2014 New Mexico Bowl was a college football bowl game that was played on December 20, 2014 at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The ninth annual New Mexico Bowl, it pitted the Utah State Aggies of the Mountain West Conference against the UTEP Miners of Conference USA. It was one of the  2014–15 bowl games that concluded the 2014 FBS football season. The game started at 12:20 p.m. MST and aired on ESPN. Sponsored by clothing company Gildan Activewear, the game was officially known as the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. Utah State beat UTEP by a score of 21–6.
Team selection Edit
The game featured the
Utah State Aggies of the Mountain West Conference against the UTEP Miners of Conference USA.
This was the third meeting between these two teams, with Utah State previously leading the series 2–0. The last time these two teams had met was in 1961.
Utah State Aggies Edit
This was Utah State's first New Mexico Bowl.
UTEP Miners Edit
This was UTEP's second New Mexico Bowl; the Miners had previously played in the
2010 game, where they lost to the BYU Cougars by a score of 52–24. It was also the Miners' first bowl appearance since that game, where they once again attempted to get their first bowl victory since the 1967 Sun Bowl.
Game summary Edit
Scoring summary Edit
32-yard field goal by Jay Mattox
Kent Myers 48-yard touchdown run, Nick Diaz kick good
Nick Vigil 3-yard touchdown run, Nick Diaz kick good
34-yard field goal by Jay Mattox
Joe Hill 11-yard touchdown run, Nick Diaz kick good
Time of Possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 21
Statistics  USU UTEP
First downs 16 12
Plays–yards 52–347 70–275
Rushes–yards 40–279 46–149
Passing yards 68 126
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 5–12–1 13–24–1
Time of possession 23:26 36:34
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