#120CowboyTough, 25 Days to Kickoff: Kevin Lowe's Big Day

Aug. 7, 2013

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Kevin Lowe's Big Day

On Nov. 10, 1984, Kevin Lowe's legs carried him into the history books. Against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits, the speedy tailback helped UW earn a 45-29 win over SDSU with a virtuoso performance.

After grabbing an early lead and with the UW defense forcing a three-and-out, the Cowboy offense got the ball back early in the first quarter. They called Lowe's number on an option read, and after taking the pitch, he raced 76 yards for a UW score. That one run makes for a pretty good rushing day for a tailback - but Lowe was just getting started. He added scoring runs of 76 and 87 yards, and powered his way to 63 more yards on seven more carries to tally a staggering 302 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

With just 10 attempts, Lowe's 30.2 yards-per-carry average set an NCAA all-time mark for average yards gained per rush in a single game. To this day, it remains the NCAA's best average, and is Wyoming's best mark for single-game yardage.

About the #120CowboyTough Countdown

The 2013 season will mark the 120th anniversary of Wyoming Cowboy Football. To commemorate that anniversary, we will be counting down some of the great memories and moments from Wyoming football history over the next eight weeks leading up to the Cowboys' season opener at Nebraska on Aug. 31.

The 2013 "Countdown to Kickoff" will take Wyoming fans through Cowboy Football history chronologically. The first week will highlight some of the memorable moments from the period from the first season in 1893 through the 1940s. Then each successive week, the countdown will recall great moments from the 1950s, `60s, 70s, 80, 90s, 2000s and the current decade.

Our countdown will only touch on some of the greatest moments, but we encourage you, the Wyoming fans, to share your favorite memories through the official University of Wyoming Athletics Twitter (@wyoathletics) and Facebook pages (Wyoming Cowboys). Fans are encouraged to use #120CowboyTough when sharing their memories.

Enjoy the countdown, and we look forward to seeing you in War Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 7 for the home opener versus the Idaho Vandals.