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November 9, 1998

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The No. 25 Wyoming Cowboys (8-1, 6-0 in the WAC Mountain)vs.The No. 20 Air Force Falcons (8-1, 5-1 in the WAC Mountain)

Game No. 10: Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998, 12:07, M.T.Gamesite: War Memorial Stadium (33,500), Laramie, Wyo.Series Record: Wyoming trails 16-17-3Last Meeting: Wyoming lost 3-14 on Nov. 15, 1997, in Colorado SpringsWyoming Head Coach: Dana Dimel (Kansas State '86) Overall Head-Coaching Record 16-6 (.727), 2nd year Record at Wyoming SameOpponent Head Coach: Fisher DeBerry (Wooford '60) Overall Head-Coaching Record 116-64-1 (.644) 15th Record at Current School SameCaptains: Wyoming's 1998 captains are seniors #13 Brian Brown, MLB; #63Demetrius Hamilton, OT; #44 Zach Keiter, WSLB; #41 Aron Langley, P; #51 JeffSmith, C; and #21 Greg Van Leer, SS.

1998 Schedules/Results Wyoming Cowboys Air Force FalconsDate Opponent Time/Result Date Opponent Time/ResultSept. 12 Montana State W 17-9 Sept. 5 Wake Forest W 42-0 Sept. 19 at Georgia L 9-16 Sept. 12 at UNLV* W 52-10Sept. 26 Louisiana Tech W 31-19 Sept. 17 Colorado State* W 30-27Oct. 3 Utah* W 27-24 Sept. 26 at TCU* L 34-35Oct. 10 SMU* W 12-7 Oct. 3 New Mexico* W 56-14Oct. 17 at UNLV* W 28-25 (ot) Oct. 10 Navy W 49-7Oct. 24 Rice* W 34-24 Oct. 24 at Tulsa* W 42-21Oct. 31 at TCU* (ESPN2) W 34-27 Oct. 31 SMU* W 31-7Nov. 7 at CSU* (ESPN2) W 27-19 Nov. 7 at Army W 35-7Nov. 14 Air Force* 12:07 p.m. Nov. 14 at Wyoming* 12:07 p.m.Nov. 21 at Tulsa* 1:00 p.m. Nov. 21 Rice* NoonDec. 5 WAC Championship TBA *WAC games. *WAC gamesAll times listed are Mountain time. All times listed are local time.

Cowboys Break Into Top 25, This Week's Game Pits Two Top 25 Ranked Teams inWyoming and Air Force : The Wyoming Cowboys broke into the nationalrankings this week. Wyoming is ranked No. 25 in both the Associated PressMedia Poll and the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll. The last time Wyoming wasin the national polls was at the end of the 1996 season when Wyoming wasranked No. 22 in both the USA Today and Associated Press final '96 rankings. Air Force enters this week ranked No. 20 in the USA Today/ESPNrankings. The Falcons are ranked No. 23 in the AP poll.

History to be Made in War Memorial Stadium on Saturday -- Two Ranked Teamsto Play for the First Time in The War: Never before have two ranked teamsfaced off against one another in Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium. But this Saturday, the Wyoming Cowboys and Air Force Falcons will break that record. Wyoming is ranked No. 25 in both national polls this week. Air Force is ranked No. 20 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll and No. 23 in the Associated Press media poll.

Cowboys Rise to No. 25 in National Polls: The Wyoming Cowboys are rankedNo. 25 in both this week's Associated Press Media Poll and in the ESPN/USAToday Coaches' Poll. Wyoming received 69 points in the Associated PressMedia Poll for 25th. UW received 97 points in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches'Poll to rank 25th. Here is where the Pokes have ranked in the national polls thisseason.Date of Poll Associated Press ESPN/USA Today Coaches' PollSept. 27 Not ranked Tied for No. 44 (One points)Oct. 4 No. 37 (Two points) Tied for No. 37 (Four points)Oct. 11 Tied for No. 33 (Four points) No. 34 (13 points)Oct. 18 Tied for No. 34 (Five points) No. 34 (15 points)Oct. 25 No. 31 (28 points) No. 32 (38 points)Nov. 1 No. 27 (30 points) No. 27 (55 points)Nov. 8 No. 25 (69 points) No. 25 (97 points)

New York Times Computer Rankings -- High on Wyoming: The Wyoming Cowboyswere ranked No. 18 in last week's New York Times Computer Rankings. The NewYork Times ranking is based on an analysis of a team's scores based on threefactors: (1) who won, (2) by what margin and (3) against what quality ofopposition. Recent games count more than earlier games.Date of Poll New York Times Computer RankingsOct. 5 No. 17Oct. 12 No. 21Oct. 19 No. 23Oct. 26 No. 20Nov. 2 No. 18Nov. 9 (Not available at the time of this release)

Wyoming Stretches Winning Streak to Seven Games, Only Loss to No. 17 RankedGeorgia: The Wyoming Cowboys improved their record to 8-1 for the 1998season with their 27-19 win at CSU last Saturday. It marked the seventhconsecutive win of the season for UW. Wyoming's only loss came 9-16 at theUniversity of Georgia on Sept. 19. Georgia is currently ranked No. 17 inthe country. The Pokes are now 6-0 atop the Western Athletic Conference MountainDivision. Wyoming is 5-0 in home games this season, heading into thisSaturday's home contest vs. Air Force.

Pokes Have Won Last Seven Consecutive Home Games -- 17 of the Last 18: Withits home victory over Rice on Oct. 24, UW has won its last seven consecutivehome games dating back to a 41-17 win over San Diego State on Nov. 1, 1997,and has won 17 of its last 18 home games.

Nation's Longest Winning Streaks: The Wyoming Cowboys are enjoying one ofthe nation's longest winning streaks. Wyoming has won its last sevenconsecutive games, and is tied with Michigan for the No. 9 spot in thecountry for the longest winning streak. Here is a list of the nation'slongest current winning streaks.Team Current Winning Streak1. UCLA 182. Kansas State 173. Texas A&M 9 Tulane 9 Wisconsin 96. Arkansas 8 Florida State 8 Tennessee 89. Wyoming 7 Michigan 7

Home Away From Home: One is a Cowboy. One is a Falcon. But theinteresting thing is that the Cowboy grew up in the land of Falcons --Colorado Springs, Colo., and the Falcon grew up in the land of the Cowboys-- the state of Wyoming. The other interesting fact is that they both startat the same position for their respective teams. Wyoming sophomore Al Rich, from Colorado Springs, Colo., starts atfree safety for the Cowboys. Air Force senior Jason Sanderson from Afton,Wyo., starts at free safety for the Falcons. But they are not the only individuals to find a "Home Away FromHome". Wyoming's starting quarterback Jay Stoner and reserve wide receiverAdam Sandoval also played at Colorado Springs Mitchell High School, as didRich, and Air Force running backs coach Sammy Steinmark lettered as adefensive back at Wyoming from 1976-78.

Wyoming's WAC Mountain Division Players of the Week in 1998: Wyoming hashad six WAC Mountain Division Players of the Week during the 1998 season --two juniors and four sophomores. The winners have been: JuniorsCornerback Robbie DuncanDefensive tackle Brian Van EmmerikSophomoresLinebacker Cortney Barnes Place-kicker Aaron EllingLinebacker Kwabena Peprah Quarterback Jay Stoner

How They've Scored: Here is how the Cowboys and their opponents have scoredduring the 1998 season. UW Opp. Rushing TDs 10 9Passing TDs 10 7Field Goals 13 10Kick Extra Points 19 13Two-Point Extra Points 1 0Offensive Points Scored 180 139Defensive Points Scored 6 12Special Teams Points 6 0Total Points Scored 192 151

Wyoming Series Record vs. Air ForceThe 1998 Meeting Will be the: 37thOverall Series Record: UW trails 16-17-3WAC Series Began: Nov. 15, 1980WAC Series Record: Tied at 9-9-0Wyoming Record in Laramie: 9-5-2UW Record in Colorado Springs: 7-12-1Wyoming Record at Neutral Sites: 0-0-0UW Head Coach Dana Dimel vs.: 0-1-0Longest UW Win Streak: 3 (Twice)Longest AFA Win Streak: 3 (1970-72)Largest UW Margin of Victory: 27 (1967)Largest AFA Margin of Victory:42 (85)Most Points Scored by UW: 48 (1988)Most Points Scored by AFA: 51 (1991)

(The information below is from the perspective of Wyoming, thus, "W" means aWyoming win and "H" stands for a game played in Laramie, Wyo.)Date Score Site Date Score Site11/2/57 T 7-7 H 9/10/77 T 0-0 H11/15/58 L 6-21 A 11/15/80 L 7-25 A9/26/59 L 7-20 H 9/19/81 W 17-10 A10/22/60 W 15-0 H 10/30/82 L 34-44 A11/3/62 L 14-35 A 9/17/83 W 14-7 H11/14/64 T 7-7 A 9/15/84 W 26-20 H9/18/65 W 31-14 H 9/14/85 L 7-49 H9/17/66 W 13-0 A 9/20/86 W 23-17 A9/23/67 W 37-10 H 9/5/87 W 27-13 H9/28/68 L 3-10 A 9/24/88 W 48-45 A9/27/69 W 27-25 A 9/10/89 L 7-45 A9/19/70 L 17-41 H 9/22/90 W 24-12 H9/25/71 L 19-23 A 10/5/91 L 28-51 A9/16/72 L 14-45 A 9/19/92 L 28-42 H9/28/74 W 20-16 H 10/2/93 W 31-18 A11/22/75 W 24-10 A 10/29/94 L 17-34 H11/20/76 L 21-41 A 9/9/95 L 10-34 A 9/21/96 W 22-19 H 11/15/97 L 3-14 A

Comeback Cowboys: In five of the past five consecutive games, the WyomingCowboys have trailed at some point of the game and yet comeback to win. The only game in the last six that UW didn't have to come frombehind was a 27-19 win at CSU on Nov. 7. Here are the games Wyoming trailed in, and the final score.Game When Wyoming Trailedvs. Utah *UW trailed 14-21 (Half) *UW trailed 14-24 (3rd Quarter) *UW won 27-24vs. SMU *UW trailed 3-7 (2nd Quarter) *UW trailed 6-7 (Half) *UW won 12-7vs. UNLV *UW trailed 7-10 (Half) *UW trailed 7-16 (3rd Quarter) *UW won 28-25 in overtimevs. Rice *UW trailed 0-3 (1st Quarter) *UW won 34-24vs. TCU *UW trailed 7-17 (2nd Quarter) *UW won 34-27

Big Play Cowboys: Whenever they've needed it this season, the WyomingCowboys seem to be able to come up with big plays. Here is a collection ofsome of the biggest.Game Big Playvs. La. Tech *51-yard TD pass, Jay Stoner to Julian Hookervs. Utah *42-yard FG, Aaron Elling *46-yard FG, Aaron Ellingvs. UNLV *74-yard TD pass, Jay Stoner to Julian Hookervs. Rice *34-yard blocked punt return for TD,Greg Van Leer *41-yard FG, Aaron Ellingvs. TCU *69-yard TD pass, Jay Stoner to Kofi Shuck *54-yard FG, Aaron Elling *58-yard Interception return for TD, Robbie Duncan *71-yard TD run,M. Brighamvs. CSU *66-yard pass from Jay Stoner to W. Montgomery to set up UW's first TD *41-yard pass from Jay Stoner to Kofi Shuck leading to UW's final FG

Dimel's Coaching Record Among Best Starts in Wyoming History: Second-yearCowboy head coach Dana Dimel has gotten off to one of the best coachingstarts in University of Wyoming school history. Dimel enters this week witha 16-6 (.727) record through his first 22 games. The only UW football coachto exceed that record through their first 22 games was Paul Roach, whoposted a 19-3 (.864) record through his first 22. Here is a comparison of other Cowboy coaching records in the modernera (following World War II) through their first 22 games as UW head coach. Record Through First 22 Games Coach Years as Wyoming Head Coach1. Paul Roach 1987-90 19-3 (.864) (Retired Wyoming A.D. & Coach)2. Dana Dimel 1997-Present 16-6 (.727) (Current UW Head Coach)3. Bob Devaney 1957-61 13-6-3 (.659) (The late Nebraska Coach)4. Phil Dickens 1953-56 13-8-1(.614)5. Lloyd Eaton 1962-70 13-9 (.591) Al Kincaid 1981-85 13-9 (.591) 7. Bowden Wyatt 1947-52 12-10 (.545)8. Fred Akers 1975-76 10-12 (.455) (Former Texas and Purdue Coach)9. Joe Tiller 1991-96 9-12-1 (.432) (Current Purdue Head Coach) Bill Lewis 1977-79 9-12-1 (.432) (Former Ga. Tech Head Coach)11. Fritz Shurmur 1971-74 9-13 (.409) (Current Green Bay Def. Coord.)

Brigham's Consecutive 100-Yard Rushing Games Ends at Five -- No. 2 Rusher inWyoming History: Senior Marques Brigham (Aurora, Colo.) ran for 75 yards inthe 27-19 win over CSU on Nov. 7. But that game ended his consecutive100-yard rushing days at five -- a school record. Brigham enjoyed his sixth100-yard rushing day of the year, and fifth consecutive, when he ran for 145yards in the 34-27 victory over TCU on Halloween. Brigham also ran for 145yards in a 34-24 win over RIce on Oct. 24, 144 yards in a 28-25 overtime winover UNLV on Oct. 17, 114 yards in a 12-7 victory over SMU on Oct. 10, 106yards in a 27-24 win over Utah on Oct. 3 and 151 yards in the season openeragainst Montana State. Brigham's 145 yards vs. TCU moved him from third to second on the UWcareer rushing list. He enters this week with 2,440 yards rushing in hiscareer, becoming only the seventh Cowboy to rush for over 2,000 yards in hiscareer. Brigham also is moving up the Wyoming career chart in touchdownsscored. He has nine TDs this season and 25 TDs for his career to rank No. 7in UW history. Here is a list of Wyoming Top 10 career rushers and Top 10 touchdownmakers.Career Rushing YardsRank Player Years Yards Att. Avg./Att. TDS1. Ryan Christopherson 1991-94 2,906 585 5.0 192. Marques Brigham 1995-Present 2,440 554 4.4 253. Gerald Abraham 1984-87 2,278 456 5.0 174. Kevin Lowe 1981-84 2,188 327 6.7 265. Walt Goffigan 1980-83 2,167 448 4.8 266. Dabby Dawson 1988-89 2,124 333 6.4 157. Latraia Jones 1975-78 2,017 403 5.0 138. Dwight Driver 1990-92 1,912 427 4.5 179. Frosty Franklin 1969-71 1,834 499 3.7 410. Phil Davis 1978-81 1,828 557 3.3 30Career TouchdownsRank Player Years TDS Scored1. Ryan Yarborough 1990-93 422. Marcus Harris 1993-96 383. Eddie Talboom 1948-50 344. Phil Davis 1978-81 305. Kevin Lowe 1981-84 26 Walt Goffigan 1980-83 267. Marques Brigham 1995-Present 258. Anthony Sargent 1986-87 199. Robbie Wright 1974-76 1810. Dwight Driver 1990-92 17 Randy Welniak 1985-88 17 Gerald Abraham 1984-87 17

Brigham Averaging Over 100 Yards Per Game: Senior Marques Brigham's 75yards vs. Colorado State last Saturday kept his season average above the100-yard mark. He is currently averaging 105.4 yards per game. The lastWyoming running back to average 100 yards per game in a season was RyanChristopherson in the 1994 season. Christopherson averaged 121.3 yards pergame in 1994. Brigham is currently ranked No. 19 in the nation in rushingfor the 1998 season.

From Sick Bay: The Cowboys came away from the TCU game with minimal injury.Bandit Patrick Chuckwurah bruised a shoulder, is probable; Linebacker Brian Brown saw limited action with a pulled lefthamstring, and was stiff after the game He will be day to day. Widereceiver Brahms Derenoncourt remains sidelined with an ankle and wristinjury; Jason Wilhelm (knee) is out for the remainder of the year;defensive tackle Jason Dreessen is out for the remainder of the year afterbreaking his ankle in practice.

Streaking: The last time the Cowboys won seven in a row was during the 1996season when they won nine in a row before losing. The Cowboys will be looking for their seventh straight conferencevictory, and 18th home victory out of their last 19 games in War MemorialStadium. The Cowboys are looking for their seventh straight WAC victory. Thelast time they did that came during the 1988 season when they won eight in arow.

Air ForceTravel Plans: The Falcons will bus to Laramie on Friday evening.They will not work out in War Memorial Stadium. They will headquarter atFoster's Country Inn.

Last Week: The Cowboys won for the eithth time in nine outings, and wontheir sixth straight WAC game with a 27-19 win at Colorado State in the90th renewal of that long-time rivalry. Air Force also won for the eighthtime in nine games with an impressive 35-7 victory at Army. Air Force is8-1 overall, and 5-1 in WAC play. The Cowboys are 8-1 and 6-0 in WACplay. Air Force is 3-1 on the road, the Cowboys are 5-0 at hom. Cowboys vs. Falcons: This will be the 37th meeting in this very intenserivalry. Air Force leads the series 17-16, and there have been three ties.While the two teams have been in the WAC together the series standard sitsat nine wins apiece. The Cowboys own a 9-5-2 advantage in games played inWar Memorial Stadium. Air Force won the last meeting, a 14-3 decision atthe Academy last year. The last game in War Memorial was won by the Cowboys22-19.

In Case You Missed It: Notes from the CSU game. Head Coach Dana Dimel isnow 16-6 overall, 10-6 in WAC play, and 10-1 in War Memorial Stadium. TheCowboys have now won three in a row row on the road. The victory at Hughes Stadium was the first time since 1970 and 1972that the Cowboys had beaten Colorado State on two consecutive visits to Ft.Collins. Wide Receiver Wendell Montgomery vaulted to third place on Wyoming"scareer receiving list with 2,067 yards. He trails Marcus Harris (4,518) andRyan Yarborough (4,446). He still has two games this season and his seniorseason remaining. Receiver Kofi Shuck had his career best day against Colorado Statewith seven catches for 122 yards and a touchdown.

About the Falcons: Air Force enters Saturday's noon clash with one of itsfinest teams in a long time, and that's saying something considering thesuccess the Falcons have had. Only the nation's number one team, KansasState, and the Falcons are among the top 10 in scoring offense, 41.2 pointsper game, and scoring defense, 14.2. Air Force is the only team in thenation to have scored 30 or more points in each of its games. When one talks about the Falcons quarterback Blaine Morgan's namehas to be mentioned first. He is the man who makes them go. The seniorfrom Carrollton, Tx., has scored 14 touchdowns for his team, and thrown foreight more. He has 108 carries for 472 yards, and has thrown for another947 yards. Right halfback Qualario Brown is next with 460 yards rushing.He averages 6.2 yards per carry. Fullback Spanky Gilliam has 311 yardsrushing. By those numbers it's obvious that no one runs the triple optionlike the Academy. Junior wide receiver Matt Farmer has had a fine year with 30receptions for 544 yards and two touchdowns. His backup, Dylan Newman hadtwo big TD catches last week at Army, and is second with 16 catches for 353yards. While Morgan leads the team in scoring with 84 points, place kickerJackson Whiting is second with 66 points, and has an outstanding year. Heis six for nine in field goals, and has made all 48 of his extra pointattempts. As Head Coach Fisher DeBerry says no outstanding Falcon team hasbeen outstanding without great defense. The Falcons have been magnificantdefensively. Opponents are averaging just 114.6 yards rushing and 178passing. The leading tackler has been inside linebacker Craig Thorstenson,a junior. His inside linebacker mate, junior C.J. Zanotti is right behindhim in tackles along with free safety Jason Sanderson, the senior who hailsfrom Afton, Wyo. Common Opponents: The two teams have faced four common opponents. AirForce is 3-1 against those teams, the Cowboys 4-0. Here they are: UNLV,Air Force won 52-10, the Cowboys won 28-25 in OT; CSU, Air Force won 30-27,the Cowboys, 27-19; TCU, Air Force lost 35-34, the Cowboys won 34-27; andSMU, Air Force won 31-7, the Cowboys, 12-7.

By Different Routes: While these two teams enter the game with 8-1 records,they have arrived at those marks in a very different fashion. Air Force isthe only team in America to have scored 30 or more points in each of itsnine games. The Cowboys have scored in the 30's three times. Air Force hasout-scored its opponents by 243 points, the Cowboys have outscored their'sby 49. >From Colorado: There are a total of 22 players on the Cowboy roster fromthe state of Colorado. Of that number, 11 play key rolls for the team,including seven starters. Quarterback Jay Stoner (Colorado Springs), running back MarquesBrigham (Aurora), receiver Wendell Montgomery (Arvada), free safety Al Rich(Colorado Springs), defensive end Pat Hirsch (Arvada) and punter AronLangley (Longmont) are the most noteworthy.

Last Meeting: It was a heartbreaking loss for the Cowboys who dropped a14-3 decision at the Academy. With time running out in the game, trailing7-3, and with a third and nine at the Air Force 11, Cowboy quarterback JayStoner threw an interception that Frank Staine-Pyne picked off and ran back93 yards to salt away the victory. The Cowboys' only score of the day came on a 28-yard Cory Wedelfield goal in the first quarter. Air Force's only other score came on asix-yard run by quarterback Blane Morgan in the third period. The Cowboys gained 384 yards of total offense to 301 for theFalcons. Stoner was 26 of 44 through the air for 286 yards. The top rusherwas Mike Jenkins with 62 yards. Moran led the Falcon attack with 77 yardsrushing. He was three of six through the air with an interception. AirForce lost three fumbles the Cowboys one.

Last Meeting at Laramie: The date was Sept. 21, 1996. A crowd of 31,009saw a great game as the Cowboys won 22-19 on a Cory Wedel field goal from 19yards away with 36 seconds left in the game. The Cowboys and Falcons battled in a classic. Wyoming scoredfirst on a Wedel field goal, but a Beau Morgan touchdown--the extra pointwas missed--and a field goal by Ty Barbery gave Air Force a 9-3 lead. TheCowboys took the lead with 10 seconds left in the half on a Josh Wallwork toDavid Saraf 57-yard pass, 10-9. AFA gained the lead one more time on aDallas Thompson field goal midway through the third period. A MarquesBrigham touchdown--the two-point conversion failed--and Wedel's field goalsgave the Cowboys the edge. Wyoming gained 545 yards of total offnse to AFA's 427. Wallworkwas 33 of 45 for 453 yards and a touchdown. Morgan rushed for 173 yards andtwo touchdowns. For the Cowboys, Saraf caught 11 for 192 yards and MarcusHarris caught 13 for 145.

About AFA Coach Fisher DeBerry: One of the fine gentlemen, and certainlycoaches in the business, DeBerry is nearing the end of his 15th season atthe Air Force Academy, the only head coaching job he has ever had. He is 116-64-1 at the Academy heading into this one. He is thewinningest coach in Air Force history. Twice he has been WAC coach of theyear, and in 1985 he was national coach of the year. He has been in ninepost-season bowl games and has a 24-6 record in the Commander-in-Chief derbywith Army and Navy. He has had four seasons with at least nine wins and nowseven seasons with at least eight wins. He is third in all-time WAC wins behind LaVell Edwards of BYU, andFrank Kush of Arizona State. He is a 1960 graduate of Wofford, and was anassistant at Appalachian State and Air Force before being named head coachin 1984.

Last Outing: The Falcons utilized a 28-point first half to run away fromArmy, and win the Commander-in-Chief trophy again. The final was 35-7. The Falcons did it through the air--Blaine Morgan threw for twotouchdowns--and on the ground with three scores to outclass the Cadets.Army picked up its lone score in the second period. The Falcons produced450 yards of total offense, to just 288 for Army. Morgan completed seven of nine passes for 167 yards and the twotouchdowns, and also rushed 12 times for 51 yards and one touchdown. Widereceiver Dylan Newman caught both touchdown passes. He had two catches for128 yards.Spreading It Around: When it comes to pass receivers Cowboy Quarterback JayStoner is certainly not selective. Stoner has thrown passes to 13 differentreceivers. Wendell Montgomery is the number one target with 51 catches .Ironically the classy junior has not scored a touchdown. Wide out Kofi Shuckhas 29 receptions including his career best day last week at CSU. He hasthree TD receptions. Running back Tim Beasley has 16. Tight end Julian Hooker hascaught four touchdowns among his 12 receptions to lead the team in TDcatches, and receiver Willie King is effective as well with nine catches andtwo touchdowns.

Young Cowboys Continue to Find Way to Win Close Games: Despite being arelatively young team, the Wyoming Cowboys have continued to find ways towin, week-after-week. In its eight wins this season, UW has won by an average of 6.0points. In its only loss of the season, the Pokes lost by one touchdown(9-16 at Georgia). MarginOpponent Scored of VictoryMontana State W 17-9 +8at Georgia L 9-16 -7La. Tech W 31-19 +12Utah W 27-24 +3SMU W 12-7 +5at UNLV W 28-25 +3 (ot)Rice W 34-24 +10TCU W 34-27 +7CSU W 27-19 +8