Nov. 4, 2004
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming Cowboys will be looking to assure themselves their first winning season since 1999 when they travel to Las Vegas, Nev., to face the UNLV Rebels this Saturday. Wyoming is 5-3, 2-2 in the Mountain West Conference entering Saturday's game. UNLV enters Saturday's game with a 2-6 record, 1-3 in MWC play. It will be Senior Day for the Rebels and JohnRobinson's last home game as coach of UNLV.
Wyoming is also looking to keep its bowl hopes alive. With a win, the Cowboys would become bowl eligible. Six of eight MWC teams can still become bowl eligible this season. Thus far, only UNLV and San Diego State (2-6, 0-4 in the MWC) have been eliminated from bowl eligibility by virtue of the fact they can not finish with a winning record.
The Cowboys are also in search of a road win for the first time in 2004. Wyoming in 0-3 on the road, and 5-0 at home in '04. The last time Wyoming defeated UNLV in Las Vegas was Oct. 17, 1998, by a score of 28-25 in overtime. Two of the last three meetings between the two MWC schools have gone to overtime. UW lost to UNLV 48-49 in overtime on Nov. 2, 2002.
Saturday's game will kick off at 5:00 p.m., Mountain time (4:00 p.m., Pacific). The game will be televised by SportsWest TV. It will be carried in the state of Wyoming on KTWO-TV of Casper, Wyo. The game will also be carried on a subscription basis on ESPN GamePlan.