Oct. 28, 2004
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
This Saturday's 43rd meeting between the Wyoming Cowboys (4-3, 1-2 in the Mountain West Conference) and Air Force Falcons (3-4, 2-2 in the MWC) is not only a battle between two long-time Front Range rivals, but it is a battle of two teams trying to keep their bowl hopes alive in 2004.
The immediate focus for both the Cowboys and Falcons is getting back on the winning track. Wyoming and Air Force are two of seven MWC teams that can still qualify for bowl eligibility. Only UNLV, which already has lost six games this season, is out of bowl contention.
Wyoming enters Saturday's game 4-0 at home in War Memorial Stadium this season. But UW has lost its last two games on the road at BYU and Colorado State. Air Force is 1-1 on the road this season having won at UNLV by a score of 27-10 and losing at Utah, 35-49. The Falcons are coming off a home loss to BYU a week ago by a score of 24-41.
The last time the two teams met in Laramie was the 2002 season when Wyoming upset the then No. 19 ranked Falcons by a 34-26 margin.
The Cowboy Sports Network will carry the game on its 25-station network beginning with the pregame show at noon. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m. There is no television coverage of this week's game.