It’s not often you see a college football program decline a bowl invitation, but it’s not completely out of the question for New Mexico State, who has the longest postseason drought in the country.
NMSU is currently 4-5 this season and needs just two wins in their last three games to become bowl eligible. The Aggies last played in a bowl game in 1960 (Sun Bowl).
NMSU Chancellor and President, Garrey Carruthers believes location could be the deciding factor if the Aggies go bowling.
“If you stick us too far out east, then it becomes a financial issue with our fans,” said Carruthers. “If you’re obligated to buy X number of tickets and we can’t sell them to our fans, then it would become a costly enterprise.”
Most projections have NMSU playing in the Arizona Bowl (Tucson, AZ) or the New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque, NM), which is exactly what they would prefer.
NMSU is at Louisiana Lafayette this week before they close out the regular season with back-to-back home games.