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National TV Schedule for Football Released

by Frank Mercogliano

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Five games have been slated for national television including the Lobo debut of head coach Bronco Mendenhall as the Mountain West released the television designations and times for the league’s 12 schools.

Additionally, the Big XII, the SEC and Conference USA also announced their schedules which include road games for New Mexico.

Overall, the Lobos will have three games, two home, on the Fox Family of Networks, and two games on ESPN’s over the air networks.

UNM’s 2024 schedule will open on Week 0 with a nationally televised game with Montana State.  The Lobos and the Bobcats, meeting for the first time ever, will kickoff at 2 pm at University Stadium in the debut of head coach Bronco Mendenhall on the UNM sidelines.  That game is the earliest home game in program history.  UNM will also have its season home finale against Washington State broadcast on one of the Fox networks.

UNM’s three non-conference road games all now have kickoff times.  UNM’s first road game of the season, at Arizona, will kickoff of at 8:30 pm Mountain Time, 7:30 pm in Tucson, and it will be broadcast on ESPN.  After a week off, UNM will head to SEC country to face the Auburn Tigers at 5:30 pm Mountain, 7:30 pm Eastern on September 14.  That game will be on either ESPN2 or ESPNU.

UNM’s other non-conference game is at New Mexico State on September 28, and that game will kickoff at 6 pm in Las Cruces.  It will fall under the C-USA contract and will most likely be on ESPN+.

UNM’s only conference game on national television will be UNM’s only Friday night game, as UNM will make its first trip to Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego for an 8:30 pm Mountain Time/7:30 pm Pacific Time kickoff with the Aztecs on FS1.

As previously announced, the 2024 Old Trapper Mountain West Football Championship game will be played on Friday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. MT/5 p.m. PT/3 p.m. HT and televised on FOX.

FOX Sports kick times and outlets will be determined during the regular season (generally a 12-day window).

Times for UNM’s other six conference games will be announced at a later date, along with any broadcast information.  To keep up with all the latest with Lobo Football, follow along on X (formerly Twitter), Instagram and Facebook.