The University of New Mexico football team is finalizing a change in its schedule, moving its Aug. 29 home game against Idaho State to Sept. 19, UNM athletic director Eddie Nuñez said on Wednesday.
Nuñez said UNM may open the season on Aug. 29 anyway, possibly at rival New Mexico State.
“We’re still working with state officials regarding fall sports,” Nuñez said. “We haven’t finalized any contracts or dates.”
The Aggies had a cancellation of their Week 0 (Aug. 29) game in Los Angeles vs. UCLA, which is in the Pac-12 and has decided to play conference opponents only this season because of COVID-19 public health concerns.
“We have definitely been talking to different schools about filling that game on the schedule,” Moccia said of Aug. 29. “Certainly I’ve had conversations with Eddie. I’d rather have a schedule and then deal with whatever happens tomorrow or the next day, than not have the schedule on the books. We are certainly looking to fill that game.”
In the original schedule, UNM was to play at NMSU on Sept. 19.