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On January 24, 2018, it was a picture-perfect scene as proud Americans and football fans came together to support Southern Arizona while watching an exciting game. The day was filled with exhilaration as it went into overtime, resulting in NMSU winning the game in a roar.
There was not a dry eye in the stadium as 11-year-old Jeremiah Young carried on his mother’s legacy and love for football as he marched onto the field with the team for the game’s coin toss. After his mother lost her battle to pancreatic cancer in 2016, football players, fans, friends, and loved ones supported him as he kept his mother’s memory alive.
As another exciting Bowl comes to an end, we watched 39 games over a 16-day period. If you were not able to catch them all, here’s a recap of the best and worst college football bowl games that were played.
Friday, NMSU was presented with the Arizona Bowl championship trophy as cheers and tears of happiness erupted from the team and the stands. The day is said to have been the most joyous moment at the stadium since 1929.
The 2017 Nova Home Loans Bowl was full of surprises and uncertainty down to the very last second of the season, leading to NMSU earning sports story of the year. After earning national recognition, head coach of the Aggies, Doug Martin, is on a mission to see if history can repeat itself.
Teammates and fans came running onto the field at Arizona Stadium as NMSU completed a historic season that has been 57 years in the making. They made an impressive comeback in an unexpected victory over Utah State in overtime.
After 57 years, fans of NMSU saw first-hand history in the making as they achieved their first bowl win since 1960. Fans stormed the field in celebration and victory after the team overcame the bowl’s longest drought after a 3-minute comeback win.
NMSU fans come in swarms to AZ Bowl. Jon Volpe (CEO of Nova Home Loans and co-founder of Arizona Bowl) talks about excitement of bowl week and such a success in Tucson.
Friday night’s game between Utah State and New Mexico State nearly sold out at 42,000 tickets. The game is expected to produce about $31 million, promoting a direct impact on Arizona’s economy to foster local businesses.
TUCSON’S OFFICIAL FOOTBALL FESTIVAL
The NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, is played between bowl-eligible teams from the Mountain West Conference and Sun Belt Conference.