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Rio Grande Rivalry
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First contestedJanuary 1, 1894
New Mexico 18, New Mexico A&M 6
Number of meetings109
Most recent meetingSeptember 15, 2018
New Mexico 42, New Mexico State 25
Next meetingSeptember 21, 2019
All-time seriesNew Mexico leads 71–33–5
Largest victoryNew Mexico State, 110–3 (1917)
Longest win streakNew Mexico, 18 (1938–1958)
Current streakNew Mexico, 1 (2018–present)

The New Mexico–New Mexico State football rivalry,[1] known as the Rio Grande Rivalry in all sports, is an annual football game between the University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University.

Series historyEdit

The rivalry between New Mexico's only two NCAA Division I institutions dates back to January 1, 1894 – eighteen years before New Mexico achieved statehood – when the schools met in a football contest in Albuquerque. While it is clear that New Mexico won that first game, school records seem to disagree on the score. According to New Mexico media guides the final score was 25–5 but according to New Mexico State media guides the score was 18–6. By the time New Mexico entered the union in 1912 UNM and New Mexico A&M (as NMSU was known prior to 1959) had already met on the gridiron six times. Beginning in 1993, the two universities played for the Maloof Trophy, but it was short-lived; the trophy was retired in 2000. Until 1937 the series was competitive with the Aggies holding a 15–12–4 lead over the Lobos. Since 1938 the Lobos have dominated the series 55–16–1 except during 1959–1968 when the Aggies won 7 of 10 meetings. The Lobos all-time advantage is 71–33–5, however the rivalry remains spirited. Most recently the Lobos defeated the Aggies 42-25 on September 15, 2018. The September 26, 2009 game when the Aggies won 20–17 in Albuquerque was the 100th time the teams had played each other.

Game resultsEdit

New Mexico victoriesNew Mexico State victoriesTie games
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 1894 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 18–6
2 1905 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico A&M 40–0
3 1906 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico A&M 25–5
4 1908 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico 10–6
5 1909 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 51–0
6 1911 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico A&M 10–6
7 1912 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico A&M 27–0
8 1913 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico A&M 13–0
9 1914 Albuquerque, NM Tie7–7
10 1915 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 13–0
11 1916 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 51–0
12 1917 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico A&M 110–3
13 1919 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 24–2
14 1920 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico A&M 14–7
15 1921 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 6–0
16 1922 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico A&M 7–0
17 1923 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico A&M 6–0
18 1924 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico A&M 6–0
19 1925 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 20–9
20 1926 Las Cruces, NM Tie6–6
21 1927 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico 26–9
22 1928 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 14–13
23 1929 Las Cruces, NM Tie7–7
24 1930 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico A&M 14–6
25 1931 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico A&M 13–6
26 1932 Albuquerque, NM Tie0–0
27 1933 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico 14–7
28 1934 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 12–6
29 1935 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico A&M 32–0
30 1936 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico A&M 7–6
31 1937 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico A&M 5–0
32 1938 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 6–2
33 1939 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico 9–6
34 1940 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 39–6
35 1941 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico 28–0
36 1942 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 32–0
37 1946 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico 7–6
38 1947 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 20–0
39 1948 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 61–0
40 1949 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico 14–13
41 1950 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 26–13
42 1951 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico 20–0
43 1952 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 23–0
44 1953 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico 28–6
45 1954 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 39–27
46 1955 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 14–7
47 1956 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico 14–6
48 1957 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 25–7
49 1958 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico 16–7
50 1959 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico A&M 29–12
51 1960 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico State 34–0
52 1961 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 41–7
53 1962 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 28–17
54 1963 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico State 13–12
55 1964 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 18–14
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
56 1965 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico State 20–6
57 1966 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico State 47–12
58 1967 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico State 54–7
59 1968 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico State 33–6
60 1969 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico 24–21
61 1970 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 24–17
62 1971 Albuquerque, NM Tie35–35
63 1972 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 55–20
64 1973 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 48–6
65 1974 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 26–24
66 1975 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico 52–28
67 1976 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico State 16–7
68 1977 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico 35–13
69 1978 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 35–20
70 1979 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico 30–16
71 1980 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 52–19
72 1981 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico 17–13
73 1982 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 66–14
74 1983 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico 31–10
75 1984 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 61–21
76 1985 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico 34–27
77 1986 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 45–14
78 1987 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico State 17–14
79 1988 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico 36–34
80 1989 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 45–13
81 1990 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico 29–12
82 1991 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 17–10
83 1992 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico State 42–39
84 1993 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 42–7
85 1994 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico 56–31
86 1995 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 36–24
87 1996 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico 28–7
88 1997 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 61–24
89 1998 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico State 28–27
90 1999 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico State 35–28
91 2000 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico 16–13
92 2001 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 53–0
93 2002 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico State 24–13
94 2003 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 24–17
95 2004 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico 38–3
96 2005 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 38–21
97 2006 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico 34–28
98 2007 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 44–34
99 2008 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico 35–24
100 2009 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico State 20–17
101 2010 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico State 16–14
102 2011 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico State 42–28
103 2012 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico 27–14
104 2013 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 66–17
105 2014 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico 38–35
106 2015 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 38–29
107 2016 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico State 32–31
108 2017 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico State 30–28
109 2018 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico 42–25
Series: New Mexico leads 71–33–5

See also Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "New Mexico State looks for second straight rivalry win over New Mexico". Las Cruces Sun News. September 8, 2017. http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/sports/college/nmsu/2017/09/08/new-mexico-state-looks-second-straight-rivalry-win-over-new-mexico/648128001/. ""The New Mexico State football team hasn't beaten rival New Mexico in consecutive years since DeWayne Walker beat the Lobos three straight times from 2009-2011.""

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