Aug. 26, 2010
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming and Utah State University announced on Thursday that they will play a four-game series in football beginning in 2011 and spanning the next six seasons.
The Cowboys will travel to Utah State next season for a game on Oct. 8, 2011. The Pokes will then host Utah State on Sept. 13, 2014, before traveling back to Logan, Utah on Sept. 19, 2015. The series will come to a close on Sept. 10, 2016 in Laramie.
"It will be exciting to renew our regional rivalry with Utah State over the coming years," UW Director of Athletics Tom Burman said. "Our two institutions have shared a long and rich rivalry that dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. I believe this regional series will be good for both of our fan bases, especially our fans in Western Wyoming."
While the Cowboys and Aggies have only played one another in football four times since the 1978 season, their 62-game series matches the fourth largest in Wyoming history. The only schools that the Cowboys have faced more are Colorado State (101 meetings), Utah (82 meetings) and BYU (76 meetings). The Pokes have also played New Mexico 62 times.
The Cowboys have won the last four meetings with Utah State--games in 2001, 2003, 2006 and 2007. However, Wyoming trails in the all-time series 24-34-4. Wyoming and Utah State first played one another on Nov. 21, 1903.