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Lobos Tabbed for Four on FOX Networks, One on SEC Network

by Frank Mercogliano

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The University of New Mexico was selected for four national television broadcasts on FOX networks, including a season finale against Utah State that has been moved to Friday of Thanksgiving weekend.  UNM’s game with Texas A&M was also announced to kickoff at 11 a.m. Mountain Time, noon in College Station on Saturday, September 18 on the SEC Network.

The Mountain West announced the 22 games on the networks of FOX, FS1 and FS2 on Thursday after announcing the first half of the national television slate on Wednesday.  Those were the games on CBS Sports Network.

UNM’s four FOX games will all be Mountain West contests.  It will start with UNM’s Mountain West opener against Air Force on October 2 in Albuquerque.  That game will be on either FOX, FS1 or FS2 with the network and time announced closer to broadcast.

UNM has two other games on either FOX, FS1 or FS2 without a definitive start time yet, both on the road.  The first is UNM’s anticipated trip to San Diego State, which is on October 9.  UNM head coach Danny Gonzales spent seven seasons at San Diego State, and his defensive coordinator Rocky Long was San Diego State’s head coach from 2011-2019.  That game at San Diego State will actually be played in Carson, California.

UNM also has a road game on the FOX networks on November 20 at Boise State in Albertson Stadium. Due to a quirk in the COVID-19 altered 2020 schedule, the Lobos didn’t face off with their Mountain Division foe last year.

The season finale against Utah State has been switched from the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend to the Friday morning after Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, at University Stadium.  The game will kickoff at 11 a.m. in Albuquerque, and it will be broadcast on FS1.

UMM still has five Mountain West controlled games (four conference games) available for selection by the MW’s third-tier partners, including Stadium.  UNM’s road game at UTEP is controlled by Conference USA and TV information for that game will be announced at a later date.