NMSU Football Announces Four Games With UMass

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The New Mexico State football team and the University of Massachusetts have signed a pair home-and-home series between 2020-23 Director of Athletics Mario Moccia announced on Friday.

"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.

The first meeting in history between the Aggies and Minutemen is scheduled for Nov. 7, 2020, at McGuirk Stadium. UMass then makes the return trip to Aggie Memorial Stadium in 2021 for a Nov. 27 showdown.

NM State then heads back to the east coast for a matchup on Oct. 8, 2022 in Amherst, Ma. The final game between the teams is set to take place on Sept. 30, 2023 in the City of Crosses.

New Mexico State wrapped up the 2017 campaign 7-6 overall and 4-4 in conference play after snapping a 57-year bowl drought when it captured the 2017 NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl championship with a thrilling 26-20 overtime win over Utah State on Dec. 29, 2017.