The 2017 New Mexico Bowl between Colorado State and Marshall begins at 4:30 pm ET on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Find the score and live updates below.
Marshall-Colorado State score, updates in 2017 New Mexico Bowl
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College football bowl schedule: Time, TV channel, live stream for Marshall-Colorado State in New Mexico Bowl
Matchup: Marshall (7-5, 4-4 Conference USA) vs. Colorado State (7-5, 5-3 Mountain West)
Time: 4:30 p.m. ET
TV channel: ESPN
Online live stream: The 2017 New Mexico Bowl will be streaming on WatchESPN.
New Mexico Bowl history
The 2017 installment will be the 12th New Mexico Bowl. The bowl game currently features team from the Mountain West Conference and Conference USA. Find the results of each past game and the offensive and defensive MVPs of past New Mexico Bowls below.
2006: San Jose State 20, New Mexico 12 — MVPs: James Jones, Matt Castelo
2007: New Mexico 23, Nevada 0 — MVPs: Donovan Porterie, Brett Madsen
2008: Colorado State 40, Fresno State 35 — MVPs: Gartrell Johnson, Tommie Hill
2009: Wyoming 35, Fresno State 28 (2 OT) — MVPs: Austyn Carta-Samuels, Mitch Unrein
2010: BYU 52, UTEP 24 — MVPs: Jake Heaps, Andrew Rich
2011: Temple 37, Wyoming 15 — MVPs: Chris Coyer, Tahir Whitehead
2012: Arizona 49, Nevada 49 — MVPs: Matt Scott, Marquis Flowers
2013: Colorado State 48, Washington State 45 — MVPs: Connor Halliday, Shaquil Barrett
2014: Utah State 21, UTEP 6 — MVPs: Kent Myers, Zach Vigil
2015: Arizona 45, New Mexico 37 — MVPs: Anu Solomon, Scooby Wright
2016: New Mexico 23, UTSA 20 — MVPs: Lamar Jordan, Dakota Cox
2017 New Mexico Bowl: Marshall-Colorado State preview
Colorado State enters the 2017 New Mexico Bowl hoping to end its three-game bowl losing streak. The Rams have qualified for a postseason game in each of the last three seasons, but they came up short in the Las Vegas Bowl in 2014, the Arizona Bowl in 2015 and the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl last season. But it’s looking like there’s a good chance the Rams will snap that skid this year. Mike Bobo’s Colorado State team is heading into the matchup against Marshall as a 5.5-point favorite, and ESPN’s Football Percentage Index gives the Rams a 59.6 percent chance to win the New Mexico Bowl.
Colorado State had three players put up impressive offensive numbers in 2017. Quarterback Nick Stevens threw for 3,479 yards, 27 touchdowns, 10 interceptions and had a 63.6 completion percentage. His favorite target was wide receiver was Michael Gallup, who racked up 94 catches for 1,345 yards — a mark which ranked fifth in the nation. Gallup found the end zone 7 times in 2017 and had six games where he went over the 100-yard mark. On the ground, Colorado State got 1,349 yards from Dalyn Dawkins. Dawkins and Izzy Matthews both scored 8 rushing touchdowns for the Rams.
Both Colorado State and Marshall stumbled toward the end of the season. Colorado State lost three of its last four games, while Marshall dropped four of its last five contests after staring the season 6-1. The Thundering Herd are currently on a five-game bowl winning streak, which dates back to the 2009 season when they won the Little Caesar’s Bowl. Marshall won three straight bowl games between 2013-2015 but missed the postseason in 2016 with a 3-9 mark. In 2017, Marshall’s offense is led by quarterback Chase Litton, who threw for 2,853 yards, 23 touchdowns and 12 interceptions this season. The Thundering Herd also had one of Conference USA’s best defenses, allowing just 19.3 points per game — the 17th-best mark in the country.
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