Open Announce

Lobos Add Michigan to 2025 Schedule

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — When Danny Gonzales said he was open to playing anyone, he wasn’t kidding.  The University of New Mexico has officially added a road game at the University of Michigan.  That game will now serve as the season opener for the 2025 season, and it completes the 2025 non-conference opponent slate.

UNM will travel to Ann Arbor to open the season on Saturday, August 30.  Game time and television information will not become available until the spring of 2025 at the earliest.  The contest is the second major conference opponent for 2025 as UNM also travels to face UCLA on September 13 of that year.  UNM’s two non-conference opponents for 2025 are Idaho State at University Stadium on September 6 and New Mexico State, although no date is set yet for that game.

The matchup against the Wolverines will be the first meeting ever between the two programs, and it will be UNM’s fourth matchup against a team in the current configuration of the Big Ten.  New Mexico is 0-3 all-time vs. the current Big Ten, having lost to Wisconsin in 2018, Rutgers in 2016 and Nebraska in 1985 (Nebraska was a member of the Big 8 at the time of the meeting).

UNM heading to the “Big House” could mean a new attendance record for Lobo Football. The largest crowd to ever see the Lobos play was on September 8, 2012 when 100,990 watched UNM battle with the Texas Longhorns in Austin.  Michigan Stadium is the largest college football venue in the NCAA with capacity at 107,601

UNM now has at least one major conference opponent on the schedule each season through the 2028 year.

2021 – at Texas A&M
2022 – at LSU
2023 – at Texas A&M
2024 – at Auburn
2025 – at Michigan, at UCLA
2026 – at Oklahoma
2027 – at Oregon State, at Texas A&M
2028 – Oregon State