Arizona–New Mexico football rivalry

The Arizona–New Mexico football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the Arizona Wildcats and New Mexico Lobos. They have met 67 times on the football field. Arizona leads the series 44–20–3.[3][4][5]

Arizona–New Mexico football rivalry
First meetingNovember 26, 1908
Arizona, 10–5
Latest meetingDecember 19, 2015
Arizona, 45–37
Next meetingAugust 31, 2024[1]
StadiumsArizona Stadium
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
University Stadium
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
TrophyKit Carson Rifle (1938–1990)
Statistics
Meetings total67
All-time seriesArizona leads, 44–20–3[2]
Largest victoryArizona, 38–0 (1950)
Longest win streakArizona, 10 (1947–1956)
Current win streakArizona, 1 (2015)
Locations of Arizona and New Mexico

Kit Carson RifleEdit

From 1938 to 1990, the winner of the rivalry took ownership of the Kit Carson Rifle. The gun is a Springfield Model 1866 rifle that is rumored to have once belonged to the famous frontier scout, Kit Carson. Game scores from each game are carved into the stock of the rifle. Prior to the 1997 Insight.com Bowl, the two schools announced that they would retire the rifle due to concerns of its history of violence against Native Americans and it has not been used during any subsequent games between the two schools.[6]

Game resultsEdit

Arizona victoriesNew Mexico victoriesTie games
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 November 26, 1908 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 10–5
2 November 13, 1909 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 23–11
3 November 24, 1910 [a] Tucson, AZ Arizona 1–0
4 November 30, 1911 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 6–0
5 November 30, 1912 Tucson, AZ Arizona 22–9
6 November 21, 1913 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 7–3
7 November 20, 1920 Tucson, AZ Arizona 28–7
8 November 19, 1921 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 24–0
9 November 18, 1922 Tucson, AZ Arizona 10–0
10 November 3, 1923 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 14–7
11 November 11, 1924 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 3–0
12 November 7, 1925 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 24–0
13 November 6, 1926 Tucson, AZ Arizona 21–0
14 November 5, 1927 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 7–6
15 November 3, 1928 Tucson, AZ Tie6–6
16 November 23, 1929 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 6–0
17 November 15, 1930 Tucson, AZ Arizona 33–0
18 November 14, 1931 Albuquerque, NM Tie7–7
19 November 11, 1932 Tucson, AZ Arizona 13–6
20 November 11, 1933 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 7–0
21 November 3, 1934 Tucson, AZ Arizona 14–6
22 November 23, 1935 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 38–6
23 November 7, 1936 Tucson, AZ Arizona 28–0
24 November 13, 1937 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 23–0
25 October 29, 1938 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 20–7
26 November 25, 1939 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 7–6
27 November 23, 1940 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 13–12
28 October 18, 1941 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 31–6
29 November 7, 1942 Tucson, AZ Arizona 14–13
30 November 16, 1946 Albuquerque, NM Tie13–13
31 October 25, 1947 Tucson, AZ Arizona 22–12
32 November 6, 1948 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 14–6
33 November 5, 1949 Tucson, AZ Arizona 46–14
34 November 4, 1950 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 38–0
35 November 3, 1951 Tucson, AZ Arizona 32–20
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
36 November 1, 1952 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 13–7
37 October 10, 1953 Tucson, AZ Arizona 20–0
38 October 23, 1954 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 41–7
39 November 19, 1955 Tucson, AZ Arizona 27–6
40 October 20, 1956 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 26–12
41 October 19, 1957 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 27–0
42 October 18, 1958 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 33–13
43 October 17, 1959 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 28–7
44 October 22, 1960 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 26–14
45 October 21, 1961 Tucson, AZ Arizona 22–21
46 September 29, 1962 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 35–25
47 December 7, 1963 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 22–15
48 October 10, 1964 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 10–7
49 October 9, 1965 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 24–2
50 October 8, 1966 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 36–15
51 November 4, 1967 Tucson, AZ Arizona 48–13
52 September 28, 1968 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 19–8
53 October 25, 1969 Tucson, AZ Arizona 52–28
54 November 7, 1970 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 35–7
55 October 30, 1971 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 34–28
56 October 14, 1972 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 27–15
57 October 13, 1973 Tucson, AZ Arizona 22–14
58 September 28, 1974 Albuquerque, NM #15 Arizona 15–10
59 October 25, 1975 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 44–34
60 November 20, 1976 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 21–15
61 November 12, 1977 Tucson, AZ Arizona 15–13
62 September 19, 1987 Tucson, AZ Arizona 20–9
63 September 15, 1990 Albuquerque, NM #20 Arizona 25–10
64 December 27, 1997 Tucson, AZ Arizona 20–14
65 September 15, 2007 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 29–27
66 September 13, 2008 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 36–28
67 December 19, 2015 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 45–37
68 August 31, 2024 Tucson, AZ
Series: Arizona leads 44–20–3[2]
  1. ^ Game not played; Arizona won by forfeit
  • Non-conference games (34: 1908–1930, 1951–1961 and 1978–2015)
  • Two bowl games: 1997 and 2015
  • Not played in 46 seasons (1914–1919, 1943–1945, 1978–1986, 1988–1989, 1991–1996, 1998–2006, 2009–2014 and 2016–2021)

Coaching recordsEdit

Since first game on November 26, 1908

ArizonaEdit

Head Coach Team Games Seasons Wins Losses Ties Pct.
H. B. Galbraith Arizona 2 1908–1909 1 1 0 .500
George F. Shipp Arizona 2 1910–1911 2 0 0 1.000
Raymond L. Quigley Arizona 1 1912 1 0 0 1.000
Frank A. King Arizona 1 1913 1 0 0 1.000
Pop McKale Arizona 0 1914–1917 0 0 0
No team (1918)
Pop McKale Arizona 11 1919–1930 8 2 1 .773
Fred Enke Arizona 1 1931 0 0 1 .500
August W. Farwick Arizona 1 1932 1 0 0 1.000
Tex Oliver Arizona 5 1933–1937 4 1 0 .800
Orian Landreth Arizona 1 1938 0 1 0 .000
Mike Casteel Arizona 7 1939–1948 4 2 1 .643
Bob Winslow Arizona 3 1949–1951 3 0 0 1.000
Warren B. Woodson Arizona 5 1952–1956 5 0 0 1.000
Ed Doherty Arizona 2 1957–1958 0 2 0 .000
Jim LaRue Arizona 8 1959–1966 3 5 0 .375
Darrell Mudra Arizona 2 1967–1968 2 0 0 1.000
Bob Weber Arizona 4 1969–1972 2 2 0 .500
Jim Young Arizona 4 1973–1976 2 2 0 .500
Tony Mason Arizona 1 1974–1979 1 0 0 1.000
Larry Smith Arizona 0 1980–1986 0 0 0
Dick Tomey Arizona 3 1987–2000 3 0 0 1.000
John Mackovic Arizona 0 2001–2003 0 0  
Mike Hankwitz Arizona 0 2003 0 0  
Mike Stoops Arizona 2 2004–2011 0 2   .000
Tim Kish Arizona 0 2011 0 0  
Rich Rodriguez Arizona 1 2012–2017 1 0   1.000
Kevin Sumlin Arizona 0 2018–2020 0 0  
Jedd Fisch Arizona 0 2021–present 0 0  

New MexicoEdit

Head Coach Team Games Seasons Wins Losses Ties Pct.
Hermon H. Conwell New Mexico 1 1908 0 1 0 .000
Sam P. McBirney New Mexico 1 1909 1 0 0 1.000
Carl Hamilton New Mexico 1 1910 0 1 0 .000
Ralph Hutchinson New Mexico 3 1911–1916 0 3 0 .000
Frank E. Wood New Mexico 0 1917 0 0 0
No team (1918)
John F. McGough New Mexico 0 1919 0 0 0
Roy W. Johnson New Mexico 11 1920–1930 2 8 1 .227
Chuck Riley New Mexico 3 1931–1933 1 1 1 .500
Gwinn Henry New Mexico 3 1934–1936 0 3 0 .000
Ted Shipkey New Mexico 5 1937–1941 3 2 0 .600
Willis Barnes New Mexico 2 1942–1946 0 2 0 .000
Berl Huffman New Mexico 3 1947–1949 0 3 0 .000
Dudley DeGroot New Mexico 3 1950–1952 0 3 0 .000
Bob Titchenal New Mexico 3 1953–1955 0 3 0 .000
Dick Clausen New Mexico 2 1956–1957 1 1 0 .500
Marv Levy New Mexico 2 1958–1959 2 0 0 1.000
Bill Weeks New Mexico 8 1960–1967 4 4 0 .500
Rudy Feldman New Mexico 6 1968–1973 4 2 0 .667
Bill Mondt New Mexico 4 1974–1979 2 2 0 .500
Joe Morrison New Mexico 0 1980–1982 0 0 0
Joe Lee Dunn New Mexico 0 1983–1986 0 0 0
Mike Sheppard New Mexico 2 1987–1991 0 2 0 .000
Dennis Franchione New Mexico 1 1992–1997 0 1 0 .000
Rocky Long New Mexico 2 1998–2008 2 0   1.000
Mike Locksley New Mexico 0 2009–2011 0 0  
George Barlow New Mexico 0 2011 0 0  
Bob Davie New Mexico 1 2012–2019 0 1   .000
Danny Gonzales New Mexico 0 2020–present 0 0  

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lobos Add Arizona, Maine to Future Schedules". University of New Mexico Lobos athletics. 2021-09-21. Retrieved 2021-09-22.
  2. ^ a b "Winsipedia - Arizona Wildcats vs. New Mexico Lobos football series history". Winsipedia.
  3. ^ "Kit Carson Rifle Goes On Block In New Mexico Game". Prescott Evening Courier. November 4, 1949. Retrieved 2013-03-09.
  4. ^ "Wildcats Seeking Kit Carson Rifle". Prescott Evening Courier. November 4, 1948. Retrieved 2013-03-09.
  5. ^ "Kit Carson rifle no reward". Tucson Citizen. September 13, 2007. Retrieved 2013-03-09.
  6. ^ "Rifle retired in Wildcat-Lobo rivalry". Tucson Citizen. December 19, 1997. Retrieved March 9, 2013.