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How to Watch, Stream and Listen: 2019 New Mexico Bowl

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The Central Michigan Chippewas (8-5, 6-3 MAC) and San Diego State Aztecs (9-3, 5-3 Mountain West) meet up in Albuquerque to meet up for the first time on Saturday afternoon.

The Chippewas were one possesion shy of winning the MAC title game under first-year Jim McElwain, a season removed from a 1-11 campaign, and are surely looking to end their storybook season on a positive note.

The Aztecs lost an opportunity to play Boise State in the Mountain West title game due to a one-score loss to Hawai’l, despite having a better overall record by winning percentage, and hope to cap off a 10-win season for the fourth time in five seasons.

We’ve got all the information you need to be able to watch (or listen) to this afternoon’s game in Albuquerque:


Television and streaming

The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, with television coverage starting at approximately 2 p.m. Eastern time. Clay Matvik (play-by-play), Ryan Leaf (color) and Dr. Jerry Punch (sideline) will provide the call for the game.

There are several ways to be able to watch the New Mexico Bowl, including:

  • Cable/satellite: ESPN is available on most television packages, while ESPN Deportes is usually available on Spanish-language cable/satellite packages as its own separate channel. Check your local listings or with your provider for more information.
  • ESPN App: The game is available for streaming on the ESPN App, which is available for download on both the Google Play and Apple stores. A valid cable or satellite subscription is required for viewing. The ESPN Deportes feed is also available on the app.
  • YouTube TV: YouTube TV has ESPN available in its default package. The service runs at $49.99/month, but new customers can get a free one-week trial.
  • Sling TV: Sling offers ESPN channels as part of their Sling Orange package, offered for $25/month. If you purchase a subscription now, you can get the first month of service for 40 percent off.
  • Hulu: Hulu offers a live TV package, featuring ESPN’s family of channels, which currently runs at $54.99/month. They’re currently offering a seven-day free trial, which can be redeemed on the site.
  • AT&T Now: AT&T Now offers a streaming package featuring the ESPN family of channels for $65/month. More details can be found here.

Terrestrial Radio/Streaming

The game will be available for a listening audience via each program’s affiliated radio stations. There will be a national radio broadcast for the New Mexico Bowl, provided by ESPN.

  • Central Michigan-centric broadcast: The CMU radio call can be found on 98.5 WUPS-FM, the Chippewas’ flagship station. Adam Jaksa (play-by-play) and Brock Gutierrez (color) will be on the call. The WUPS livestream can be found here, while a list of terrestrial stations can be found here.
  • San Diego State-centric broadcast: The SDSU radio call can be found on 1360 AM XTRA Sports, the Aztecs’ flagship station. The game can also be found on 101.5 KGB-FM (San Diego) and 1350 AM Fox Sports Inland Empire. Ted Leightner (play-by-play), Rich Orhnberger (color) and Chris Ello (sideline) will be on the call. The online stream can be found here.
  • National broadcast: ESPN is providing audio of the New Mexico Bowl, the first bowl game to be featured on ESPN Radio in 2019. Dave Neal (play-by-play), DJ Shockley (color) and Dawn Davenport (sideline) will provide the call. The call is available on your local ESPN Radio station, or on the ESPN App under the “audio home” tab.

Game Notes

  • Where/when: Dreamstyle Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Saturday, December 21, at 2:00 EST (noon local.)
  • Weather: 47 degrees and sunny, with light winds, 30 percent humidity and no chance of precipitation, per Weather.com.
  • Last meeting: No previous meetings
  • Last CMU bowl game appearance: 2017 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (L 14-37, Wyoming)
  • Last CMU bowl game win: 2012 LIttle Caesars Pizza Bowl (W 24-21, Western Kentucky)
  • Last SDSU bowl game appearance: 2018 Frisco Bowl (L 0-27, Ohio)
  • Last SDSU bowl game win: 2016 Las Vegas Bowl (W 24-16, Houston)
  • Betting odds: Buffalo is a 6.5-point favorite, with an over/under of 51.5, per OddsShark.com.