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BYU Heading To New Mexico Bowl

Looks like the Mountain West filled out their bowl obligations and are now only waiting on if TCU will be going to the Rose Bowl or the BCS title game. BYU is the latest team to announce where they are going for their bowl game. The Cougars will be going to the New Mexico Bowl for the first time ever.

The opponent is scheduled to be a WAC team, but there are some back room dealings going on to get UTEP to go to the New Mexico Bowl. Jeff Sembieda who is the New Mexico Executive Director sounds like he really wants UTEP in his bowl game:

"I think everything about UTEP is attractive to us," New Mexico Bowl Executive Director Jeff Siembieda said. "The proximity, the passion that Miner fans have for that program, the tradition they're got there, the familiarity with New Mexico football with UTEP. There's so much that's attractive about them."

If this comes true it would pit two old WAC rivals for the first time since they were both part of the failed 16 team WAC.

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