The Mountain West on Monday announced the Lobos schedule, which includes at least two home games in every month of the 2015 season. The Lobos will start their campaign with two games at University Stadium against Mississippi Valley State on Sept. 5 and Tulsa on Sept. 12.
UNM’s toughest nonconference game will be on Sept. 18 at Arizona State. The kickoff time at Tempe, Arizona, is 8 p.m. MT. The game at Arizona State was originally slated for Saturday, Sept. 19, but because of a slew of PAC-12 contests scheduled to be televised that day, the game was moved to Friday, Sept. 18. It’s the only Friday game on the schedule for UNM.
However, the Lobos will get an extra day off to prepare for their conference season opener at Wyoming on Sept. 26. UNM will follow that game up with its annual game against in-state rival New Mexico State on Oct. 3. The Lobos will continue their conference schedule at Nevada on Oct. 10.
In the final six games of the regular season, UNM will have to leave Albuquerque just twice beginning with a home game against Hawaii on Oct. 17. UNM will then travel to San Jose State on Oct. 24. The contest against the Spartans will be the first time the two teams face as conference opponents. The Lobos will play host to Utah State on Nov. 7 after coming off their bye week.
A week later on Nov. 14, UNM will head to Boise, Idaho to take on a Boise State team that finished 16th in the final Associated Press Poll of the 2014-2015 season.
UNM finishes out its home schedule with Colorado State on Nov. 21 and Air Force on Nov. 28. It will be the first time UNM ends the season with AFA since 2005.
UNM’s final four home opponents all won at least 10 games last season, including wins over the Lobos. CSU earned the largest margin of victory over UNM in conference play after a 58-20 win in Fort Collins, Colorado.
UNM’s opponents went 76-76 last season.
No kickoff times have been announced yet besides the ASU game.
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New Mexico 2015 football schedule
Sept. 5: Mississippi Valley State, Albuquerque
Sept. 12: Tulsa, Albuquerque
Sept. 18: at Arizona State
Sept. 26: at Wyoming*
Oct. 3: New Mexico State
Oct. 10: at Nevada*
Oct. 17: Hawaii
Oct. 24: at San Jose State*
Nov. 7: Utah State*
Nov. 14: at Boise State*
Nov. 21: Colorado State *
Nov. 28: Air Force*
* denotes conference games
Source: The Mountain West