Old Rivals Wyoming and Utah Meet for the 80th Time Saturday

Nov. 6, 2007


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It is a rivalry that dates back to 1904. It is the second oldest rivalry for the Wyoming Cowboys and the third longest for the Utah Utes. Saturday will mark the 80th meeting between the Cowboys and Utes. The game is scheduled to kick off at 1:30 p.m., Mountain Time from Utah's Rice-Eccles Stadium.

The only opponent that Wyoming has played more times is Colorado State - 2007 will mark the 99th meeting versus the Rams. For Utah, rivalries versus in-state schools Utah State (107th meeting this year) and BYU (89th meeting later this year) are the only older series.

Wyoming enters this week with a 5-4 overall mark and a 2-3 Mountain West Conference record. Utah is 6-3 overall, 3-2 in MWC play.

The Wyoming Cowboys will be looking to become bowl eligible when they travel to Salt Lake City this week. With the current 12-game regular-season schedule, NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams must win at least six games to become eligible to earn a bowl bid.

A year ago, Wyoming defeated Utah, 31-15, in Laramie.

UW will be looking for its second road win of the season and its first conference road victory when they travel to Salt Lake City. Wyoming's one road win this year was at Ohio. UW lost at Boise State, Air Force and San Diego State. Utah is 3-1 in home games this season, having defeated UCLA, Utah State and San Diego State at home, while losing to the Air Force Falcons.

Speaking of Air Force, both UW and Utah lost by identical scores of 12-20 to Air Force -- Wyoming on the road and Utah at home. Wyoming and Utah have played five common opponents this season. Both the Cowboys and Utes are 3-2 (.600) versus the five common opponents. They shared almost identical scores against Utah State -- UW defeating the Aggies 32-18, while Utah won 34-18. Both the Pokes and Utes also had similar scores in wins over TCU. Wyoming won by a 24-21 margin. Utah defeated the Horned Frogs 27-20. The only differences in the Cowboys and Utes' results are Wyoming won at home over UNLV and lost on the road at San Diego State, while Utah lost on the road to UNLV and won at home versus the Aztecs.

Saturday's game will be televised live on CSTV. As always, the Cowboy Sports Network will broadcast the game on radio beginning one hour before kick off with the pregame show.

CSTV will also make the game available online via video streaming over the internet to subscribers of Wyoming All-Access. To subscribe to All-Access click HERE.