Nov. 7, 2006
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The two teams at the top of the Mountain West Conference standings will face one another this Thursday when the Wyoming Cowboys (4-2 in the MWC) travel to Provo, Utah, to face the Brigham Young Cougars (5-0 in the MWC). The game is scheduled to kick off at 6:00 p.m., Mountain Time.
Wyoming's four conference wins have come over Utah (31-15), New Mexico (14-10), Colorado State (24-0) and San Diego State (27-24), while its two losses have been to Air Force (24-31) and TCU (3-26).
BYU has defeated five MWC opponents Air Force (33-14), Colorado State (24-3), UNLV (52-7), San Diego State (47-17) and TCU (31-17).
Thursday's matchup between the Cowboys and Cougars will also pit the league's No. 1 defensive team, the Wyoming Cowboys, versus the MWC's No. 1 offense, the BYU Cougars.
Here is a comparison of Wyoming's and BYU's defensive and offensive prowess thus far this season.
Wyoming's Defensive Rankings - Season Averages, MWC Rank, NCAA Rank
Total Defense - 248.0 yards allowed per game, No. 1, No. 8
Passing Defense - 140.1 yards allowed per game, No. 1, No. 4
Pass Defense Efficiency - 95.5 rating, No. 1, No. 6
Sacks By - 26 total sacks, No. 1, No. 26
Rushing Defense - 107.9 yards allowed per game, No. 3, No. 32
Scoring Defense - 18.3 points per game, No. 3, No. 34
Brigham Young's Offensive Rankings - Season Averages, MWC Rank, NCAA Rank
Total Offense - 440.8 yards per game, No. 1, No. 7
Passing Offense - 297.7 yards per game, No. 1, No. 4
Pass Efficiency - 167.7 rating, No. 1, No. 5
Sacks Allowed - 61 total sacks, No. 3, No. 24
Rushing Offense - 143.1 yards per game, No. 3, No. 52
Scoring Offense - 34.4 points per game, No. 1, No. 11
Not only do the Wyoming Cowboys and BYU Cougars currently sit atop the Mountain West Conference standings, but they have been the hottest two teams in the past month of the season. The Wyoming Cowboys have won four out their last five games. BYU has won its last six games in a row.
This week's game will be televised nationally by CSTV (College Sports Television).
The MWC and CSTV Networks, Inc. have also announced that the Wyoming at BYU game will be available across the nation as part of a special pay-per-view event. The special presentation of this MWC match-up will be available live and on-demand via Internet video streaming. Pricing for the game will be $14.95. This game must be purchased separately from Wyoming All-Access content. It is a one-time special video pay-per-view presentation. A link to access and sign up for the online video is available on the front page of wyomingathletics.com.
The game will also be broadcast on radio over the 26 affiliate stations of the Cowboy Sports Network. The radio pregame show begins one hour before kickoff.