Cowboys-Air Force To Kickoff at 2 p.m., on ESPN News Nov. 17

Laramie --  ESPN Networks announced on Monday that the Air Force at Wyoming football game on Nov. 17 will be televised on ESPNEWS with a 2 p.m., kickoff, putting to rest fears that ESPN would once again force an 8:15 p.m., kickoff in Laramie in late November.

The game will also be broadcast on radio on the 26 affiliate stations of the Cowboy Sports Network beginning with the pregame show one hour prior to kickoff.

Both teams are fighting to achieve bowl eligibility.  The Cowboys are 4-6 overall and 2-4 in the Mountain West Conference this season.  Wyoming has won two consecutive games heading into a bye this week.  Air Force is 3-6 and 1-4 in the Mountain West.  The Falcons will host New Mexico this Saturday before traveling to Laramie on Nov. 17.

The Cowboys and Falcons are among the top rushing offenses in the nation. 

Wyoming features senior running back Nico Evans, who ranks No. 2 in the nation in rushing this season, averaging 145.8 yards per game.  Air Force as a team ranks No. 14 in the nation in rushing offense. 

Both teams are also among the best defensive teams in the Mountain West and the nation.  Wyoming is third in the MW and No. 30 in the nation in total defense.  Air Force is fifth in the conference and 38th nationally.

This year’s meeting will be the 57th overall in the series.  The two teams first played in 1957.  Wyoming has won the last two meetings and five of the last seven in the series.  Air Force leads the overall series with 28 wins to Wyoming’s 25. There have been three ties.  It will be the 39th consecutive season the Cowboys and Falcons will play in football.  The two Front Range rivals have played every year since 1980.

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