The New Mexico State Aggies and the UMass Minutemen have scheduled a four-game, home-and-home football series, NMSU Director of Athletics Mario Moccia announced on Friday.
In the first game of the series, which will also be the first meeting between the two schools, New Mexico State will travel to face UMass at McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Amherst on Nov. 7, 2020.
New Mexico State will also travel to take on UMass two seasons later on Oct. 8, 2022.
UMass will make trips to face NM State at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces on Nov. 27, 2021 and again on Sept. 30, 2023.
“Having a home and home series against UMass is another positive move for our future schedule,” said head football coach Doug Martin. “This opens up recruits from east coast junior colleges to see our style of play and give us a better chance to get quality players from that part of the country.
New Mexico State will begin competing as an FBS Independent in 2018. UMass has been an Independent since the 2016 season, and partnering with the Aggies to schedule future football games was inevitable.