The 2017 Nova® Home Loans Arizona Bowl will pit New Mexico State against Utah State. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 29 at Arizona Stadium. This will be the third year Tucson has hosted the Arizona Bowl.
Meanwhile, the pre-game festivities begin with the 2017 Downtown Block Party on Thursday, Dec. 28, 3-8 p.m., near Armory Park, across from the Children’s Museum. The event will feature carnival rides and the marching bands and cheerleaders from both schools. A musical performance by Neon Trees (1:30-2:45 p.m.) will highlight the pre-game tailgate festival on campus, and A Flock of Seagulls will be the musical act for the after-party (approximately 8 p.m.) at Armory Park, 220 S. 6th Ave.