Arizona–New Mexico football rivalry

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Arizona–New Mexico football rivalry
First meeting November 26, 1908
Arizona 10, New Mexico 5
Latest meeting December 19, 2015
Arizona 45, New Mexico 37
Trophy Kit Carson Rifle (1938–90)
Statistics
Meetings total 67
All-time series Arizona leads, 44–20–3
Largest victory Arizona, 38–0 (1950)
Longest win streak Arizona, 10 (1947–56)
Current win streak Arizona, 1 (2015)

The Arizona–New Mexico football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the Arizona Wildcats and New Mexico Lobos. They have met 67 times on the football field. Arizona leads the series 44–20–3.[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
1 November 26, 1908 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 10–5
2 November 13, 1909 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 23–11
3 November 24, 1910 Tucson, AZ Arizona 1–0
4 November 30, 1911 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 6–0
5 November 30, 1912 Tucson, AZ Arizona 22–9
6 November 21, 1913 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 7–3
7 November 20, 1920 Tucson, AZ Arizona 28–7
8 November 19, 1921 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 24–0
9 November 18, 1922 Tucson, AZ Arizona 10–0
10 November 3, 1923 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 14–7
11 November 11, 1924 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 3–0
12 November 7, 1925 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 24–0
13 November 6, 1926 Tucson, AZ Arizona 21–0
14 November 5, 1927 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 7–6
15 November 3, 1928 Tucson, AZ Tie 6–6
16 November 23, 1929 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 6–0
17 November 15, 1930 Tucson, AZ Arizona 33–0
18 November 14, 1931 Albuquerque, NM Tie 7–7
19 November 11, 1932 Tucson, AZ Arizona 13–6
20 November 11, 1933 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 7–0
21 November 3, 1934 Tucson, AZ Arizona 14–6
22 November 23, 1935 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 38–6
23 November 7, 1936 Tucson, AZ Arizona 28–0
24 November 13, 1937 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 23–0
25 October 29, 1938 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 20–7
26 November 25, 1939 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 7–6
27 November 23, 1940 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 13–12
28 October 18, 1941 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 31–6
29 November 7, 1942 Tucson, AZ Arizona 14–13
30 November 16, 1946 Albuquerque, NM Tie 13–13
31 October 25, 1947 Tucson, AZ Arizona 22–12
32 November 6, 1948 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 14–6
33 November 5, 1949 Tucson, AZ Arizona 46–14
34 November 4, 1950 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 38–0
# Date Location Winner Score
35 November 3, 1951 Tucson, AZ Arizona 32–20
36 November 1, 1952 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 13–7
37 October 10, 1953 Tucson, AZ Arizona 20–0
38 October 23, 1954 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 41–7
39 November 19, 1955 Tucson, AZ Arizona 27–6
40 October 20, 1956 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 26–12
41 October 19, 1957 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 27–0
42 October 18, 1958 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 33–13
43 October 17, 1959 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 28–7
44 October 22, 1960 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 26–14
45 October 21, 1961 Tucson, AZ Arizona 22–21
46 September 29, 1962 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 35–25
47 December 7, 1963 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 22–15
48 October 10, 1964 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 10–7
49 October 9, 1965 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 24–2
50 October 8, 1966 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 36–15
51 November 4, 1967 Tucson, AZ Arizona 48–13
52 September 28, 1968 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 19–8
53 October 25, 1969 Tucson, AZ Arizona 52–28
54 November 7, 1970 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 35–7
55 October 30, 1971 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 34–28
56 October 14, 1972 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 27–15
57 October 13, 1973 Tucson, AZ Arizona 22–14
58 September 28, 1974 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 15–10
59 October 25, 1975 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 44–34
60 November 20, 1976 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 21–15
61 November 12, 1977 Tucson, AZ Arizona 15–13
62 September 19, 1987 Tucson, AZ Arizona 20–9
63 September 15, 1990 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 25–10
64 December 27, 1997 Tucson, AZ Arizona 20–14
65 September 15, 2007 Tucson, AZ New Mexico 29–27
66 September 13, 2008 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico 36–28
67 December 19, 2015 Albuquerque, NM Arizona 45–37
Series: Arizona leads 44–20–3

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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.