New Mexico State will likely play in a bowl game for the first time since 1960.
Utah State also closed out the season with a 6-6 mark.
USU will travel to Tucson for the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl vs New Mexico State on December 29 at 3:30 p.m. MT. Ironically, that was the last bowl game NMSU had appeared in prior to this season. It will be USU's sixth bowl game in seven years.
Marcus Peters tosses referee's flag into stands
Peters' actions came after the Chiefs were called for defensive holding on a two-point conversion attempt by the New York Jets . The Chiefs then jumped ahead when Tyreek Hill caught his second long touchdown of the day, this one 40 yards from Smith.
Rogers passed for 451 yards and led the late drive that earned the Aggies a 22-17 win over South Alabama on Saturday, earning the school its first bowl game in 57 years in the process.
BC-FBC-Bowl Eligibility Watch, 148 Florida State, New Mexico State last to become bowl eligibleEds: APNewsNow. The 2 they wanted did end up in the bowl, with NMSU and USU. CSU previously won the New Mexico Bowl in 2013 under then head coach Jim McElwain (CSU 48, Washington State 45) and again in 2008 with Steve Fairchild at the helm (CSU 40, New Mexico 35). Lower-tier bowl games are typically costly enterprises for schools and New Mexico State isn't in a position to absorb a financial hit.
Utah State is 58-30 all-time against current members of the Sun Belt Conference, which includes a 30-7 record against New Mexico State, a 20-17-2 record against Idaho, a 4-3 record against Arkansas State, a 1-1 record versus Louisiana, a 1-2 record against both Louisiana-Monroe and Troy, and a 1-0 record against Texas State.