Sept. 2, 2003
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming Cowboys (1-0, 0-0 in the Mountain West Conference) will travel to Stillwater, Okla., this week to face the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (0-1, 0-1 in the Big 12 Conference). The game is scheduled to kick off Saturday, Sept. 6 at 5:00 p.m., Mountain time (6:00 p.m. Central time) in OSU's Lewis Field.
Wyoming began the 2003 season with a 21-10 home victory over Montana State last Saturday to begin the Joe Glenn coaching era. Oklahoma State traveled to Lincoln, Neb., where they lost a close Big 12 matchup to Nebraska by a score of 17-7.
The Wyoming Cowboys enter this Saturday's game as the NCAA leader in turnover margin. Wyoming forced five Montana State turnovers in the season opener, while giving up the ball only once to the Bobcats. UW is also ranked 15th in the nation in pass defense efficiency.
Both teams feature a number of preseason honors candidates. The quarterbacks of both squads were named to the Davey O'Brien Award Preseason Watch List, honoring the nation's top quarterback. Senior quarterback Casey Bramlet guides the Wyoming offense, while OSU is led by junior quarterback Josh Fields. Two of the nation's top receivers will also be playing in Saturday's contest. Oklahoma State senior wide receiver Rashaun Woods was a 2002 All-American, as selected by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, Football News and the Sporting News. Wyoming senior wideout Ryan McGuffey has been on the Fred Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List twice during his career, the Biletnikoff Award honors the nation's top receiver each season. Other outstanding individuals include Wyoming senior punter Luke Donovan, twice selected to the Ray Guy Award Preseason Watch List; Tatum Bell, a senior running back for OSU who is on the Doak Walker Award Watch List; and Oklahoma State junior center Ben Buie, selected to the Dave Rimington Watch List.