Nov. 17, 2005
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming Cowboys will travel to San Diego, Calif., this Saturday, Nov. 19 to face the San Diego State Aztecs in the Cowboys' final game of the 2005 season.
Both the Cowboys and Aztecs enter Saturday's game with identical overall records, 4-6. The Aztecs have posted a 3-4 record in Mountain West Conference games, one game ahead of the Cowboys, which are 2-5 in the MWC.
This year's contest between the Cowboys and Aztecs will mark the 27th meeting between the two teams. The two conference rivals have been members of the same conference for the past 28 years, dating back to 1978 when San Diego State joined the Western Athletic Conference. Wyoming leads the overall series 14-12. Included in the Pokes 14 wins against SDSU is a 20-10 victory a year ago in Laramie. UW will be looking for its first win in San Diego in 10 years. The last time Wyoming defeated the Aztecs on the road was Nov. 11, 1995. Wyoming won the '95 meeting by a score of 34-31.
Two of the nation's top receivers will be featured in this week's game. Wyoming senior Jovon Bouknight currently ranks No. 9 in the nation in total receiving yards this season with 973. San Diego State senior wide receiver Jeff Webb ranks No. 8 in the country in receptions, averaging 7.2 catches per game. Earlier this week, Bouknight was one of only 15 receivers in the nation to be named a semifinalist for the 2005 Biletnikoff Award, which honors the nation's top receiver.
Saturday's game is scheduled to kickoff at 6 p.m., Mountain Time (5 p.m., Pacific Time), and will be televised by SportsWest TV. The SportsWest affiliate in the state of Wyoming is KTWO-TV of Casper, Wyo. The game will also be available on a subscription basis on ESPN GamePlan.
This week's radio broadcast on the 26-station Cowboy Sports Network will begin at 5 p.m., Mountain time, one hour prior to kickoff. The Cowboy Sports Network affiliate in the state of Colorado this week will by AM 1570 KSXT in Denver. Saturday's Wyoming-San Diego State game will also be carried on Sirius satellite radio.