New Mexico Bowl 2016: New Mexico vs. Texas San Antonio Live Stream, New Mexico Lobos and UTSA Roadrunners will battle in the 2016 New Mexico Bowl Time, live stream, TV schedule, and 3 things to know. Live Stream on Saturday at TV: 2 p.m. ET, ESPN. The announcers are Adam Amin, Mack Brown, and Molly McGrath.
Bowl season begins with the 2016 iteration of the New Mexico Bowl, which features upstart programs in the New Mexico Lobos and the Texas San Antonio Roadrunners.The Lobos out of the Mountain West finished 8-4 to make a second consecutive bowl, and a friendly crowd will see one of the nation’s most dominant rushing attacks.UTSA finished 6-6 to notch its first bowl appearance in the program’s six-year history.One of four Saturday bowl games to help kick off the season, the New Mexico Bowl is a worthwhile offensive showcase for those who are ready to dive into the festivities and refuse to let go for weeks.
The New Mexico Bowl, just as it did last year, has a hometown team this season. The UNM Lobos will play on Saturday in their own stadium, effectively hosting UT San Antonio as both teams cap their season. The Lobos fell short by a touchdown in last year’s game against Arizona, and this will be their fourth time acting as de facto hosts. UTSA is the official home team, however.The game should be a pretty big deal for UTSA. The Roadrunners have never been eligible for a bowl before, starting up as a program in 2011 and playing at the FBS level since 2012. They’ve won enough games before, but this is the first time they’ve qualified while eligible after reclassifying to FBS. It’s a substantial milestone for the program and its head coach, longtime LSU assistant Frank Wilson.
Texas San Antonio is making their first bowl game after making the jump up to play with the big schools. The Roadrunners have worked hard to get to this point as a program and would love nothing more than to win their first big bowl game.