Arizona will participate in its 17th bowl game in program history with the first coming at the 1921 Christmas Classic in San Diego. After a drought from the 1999-2007 seasons, the Wildcats have played in a bowl game in four of the last five seasons, missing only the 2011 campaign. Arizona and Nevada have met three previous times on the gridiron, with the series split evenly at 1-1-1. The Wildcats won the last meeting, 26-7, on Oct. 11, 1941, in Tucson.
"We're thrilled to be part of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl," Athletics Director Greg Byrne said. "It's a great accomplishment for Coach Rodriguez and his staff to earn a bowl bid in their first season. Our players are excited and it means a lot to our senior class. I know The University of Arizona will be well represented by our fans, staff and student-athletes at the Gildan New Mexico Bowl."
In a side note, Nevada's radio play-by-play announcer is UA grad and former Tucson Sidewinder's broadcaster Ryan Radtke.
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