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New Mexico Bowl Matchup

2 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Sunday, December 02 2018 Dec 2, 2018 December 02, 2018 2:18 PM December 02, 2018 in Sports - AP - Texas

By The Associated Press

North Texas (9-3, Conference USA) vs. Utah State (10-2, Mountain West), Dec. 15, 2 p.m. EST

LOCATION: Albuquerque, New Mexico

TOP PLAYERS

North Texas: QB Mason Fine, 3,734 yards passing, 27 touchdowns.

Utah State: QB Jordan Love, 3,208 yards passing, 28 touchdowns.

NOTABLE

North Texas: The Mean Green went 5-3 in Conference USA and finished second to UAB in the West. North Texas went bowling in 2016 and 2017, losing each time.

Utah State: The Aggies lost their opener at Michigan State and their final regular season game at Boise State 33-24. But in between, Utah State rattled off 10 consecutive wins - a stretch good enough to convince Texas Tech to hire their coach, Matt Wells.

LAST TIME

North Texas 31, Utah State 23 (October 9, 2004).

BOWL HISTORY

North Texas: Nine bowls, first appearance in New Mexico Bowl.

Utah State: Eleven bowls, second appearance in New Mexico Bowl.

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