Wyoming Cowboys to Open 2004 Season Versus Appalachian State

Sept. 1, 2004

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Complete Game Week Release

The University of Wyoming Cowboys will host the Appalachian State Mountaineers on Saturday, Sept. 4 in the season opener for both schools. The game will kick off at 1:07 p.m. in Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium.

For the first time in school history, the University of Wyoming will see a young man succeed his brother as the starting quarterback for the Wyoming Cowboys.

The starting quarterback for the Wyoming Cowboys for the 2004 season will be junior Corey Bramlet. To Wyoming fans that is a familiar name. Corey Bramlet succeeds his older brother Casey Bramlet as the starting quarterback.

At the conclusion of the 2003 college football season, a poll of Mountain West Conference media members resulted in the University of Wyoming being voted as the "2004 Team on the Rise." The poll was conducted by the Las Vegas Review Journal, and included media covering all eight MWC member institutions.

The Wyoming Cowboys received 53.3 percent of the votes regarding the poll question -- "Which MWC team is on the rise in 2004?". The next highest percentage of votes received by any team was 20.0 percent -- cast for San Diego State. The other two teams receiving votes were UNLV (13.3 percent) and Utah (13.3 percent).

Appalachian State is located in Boone, N.C. The Mountaineers play at the NCAA I-AA level, where they have been one of the most successful programs in the nation. They enter the season ranked No. 20 in the nation by both The Sports Network poll and the ESPN/USA Today Division I-AA poll.

All Cowboy games will once again be broadcast by the Cowboy Sports Network. Dave Walsh is entering his 21st year at "Voice of the Cowboys". He will again be joined by Wyoming Associate Athletics Director Kevin McKinney, who is in seventh year doing Cowboy games.

There is no television coverage of this week's game.