You can add NMSU football having to play home games at the Sun Bowl in February and March to the list of general weirdness caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Keep in mind, NMSU isn’t bring their spring football practices and intra-squad scrimmage to town.  They’ll be playing three actual games against different colleges and universities for which players will accumulate stats that will actually count.  The Aggies will play a total of three games at the Sun Bowl in February and March and this will be the extent of their delayed spring season.  Current restriction in New Mexico are what’s preventing the Aggies from playing these games in Las Cruces so they struck a deal with UTEP so that they can play in El Paso

For general information on these upcoming football games see below:

  • Games will be held without fans in attendance
  • Games are expected to be televised but details have not been released yet
  • Kickoff times are TBD
  • February 21, 2021 – NMSU vs. Tarleton State at the Sun Bowl
  • February 27, 2021 – NMSU vs. New Mexico Highlands at the Sun Bowl
  • March 6, 2021 – NMSU vs. Dixie State at the Sun Bowl

There is little doubt that 2020 and 2021 will not be forgotten anytime soon.  Life changed for everybody from one day to the next and the world found a way to get pretty creative in an effort to have life go on in some way, shape, and form.  At some point we’ll all be having conversations along the lines of “Remember when NMSU played its home football games in the Sun Bowl AFTER the college season ended?”  I think we’re all looking forward to certain things being predictable once again.  Like college football in the Fall.

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