NMSU Treating Arizona Bowl as a Business Trip

Las Cruces, NM - It was back in 1960 when New Mexico State last played in a bowl game, the longest bowl drought in college football. The president was Dwight Eisenhower and the average cost of a gallon of gas was 25 cents. That's all history.

There's no doubt this NMSU team deserves to enjoy the moment, but the Aggies are treating their first bowl appearance in 57 years like a business trip.

"We aren't practicing just to be out there and enjoy the time," said NMSU senior wide receiver Jaleel Scott. "We are really trying to win this game."

"It's one thing to make a bowl game, it's another to go win one," added NMSU senior quarterback Tyler Rogers. "That's what we want to do. We want to bring home that trophy."

It certainly would be a fairy tale ending to a story that has all the makings of a Hollywood classic.

"Getting to the bowl game is not the end of this story," said NMSU head coach Doug Martin. "We need this to be the beginning."

The Aggies will play Utah State in the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl in Tucson, Arizona on Friday, December 29th. Kickoff is at 3:30pm.

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