Auburn adds Mountain West opponent for 2024 season
Auburn has added a Group of 5 opponent from the Mountain West Conference to its schedule next decade.
The Tigers will play host to the New Mexico football team in a game scheduled for Sept. 14, 2024 according to an announcement from New Mexico athletic director Eddie Nuñez.
This will be the first ever football meeting between Auburn and New Mexico. From the New Mexico press release about the game, Auburn will pay $1.9 million and provide 500 complementary tickets with the option to buy 2,000 more on consignment to the Lobos to play the game.
New Mexico went 2-10 this year and hasn’t posted a winning season since 2016. Over the last three years, the Lobos are 8-28.
With the game still almost five years away, that can obviously change quickly, but New Mexico isn’t know to have a lot of success in football. The Lobos have posted two winning seasons over the last 12 years, and New Mexico has won more than seven games just three times since 2000.
The last time the Lobos went to a bowl game, it was to, ironically, the New Mexico Bowl, after the 2016 season. In fact, the last four bowl trips (2006, 2007, 2015, 2016) the Lobos have earned have been to the New Mexico Bowl.