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UNM, NMSU getting huge checks to play highly-ranked teams

UNM, NMSU getting huge checks to play highly-ranked teams

Patrick Hayes
September 05, 2019 10:15 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- The University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University football programs will be getting national exposure.

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The Aggies will take on No. 2-ranked Alabama on Sept. 7. The Lobos will play No. 8-ranked Notre Dame on Sept. 14.

In addition to the exposure and experience, NMSU will get $1.7 million for participating in the game.

UNM will earn $1.1 million for visiting South Bend, Indiana, where Lobo head coach Bob Davie previously coached.

UNM officials have not said if he will make the trip. He is recovering from a medical episode suffered after UNM’s first game of the season.

Getting paid to play tougher teams is nothing new. Schools all over the country pay other schools to participate in a game.

UNM paid Sam Houston State $350,000 to play in Albuquerque in their season opener.

The Lobos came away with a 39-31 victory.

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