Arizona–New Mexico football rivalry

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Arizona–New Mexico football rivalry
University of Arizona Block A.svg NM Lobos Text Logo.png
Arizona Wildcats New Mexico Lobos

Sport(s) Football
Total meetings 66
Series record Arizona leads, 43–20–3
First meeting November 26, 1908
Arizona 10, New Mexico 5
Last meeting September 13, 2008
New Mexico 36, Arizona 28
Largest win Arizona, 38–0 (1950)
Longest win streak Arizona, 10 (1947–1956)
Longest unbeaten streak Arizona, 13 (1941–1956)
Current win streak New Mexico, 2 (2007–2008)
Trophy Kit Carson Rifle (1938–1990)

The Arizona–New Mexico football rivalry is the name of the rivalry between the Arizona Wildcats and the New Mexico Lobos. The two teams have met 66 times on the football field, with Arizona currently holding a 43–20–3 edge in the all time series.[1][2][3]

Kit Carson Rifle[edit]

From 1938 to 1990, the winner of the rivalry took ownership of the Kit Carson Rifle. The gun is a Springfield Model 1866 rifle that is rumored to have once belonged to the famous frontier scout, Kit Carson. Game scores from each game are carved into the stock of the rifle. Prior to the 1997 Insight.com Bowl, the two schools announced that they would retire the rifle due to concerns of its history of violence against Native Americans, and it has not been used during any subsequent games between the two schools.[4]

Game results[edit]

Arizona victories
New Mexico victories
Tie games
# Date Location Winner Score Series
AZ NM Overall Trophy
1 November 26, 1908 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 10 5 UA 1–0
2 November 13, 1909 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 11 23 Tied 1–1
3 November 24, 1910 Tucson, AZ Arizona 1 0 UA 2–1
4 November 30, 1911 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 6 0 UA 3–1
5 November 30, 1912 Tucson, AZ Arizona 22 9 UA 4–1
6 November 21, 1913 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 7 3 UA 5–1
7 November 20, 1920 Tucson, AZ Arizona 28 7 UA 6–1
8 November 19, 1921 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 24 0 UA 7–1
9 November 18, 1922 Tucson, AZ Arizona 10 0 UA 8–1
10 November 3, 1923 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 14 7 UA 9–1
11 November 11, 1924 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 0 3 UA 9–2
12 November 7, 1925 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 24 0 UA 10–2
13 November 6, 1926 Tucson, AZ Arizona 21 0 UA 11–2
14 November 5, 1927 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 6 7 UA 11–3
15 November 3, 1928 Tucson, AZ Tied 6 6 UA 11–3–1
16 November 23, 1929 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 6 0 UA 12–3–1
17 November 15, 1930 Tucson, AZ Arizona 33 0 UA 13–3–1
18 November 14, 1931 Albuquerque, NM Tied 7 7 UA 13–3–2
19 November 11, 1932 Tucson, AZ Arizona 13 6 UA 14–3–2
20 November 11, 1933 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 0 7 UA 14–4–2
21 November 3, 1934 Tucson, AZ Arizona 14 6 UA 15–4–2
22 November 23, 1935 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 38 6 UA 16–4–2
23 November 7, 1936 Tucson, AZ Arizona 28 0 UA 17–4–2
24 November 13, 1937 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 23 0 UA 18–4–2
25 October 29, 1938 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 7 20 UA 18–5–2 UNM 1–0
26 November 25, 1939 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 6 7 UA 18–6–2 UNM 2–0
27 November 23, 1940 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 12 13 UA 18–7–2 UNM 3–0
28 October 18, 1941 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 31 6 UA 19–7–2 UNM 3–1
29 November 7, 1942 Tucson, AZ Arizona 14 13 UA 20–7–2 UNM 3–2
30 November 16, 1946 Albuquerque, NM Tied 13 13 UA 20–7–3 UNM 3–2–1
31 October 25, 1947 Tucson, AZ Arizona 22 12 UA 21–7–3 Tied 3–3–1
32 November 6, 1948 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 14 6 UA 22–7–3 UA 4–3–1
33 November 5, 1949 Tucson, AZ Arizona 46 14 UA 23–7–3 UA 5–3–1
34 November 4, 1950 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 38 0 UA 24–7–3 UA 6–3–1
35 November 3, 1951 Tucson, AZ Arizona 32 20 UA 25–7–3 UA 7–3–1
36 November 1, 1952 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 13 7 UA 26–7–3 UA 8–3–1
37 October 10, 1953 Tucson, AZ Arizona 20 0 UA 27–7–3 UA 9–3–1
38 October 23, 1954 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 41 7 UA 28–7–3 UA 10–3–1
39 November 19, 1955 Tucson, AZ Arizona 27 6 UA 29–7–3 UA 11–3–1
40 October 20, 1956 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 26 12 UA 30–7–3 UA 12–3–1
41 October 19, 1957 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 0 27 UA 30–8–3 UA 12–4–1
42 October 18, 1958 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 13 33 UA 30–9–3 UA 12–5–1
43 October 17, 1959 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 7 28 UA 30–10–3 UA 12–6–1
44 October 22, 1960 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 26 14 UA 31–10–3 UA 13–6–1
45 October 21, 1961 Tucson, AZ Arizona 22 21 UA 32–10–3 UA 14–6–1
46 September 29, 1962 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 25 35 UA 32–11–3 UA 14–7–1
47 December 7, 1963 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 15 22 UA 32–12–3 UA 14–8–1
48 October 10, 1964 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 7 10 UA 32–13–3 UA 14–9–1
49 October 9, 1965 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 2 24 UA 32–14–3 UA 14–10–1
50 October 8, 1966 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 36 15 UA 33–14–3 UA 15–10–1
51 November 4, 1967 Tucson, AZ Arizona 48 13 UA 34–14–3 UA 16–10–1
52 September 28, 1968 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 19 8 UA 35–14–3 UA 17–10–1
53 October 25, 1969 Tucson, AZ Arizona 52 28 UA 36–14–3 UA 18–10–1
54 November 7, 1970 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 7 35 UA 36–15–3 UA 18–11–1
55 October 30, 1971 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 28 34 UA 36–16–3 UA 18–12–1
56 October 14, 1972 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 27 15 UA 37–16–3 UA 19–12–1
57 October 13, 1973 Tucson, AZ Arizona 22 14 UA 38–16–3 UA 20–12–1
58 September 28, 1974 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 15 10 UA 39–16–3 UA 21–12–1
59 October 25, 1975 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 34 44 UA 39–17–3 UA 21–13–1
60 November 20, 1976 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 15 21 UA 39–18–3 UA 21–14–1
61 November 12, 1977 Tucson, AZ Arizona 15 13 UA 40–18–3 UA 22–14–1
62 September 19, 1987 Tucson, AZ Arizona 20 9 UA 41–18–3 UA 23–14–1
63 September 15, 1990 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 25 10 UA 42–18–3 UA 24–14–1
64 December 27, 1997 Tucson, AZ Arizona 20 14 UA 43–18–3
65 September 15, 2007 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 27 29 UA 43–19–3
66 September 13, 2008 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 28 36 UA 43–20–3
Totals 1269 820 UA 43–20–3 UA 24–14–1

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kit Carson Rifle Goes On Block In New Mexico Game". Prescott Evening Courier. November 4, 1949. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  2. ^ "Wildcats Seeking Kit Carson Rifle". Prescott Evening Courier. November 4, 1948. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  3. ^ "Kit Carson rifle no reward". Tucson Citizen. September 13, 2007. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  4. ^ "Rifle retired in Wildcat-Lobo rivalry". Tucson Citizen. December 19, 1997. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  5. ^ "Arizona vs New Mexico - All Time". cfreference.net. Retrieved 2013-03-09.