alumni and fans, resigned as head coach and departed NMSU to serve as defensive backs coach for the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars. Find out the latest on your favorite NCAAF teams on CBSSports.com. NMSU's biggest rival is in-state foe New Mexico. [11] Since his departure Aggie football has spiraled into an abyss of perennial futility that some Aggie fans have begun to refer to as the "Woodson Curse. This would be a sign of things to come for the Aggie football program. [22] Fullerton dropped its football program following the 1992 season. [45] The 2015 season saw the Aggies finish with a 3–9 win/loss record, with all three wins coming in Sun Belt Conference play, where the Aggies finished tied for 5th. 2020 season schedule, scores, stats, and highlights. [37] The following Tuesday, December 2, Mumme was fired. Including that 100th meeting, NMSU holds a 5-4 advantage over UNM in the last 9 meetings. 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[51], Announced schedules as of September 25, 2020. New Mexico State may hire firm to land football conference September 24, 2019 GMT New Mexico State athletics director Mario Moccia speaks at a press conference in Albuquerque, N.M., on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 during an announcement that the Aggies has signed six-year deal with ESPN events around bowl games. New Mexico Military Institute has turned into a pipeline for New Mexico State University’s football program. [50] The September 26, 2009 game when the Aggies won 20–17 in Albuquerque was the 100th time the teams had played each other. But the Lobos obliterate the Aggies in the in-state series, with a whopping 70-31-5 advantage. ... College Football Scores. From 2010 to 2013, the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) underwent a major realignment, which would leave the conference with only two football-playing members as of the 2013 season (NMSU and Idaho). [5] Jim Bradley, Gil Krueger and Fred Zechman also led the Aggies football program during these years and they failed to produce any winning seasons as they were fired as a result. The Aggies edged the Miners 34–33 on September 20, 2008 at the Sun Bowl for their first win in El Paso since 1994. Site Last Updated: Tuesday, January 19, 7:08AM Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? The tide of the series then seemingly turned back in the Aggies' favor, as NMSU defeated UTEP the next two years, their first back-to-back wins over UTEP since 1994 and 1995. From 1968 to 1985, NMSU's football program declined, failing to reach a single bowl game and struggling to win football games. [5][8] In his absence, assistant coach Maurice Moulder led the team. [5] In 1978, Krueger and the Aggies went 6-5 and won the Missouri Valley Conference. In Martin's first season at the helm, the Aggies compiled a 2–10 record. [5] Johnston's record was 6–21. Coach: Doug Martin (3-9) Points For: 303. Since 1938 the Lobos have dominated the series 55–21–1 except during 1959–1968 when the Aggies won 7 of 10 meetings. The official Football page for the New Mexico State University Aggies From 1969 through 2000, each team acquired 16 victories each. Although UTEP holds the series lead at 57–38–2,[51] this is largely due to dominance in the series from the 1920s to the 1960s. MWCbbs: The #1 Board for Mountain West Conference sports on the internet. In addition, New Mexico State can be chosen to play in … The New Mexico State Aggies football team represents New Mexico State University in NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) college football as an independent. For the past 68 years, the New Mexico Lobos have bounced from one conference to another, seemingly always one step ahead of NMSU. [43], NMSU hired Boston College offensive coordinator and former Kent State head coach Doug Martin as the program's 34th head coach in February 2013. As a result, the Lobos are playing four Mountain division foes and one more West division team than usual, though it is worth noting that, at least for this year, the distinction between divisions has been erased. Copyright © 2021 New Mexico State University Athletics / All Rights Reserved. A second trophy, officially titled the Mayor's Cup but commonly nicknamed the Brass Spittoon, was added in 1982. Most recently, the Aggies lost to the Lobos 52–55 in Albuquerque. [51] However, the most recent three games in the series have gone back to the Miners, with UTEP defeating NMSU at Aggie Memorial Stadium 38–12 on September 19, 2009 (only their second win in the Mesilla Valley since 1991),[51] topping the Aggies 42–10 at the Sun Bowl on September 18, 2010, and again defeating the Aggies 16–10 on September 17, 2011 in Las Cruces for their first back-to-back road wins in the series since winning four straight games in Las Cruces between 1986 and 1991. View future New Mexico State football schedules and opponents at FBSchedules.com. Struggles from this unit slowed the offense early but Josh Adkins showed promise down the stretch and should have a great year at the helm. [21] In November 1990, the Aggies managed to snap their 27-game losing streak,[22] the longest active losing streak at the time,[22] when they defeated ranked Cal State Fullerton 43-9. [25] However, Hess did lead the Aggies to their first winning season in 14 years in 1992, a 6–5 campaign. Overall, the same subpar results remained under Hess, leading to his firing after seven seasons. One of New Mexico State's earliest football games was the first match-up against in-state rival New Mexico on January 1, 1894. [27] Under Samuel's guidance, New Mexico State compiled a 34–57 record. [12] In his second season at New Mexico State, Woodson's team defeated North Texas in the 1959 Sun Bowl. Following World War II the series resumed on an annual basis from 1946 until 2001, when UTEP's administration made the controversial decision to cancel their scheduled trip to Las Cruces in favor of scheduling an additional home contest against a Division I-AA opponent. [29] Running back Denvis Manns became the third college football player to rush for 1,000 yards each of his four seasons. New Mexico State would face a team from either the Mountain West Conference or Conference USA. [5] R. R. Brown served as the head football coach of the Aggies from 1923 to 1925. The mascot is known as "Pistol Pete".NMSU's colors are crimson and white. As a result, the WAC could no longer sponsor football as a conference sport. According to New Mexico media guides the final score was 25–5 but according to New Mexico State media guides the score was 18–6. [13][14] That year, New Mexico State defeated Utah State, 20–13, in the 1960 Sun Bowl and attained a final AP Poll ranking of 17th. New Mexico State will play 2013 as an FBS independent before joining the Sun Belt Conference in 2014; The Aggies have a new coach%2C Doug … The Aggies also hold a rivalry with UTEP, known as the Battle of I-10. [10] He resigned in December 1947 to work in the sporting goods industry in Texas. SUBSCRIBE NOW $3 for 3 months. The season opener between Colorado State and New Mexico scheduled for Saturday has been canceled, the Mountain West Conference announced Tuesday. Are you a Stathead, too? Beginning in 1993, the two universities played for the Maloof Trophy, but it was short-lived; the trophy was retired in 2000. [9] The Aggies did not field a football team from 1944 to 1945 because of the events surrounding World War II. Knoll was fired after a winless 1989 season. The UAB Blazers are now at nine games for the 2020 season as New Mexico State joins Alabama A&M - the SWAC postponed as a conference - and Old Dominion in postponing fall sports. On September 12, 2012, New Mexico State announced that it would stay in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and become an independent for 2013, while exploring potential conference affiliations for future seasons. In December 1985, Miami linebackers coach and former Aggies linebackers coach Mike Knoll was named NMSU's new head coach, replacing the fired Zechman. [5] Fan support and attendance declined, recruiting was becoming more difficult and alumni and administration support was drying up. 2nd: New Mexico 126th: FBS 61st: Group of Five 188th: Division I. Due to the close proximity of the campuses it was natural for a rivalry to develop. [38] The 15-year NFL veteran quarterback Charley Johnson, who an alumnus and was then a chemical engineering professor at New Mexico State, was appointed as interim head coach during the search for a replacement. The New Mexico State University teams are called the Aggies, a nickname derived from the university's agricultural beginnings. [11] The following year, Woodson guided the Aggies to an 11–0 finish, the only perfect season in school history. [24] Hess' record at NMSU was 22–55. It is still a future event, but I can assure you that this alignment causes more problems than it solves. The Lobos all-time advantage is 72–33–5, however the rivalry remains spirited. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Mexico_State_Aggies_football Idaho, New Mexico St. to be dropped from Sun Belt after 2017 season Idaho and New Mexico State will be dropped from the Sun Belt Conference after the 2017 football … [20] In each of Knoll's four seasons, the Aggies were outscored by at least 200 points. The 1988–90 NMSU team is ranked the ninth worst college football team of all time by ESPN. The series, known as the Rio Grande Rivalry, dates back to January 1, 1894 – eighteen years before the state of New Mexico achieved statehood – when the schools met in a football contest in Albuquerque. Since 2005 the Aggies have competed in the Western Athletic Conference in all men's and women's sports with the exception of football in which the Aggies have been Independent since 2018. [17], Despite some impressive single game wins and individual player stats, the Aggies have struggled as a team in the days since Woodson. The Aggies have a 3–0–1 record in four bowl games that they have competed in. Championships: 4 Bowl Record: 4 Bowls, 3-0-1, .875 W-L% (Major Bowls) Ranked in AP Poll: 0 Times (Preseason), 1 Time (Final), 6 Weeks (Total) Stadium: Aggie Memorial Stadium (cap. Biggest Shoes to Fill: LB Terrill Hanks was a four-year starter at New Mexico State. [6] Jerry Hines began coaching the Aggies in 1929, and was also coach of the men's basketball team. The Aggies football schedule includes opponents, date, time, and TV. [44] Martin had previously been offensive coordinator at NMSU during the 2011 season helping obtain the school's first victory over a Big Ten team (Minnesota) before being hired away by Boston College. "[18] In the 50+ seasons since Woodson's firing, NMSU has amassed just four winning seasons, while failing to appear in a single bowl game until the 2017 Arizona Bowl.[11]. [5] Curfman's Aggies compiled an 8–11 record. Full Story. Conference: Ind. Oh, the two schools—separated by 224 miles, via I-25, of desolate desert—have maintained an intense rivalry. From 1948 to 1957, NMSU compiled a dismal 21–74 record under four head coaches (Vaughn Corley, Joseph Coleman, James Patton and Anthony Cavallo) that were either fired or forced to resign in succession. LAS CRUCES - New Mexico State football has added a second football game in 2021 after COVID-19 forced the Aggies to cancel their 2020 schedule. Hines' coaching career ended with his induction into military service during World War II.[7]. New Mexico State University sports news and features, including conference, nickname, location and official social media handles. Ray Carlin/USA TODAY Sports 112d Kyle Bonagura 2018 New Mexico State Statistics. [11] He previously had success at the Conway Teachers College (now Central Arkansas) and Hardin–Simmons. [26], Nebraska defensive ends coach Tony Samuel took over the Aggies football program in December 1996. Seasons: 87 (1931 to 2020) Record (W-L-T): 316-589-14 Adjusted Record (W-L-T): 317-588-14 Conferences: WAC, Sun Belt, Big West, PCAA, MVC, Ind, BIAA Conf. Subscribe to our Free Newsletter. We are New Mexico’s land-grant institution and a comprehensive research university dedicated to teaching, research and service at all levels. [4] From 1914 to 1916, Clarence Russell served as head football coach of the Aggies, compiling a 7–2–6 record. Most Recent Games and Any Score Since 1869. [20], NMSU, hoping for a positive change in results, hired Jim Hess away from Stephen F. Austin in December 1989. We ask that you consider turning off your ad blocker so we can deliver you the best experience possible while you are here. The Aggies' best season during this time period was a 5–5–1 mark in 1971 under head coach Jim Wood. [39], UCLA defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker was named NMSU's head coach on December 31, 2008,[40] signifying a new direction for the pass offense-oriented squad. [52], Wood, Bradley, Krueger and Zechman (1968–1985), WAC realignment and Sun Belt era, 2010–2017, 2020 New Mexico State Aggies football team, NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, List of New Mexico State Aggies football seasons, "Color Palette | Discover the NMSU Brand | New Mexico State University", "Sun Belt officially begins new-look league Tuesday", "WAC adds Utah Valley, CSU Bakersfield; Will it be able to keep Idaho? [16] Johnson went on to play in the National Football League for 15 years with the St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Oilers and Denver Broncos. It is a replica of an old prospector's shovel found in an abandoned mine in the Organ Mountains near Las Cruces and has been traded between the schools since 1955. [19] Under Knoll, the Aggies were abysmal, compiling a 4–40 record that included a 17-game losing streak at the end. [41] Under Walker's tutelage, NMSU compiled a 10–40 record,[42] failing to win more than four games in a given season. After a 57–year drought, the Aggies were invited to their fourth ever bowl game, played on December 29, 2017. However, UTEP's advantage is now 11–6 in the last 17 games.[51]. Both Idaho and New Mexico State were members of the league in the early 2000s and rejoined the conference as football-only members for the 2014 season after a 10-year hiatus. Between 1934 and 1938, the football record was 31–10–6, and the team was invited to the first Sun Bowl in 1936 where they tied the powerful Hardin–Simmons Cowboys 14–14. During his NFL career he managed to complete a Doctorate in Chemical Engineering making him one of only a handful of NFL player to earn a Ph.D. Dr. Johnson subsequently retired as a professor and department head of the Chemical Engineering school at NMSU. The official 2021 Football schedule for the New Mexico State University Aggies 30,343) [11] Thus Woodson, who would turn 65 that offseason, was essentially forced out despite a 7–2–1 1967 campaign that ended with a 54–7 shellacking of archrival New Mexico. [5] From 1946 to 1947, Ray Curfman was the head coach of the Aggies, then in the Border Conference. New Mexico State University on Underdog Dynasty. The Aggies continued to fare well under Woodson through the 1967 season. New Mexico State coach Chris Jans holds up the net after New Mexico State defeated Grand Canyon 89-57 in an NCAA college basketball game for the Western Athletic Conference … [31] After eight sub-par seasons, Samuel's contract as head coach was not renewed. Winsipedia - Database and infographics of New Mexico State Aggies (Independent) football all-time record, national championships, conference championships, bowl games, wins, bowl record, All-Americans, Heisman winners, and NFL Draft picks The blowout marked the beginning of a three-game winning streak for UTEP in the rivalry. Former Bronco Gavin Hardison lands starting role at UTEP August 27, 2020 Twitter Facebook. [33] Mumme brought his high-scoring, pass-oriented offense known as the "Air Raid" to NMSU. [28] The highlight of Samuel's tenure was on September 18, 1999, when the Aggies traveled to Tempe and upset No. This Month in Sports Reference ... More 2018 New Mexico State Pages. 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