New Mexico adds Liberty, HBU, Texas A&M and UCLA to future schedules

By Kevin Kelley -

The New Mexico Lobos have added future football games vs. Liberty, Houston Baptist, Texas A&M, and UCLA, has learned.

Copies of contracts for each opponent, except UCLA, were obtained earlier today from the University of New Mexico via a public records request.

New Mexico and Liberty will play a home-and-home series in 2018 and 2019. The Lobos and Flames will meet at University Stadium in Albuquerque on Sept. 29, 2018 and then at Williams Stadium in Lynchburg, Va. on Sept. 28, 2019.

According to a copy of the contract, the teams will not trade guarantees and there is a $750,000 penalty for breaching the agreement.

Liberty is currently transitioning to the FBS from the FCS. The Flames will begin play as an FBS Independent for the 2018 season.

New Mexico will open the 2021 season at home against the Houston Baptist Huskies on Sept. 4. HBU will receive a $385,000 guarantee for the game, according to a copy of the contract.

Houston Baptist played a developmental season in 2013 and officially began playing football during the 2014 season. They are a member of the Southland Conference in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).

New Mexico will travel to College Station to take on the Texas A&M Aggies on Sept. 18, 2021. Per a copy of the contract, the Lobos will receive a $1.1 million guarantee for the game.

The Lobos are also scheduled to visit College Station this season on Nov. 11. The two schools have met three times in their history and the Aggies lead the series 3-0.

New Mexico also announced this evening that they have added a future game at UCLA. The Lobos will travel to face the Bruins at the Rose Bowl on Sept. 13, 2025 and they will receive a $1.2 million guarantee.

Last week, we reported that UTEP and New Mexico have scheduled a home-and-home series for 2021 and 2022. The two schools will meet at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso on Sept. 25, 2021 and at University Stadium in Albuquerque on Sept. 17, 2022.

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