Football fans are eager for the upcoming rivalry game between the University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University on Sept. 11 at University Stadium.

The Lobos are coming off of their 27-17 win against Houston Baptist University last week; meanwhile, the Aggies are already on a two-game losing streak at the start of their season.

Red Rally will preface the game on Sept. 9. This event, taking place on Johnson Field, will feature a 25-foot-tall Aggie effigy on a stake that will be burned to the ground.

The rivalry between UNM and NMSU, also referred to as the Rio Grande rivalry, stems from 1894 when the two schools originally competed against each other. Last season, which was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was the first season without a rivalry game between the two institutions since 1945.

Megan Gleason is the Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Lobo. She can be contacted at or on Twitter @fabflutist2716