New Mexico adds Wisconsin, Rutgers, ULM to future schedules

By Kevin Kelley -

The New Mexico Lobos have added Wisconsin, Rutgers, ULM, and three FCS schools to their future football schedules, the school announced Monday.

“We’ve worked hard to create a balance with our upcoming schedules, taking into account competitive balance, recruiting benefits, television exposure and financial elements,” said UNM Chief Operating Officer Tim Cass.  “We still have some work to do for 2018 and beyond, but we feel pretty good about where we sit for the next few seasons, and we are excited about having seven home games next year.”

New Mexico will travel to face Rutgers at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, NJ on Sept. 17, 2016. The Lobos will receive a $950,000 guarantee for playing the game.

Two years later, the Lobos are scheduled to visit Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison. The game is set for Sept. 8, 2018 and New Mexico will receive a $1.2 million guarantee.

New Mexico has scheduled a home-and-home football series with the ULM Warhawks beginning in 2016. New Mexico will host ULM at University Stadium in Albuquerque on Oct. 22, 2016 and will travel to face the Warhawks at Malone Stadium in Monroe on Sept. 7, 2019.

The Lobos have also added future games against three Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) opponents. New Mexico will host Mississippi Valley State on Sept. 5, 2015, Abilene Christian on Sept. 2, 2017, and Incarnate Word on Sept. 1, 2018.

Today’s schedule additions completes the non-conference schedule for the Lobos through the 2017 season. UNM needs one more game in 2018 and two in both the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

New Mexico Future Schedules








Comments (6)

Why were the Lobos unable to schedule the two Montana schools or Northern Colorado from the Big Sky? Price too high?

North Dakota State needs a FBS opponent for 2015. The Bison have a 9/26 opening. Or is everyone afraid to play the Bison? Even if it is a home game.

Maybe Air Force?

Incarnate Word? Aren’t they in the same conference as the United Sisters of the Poor? What are we talking about here? I’ve heard of scheduling patsy’s but Incarnate Word – riduculous!!