2014 New Mexico Bowl
The 2014 New Mexico Bowl was a college football bowl game that was played on December 20, 2014 at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The ninth annual New Mexico Bowl, it pitted the Utah State Aggies of the Mountain West Conference against the UTEP Miners of Conference USA. It was one of the 2014–15 bowl games that concluded the 2014 FBS football season. The game started at 12:20 p.m. MST and aired on ESPN. Sponsored by clothing company Gildan Activewear, the game was officially known as the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. Utah State beat UTEP by a score of 21–6.
|2014 Gildan New Mexico Bowl|
|9th New Mexico Bowl|
|Date||December 20, 2014|
|Location||Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|MVP||Offense: Utah State QB Kent Myers|
Defense: Utah State LB Zach Vigil
|Favorite||Utah St. by 10|
|Referee||Charles Lewis (Sun Belt)|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Mark Neely, David Diaz-Infante, & Kayce Smith (ESPN)|
Drew Goodman, Tom Ramsey, & Dave Shore (ESPN Radio)
This was the third meeting between these two teams, with Utah State previously leading the series 2–0. The last time these two teams had met was in 1961.
Utah State AggiesEdit
This was Utah State's first New Mexico Bowl.
This was UTEP's second New Mexico Bowl; the Miners had previously played in the 2010 game, where they lost to the BYU Cougars by a score of 52–24. It was also the Miners' first bowl appearance since that game, where they once again attempted to get their first bowl victory since the 1967 Sun Bowl.
|Time of possession||23:26||36:34|
- "Stats" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-12-27. Retrieved 2014-12-27.
- UTEP, Utah State to Play in the 2014 Gildan New Mexico Bowl