WSU Cougars vs Colorado State Rams Gildan New Mexico Bowl 2013: 5 Things to Watch

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1: First Bowl Games for Everybody

Oct 12, 2013; Pullman, WA, USA; Washington Sate Cougars mascot Butch performs with the band against the Oregon State Beavers during the second half at Martin Stadium. The Beavers beat the Cougars 52-24. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

This will be the first bowl game for every member of both teams (at least as it pertains to being associated with their respective schools). The Colorado State Rams haven’t been to one since 2008, an exciting 40-35 New Mexico Bowl win over Nevada. Washington State hasn’t been to one since 2003, a thrilling 28-20 Holiday Bowl win over Texas.

There’s not a better bowl to start this whole bowl season off! Both fan bases will be jacked, the players will come out with a crazy amount of energy and both teams will play some great football. The coaching stories are fantastic for ESPN and the teams both sport school record setting quarterbacks.

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