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Wyoming Cowboys Host No. 3 Boise State on Saturday

Cowboy senior wide receiver David Leonard (33) catches a pass in UW's home opener against Southern Utah.


Cowboy senior wide receiver David Leonard (33) catches a pass in UW's home opener against Southern Utah.

Sept. 14, 2010

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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    For the second consecutive week, the Wyoming Cowboys will face a Top-5 ranked team when they host the No. 3 ranked Boise State Broncos on Saturday in a game that will kick off at 6 p.m.

    A week ago, Wyoming played the Texas Longhorns in Austin, Texas, losing to UT by a score of 34-7. Texas was ranked No. 4 in last week's USA Today Coaches' Poll and No. 5 in the Associated Press Media Poll. Boise State is ranked No. 3 in both of this week's national polls.

    This is the first time in history that Wyoming has played two Top-5 ranked teams in consecutive weeks.

    A year ago, the Wyoming Cowboys hosted the two highest ranked opponents to play in War Memorial Stadium, but those two games were not played in consecutive weeks. Wyoming played the then No. 2 ranked Texas Longhorns on Sept. 12, 2009, in Laramie and later in the 2009 season UW hosted the then No. 4 ranked TCU Horned Frogs on Nov. 21, 2009. UW lost to Texas by a score of 41-10, and lost to TCU by a final of 45-10.

    Wyoming's last victory over a Top 25 ranked team came on Oct. 26, 2002, when the Cowboys defeated No. 22 ranked Air Force by a score of 34-26 in Laramie.

    When No. 3 ranked Boise State visits War Memorial Stadium this Saturday, it will represent the second highest ranked team to play in Laramie. The No. 2 ranked Texas Longhorns in 2009 remain the highest ranked team to face the Wyoming Cowboys in Laramie.

    There are less than 1,000 tickets available for sale to Saturday's game between Wyoming and Boise State. Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets as soon as possible. At the rate that tickets are being sold, it is expected that the game will officially be sold out by Thursday morning. Tickets may be purchased online at www.WyomingAthletics.com or by calling 877-WYO-FAN1.

    All Wyoming fans are invited to take part in the Cowboy Walk approximately 2 1/2 hours prior to each home game. The Cowboy Walk was begun a year ago. It starts each week at the Hilton Garden Inn on the corner of 22nd Street and Grand Avenue, directly east of War Memorial Stadium. Fans are encouraged to be a part of Saturday's walk to honor the players and coaches and wish them well as they walk from their team hotel through the parking lot east of War Memorial Stadium and on into the football locker room in the Rochelle Athletics Center. This week's Cowboy Walk will begin at approximately 3:30 p.m.

    Saturday's game will be televised by CBS College Sports, check your local listings for the station in your area. The game will also be broadcast on radio over the 25 affiliates of the Cowboy Sports Network, beginning with the pregame show one hour prior to kickoff.

     

     

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