ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Colorado State will play Washington State in the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 21.
The Mountain West Conference's Rams (7-6) also played in the 2008 New Mexico Bowl, which was the team's last trip to the postseason. The Rams defeated Fresno State 40-35.
"This is an exciting day not only for our team and our program, but for fans of Colorado State who have waited five years for the chance to go back to a bowl game," Colorado State coach Jim McElwain said. "I'm especially happy for our seniors, who have really stuck together and made a commitment to each other that they will get to finish their career experiencing a bowl game for the first time."