New Mexico, Utah Host First Bowl Games

By Vickie Frantz, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
December 15, 2012; 1:43 PM ET
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Temple running back Bernard Pierce (30) leaps over Wyoming defensive back Kenny Browder (24) and linebacker Brian Hendricks (8) in the second quarter of the New Mexico Bowl NCAA college football game in Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Jake Schoellkopf)

The college bowl games will begin today with the New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque, N.M., and the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise, Idaho.

The New Mexico Bowl begins at 1 p.m. EDT at the University of New Mexico Stadium. "The temperature at kick of will be 38 degrees F," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Dave Samuhel.

It will be mostly cloudy with the chance of a shower as the game is ending. Winds will be out of the southwest at 10-20 mph.

In Boise, Idaho, the game will begin at 4:30 p.m. at Bronco Stadium. "It will be a partly sunny day," Samuhel said. "The winds will be out of the southeast at 5-10 mph and the temperature at game time will be 37 degrees F."

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