2004 Cowboy Football Schedule Announced

March 4, 2004

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

A trip to Texas A&M, a home game with the University of Mississippi, and conference home games with defending Mountain West Champion Utah, and old rival Air Force, highlight Wyoming's 2004 football schedule, announced Thursday by UW Athletics Director Gary Barta.

The 11-game schedule also features an ESPN Friday night game at Colorado State, October 22.

"We are extremely pleased with the schedule," UW Athletics Director Gary Barta said. "We appreciate the Mountain West Conference listening to us, and taking into account some of the factors that impact our fans. This is as good a schedule as if we sat down and put it together ourselves. I'm happy for Joe, the team, and our fans. With the added excitement of teams from the Big 12, and the Southeastern Conference, the schedule will be very challenging."

Barta indicated that game times would be announced at a later date.

The Cowboys will open the season on September 4, hosting Appalachian State (Boone, N.C.) of the Southern Conference. In addition to Texas A&M (September 11) and Ole Miss (Sept. 25), Louisiana-Monroe, of the Sunbelt Conference, rounds out the non-conference schedule. The Ole Miss game will mark the first time an SEC opponent has ever played at Laramie.

Wyoming will be meeting Ole Miss and Appalachian State for the first time. The Pokes are 0-2 against Texas A&M, and 2-0 against Louisiana-Monroe. They are making their second visit to College Station, and Louisiana-Monroe is making its second visit to Laramie.

Wyoming kicks off its Mountain West schedule on October 9, hosting San Diego State in War Memorial Stadium. The Cowboys will travel to arch rivals Brigham Young (October 16) and Colorado State (October 22) on successive weeks, before returning home to host Air Force, on October 30.

The schedule features just one home game in November, Utah, on the 13th. Sandwiched around that game will be a pair of road games to close out the season. The Cowboys will play at UNLV on November 6, and at New Mexico on November 20.

"No question we are excited about this schedule," Head Coach Joe Glenn said. "It is very 'fan friendly', and that's terrific. We are thankful to the league for working with us. Without question, it is a challenging schedule, and we are looking forward to it."

The September 4, start is the latest the Cowboys have opened a season since the 1999 campaign when they played at Tennessee, on September 4.

The Cowboys will begin spring practice in preparation for the 2004 season on March 27. Spring training will conclude with the Spring Game on April 24, at UW's Soccer Stadium.

2004 COWBOY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Date Day Opponent Location

Sept. 4 Sat. Appalachian State LaramieSept. 11 Sat. at Texas A & M College Station, Tx.Sept. 18 Sat. OPENSept. 25 Sat. Ole Miss Laramie Oct. 2 Sat. Louisiana-Monroe Laramie Oct. 9 Sat. San Diego State* LaramieOct. 16 Sat. at BYU* Provo, UtahOct. 22 Fri. at Colorado State* Ft. Collins, Colo.Oct. 30 Sat. Air Force* LaramieNov. 6 Sat. at UNLV* Las Vegas, Nev.Nov. 13 Sat. Utah* LaramieNov. 20 Sat. at New Mexico* Albuquerque, NM

Times and Television coverage to be announced at a later date.* Mountain West Conference games. Home games in bold.