Oct. 13, 2005
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
This Saturday, the Wyoming Cowboys will host the New Mexico Lobos in the 81st Homecoming contest in University of Wyoming history. Wyoming enters the game 4-2, 2-1 in Mountain West Conference play. New Mexico is 3-3, 1-2 in the MWC.
The Cowboys and Lobos were two of the preseason favorites in the Mountain West Conference this season. Wyoming was picked third by conference media in their preseason poll. New Mexico was selected to finish second. The conference race will reach the halfway mark this season for both Wyoming and New Mexico. Wyoming currently is in third place. New Mexico is one of five teams tied for fourth place at 1-2. TCU at 4-0 and Colorado State at 2-0 are the only teams ahead of Wyoming entering this weekend.
Two of college football's greatest active players will be featured in this week's 58th meeting between the Lobos and Cowboys. Wyoming senior wide receiver Jovon Bouknight and New Mexico senior running back DonTrell Moore both rank among the leading active players in the nation. Bouknight ranks No. 3 in the nation among active players in career all-purpose yards (4,861), career receiving yards (3,060), career receptions (208) and career touchdown receptions (25). Moore ranks No. 2 in the nation among active players in career all-purpose yards (5,112), career rushing yards (4,300) and career rushing touchdowns (43).
Wyoming leads the overall series with the Lobos. UW has won 31 games in the series to New Mexico's 26.
Saturday's game is scheduled to kick off at 1:00 p.m. from Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium. The game is being televised by ESPN+Plus (ESPN Regional). The ESPN+Plus affiliates in the state of Wyoming are KLWY-TV of Cheyenne, Wyo., and KWYF-TV in Casper, Wyo. It will also be carried by KWHD-TV in Denver, Colo., and on a subscription basis on ESPN GamePlan.
The game will be broadcast on radio by the 26-station Cowboy Sports Network, beginning with the pregame show one hour before kickoff. This week's affiliate in the state of Colorado is KSXT 1570 AM.