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Jordan Love #10 of the Utah State Aggies throws a second half pass while playing the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on August 31, 2018 in East Lansing, Michigan. Michigan State won the game 38-31. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Aggies To Play North Texas In New Mexico Bowl

Jordan Love #10 of the Utah State Aggies throws a second half pass while playing the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on August 31, 2018 in East Lansing, Michigan. Michigan State won the game 38-31. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

LOGAN, Utah – It’s official, Utah State will be playing North Texas in the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday Dec. 15.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for our program. It is a fantastic reward for all of the hard work and dedication that our players have put in, from all the offseason workouts, to watching film to the practice field. I am so happy for them,” said Utah State interim head coach Frank Maile. “We are excited to represent Utah State University, Cache Valley and Aggie Nation at the New Mexico Bowl.”

This will be Utah State’s seventh bowl game in the past eight seasons and the 13th in school history. The Aggies are 4-8 all-time in bowl games.

Utah State will play in the New Mexico Bowl for the second time in school history. Last time was in 2014 when the Aggies beat UTEP 21-6.

The 10-2 Aggies will go head-to-head with 9-3 North Texas in the bowl game. The Mean Green finished second in the Conference USA West division after a 5-3 conference record.

This will be the eighth meeting between these two schools as they were in the Big West and Sun Belt Conferences together. The Aggies are 4-3 against the Mean Green all-time with the last meeting taking place in 2004.

Slated to kick off on Dec. 15th at noon, the game will be televised on ESPN.