Cowboys Have 5 2018 Football Games on National TV
The Wyoming Cowboys will be featured on five nationally-televised games during the 2018 season, including home games against Washington State and Boise State, which will be televised by CBS Sport Network, and Air Force, which will be televised by ESPN Networks.
Wyoming’s road game at Fresno State on Saturday, Oct. 13 will also be televised by one of the ESPN Networks. The 2018 version of the “Border War” with rival Colorado State will be played in Fort Collins, Colo., on Friday, Oct. 26. That game will kick off at 8 p.m., with CBS Sports Network televising the game.
Additional telecasts by AT&T SportsNet, Spectrum Sports (for select Hawai’i games) and Stadium will be announced at later dates.
Game times and specific outlets for ESPN Network games (e.g. ESPN, ESPN2, etc.) will generally be announced 12 days in advance of those games.
Wyoming is coming off back-to-back, eight-win seasons, consecutive bowl appearances and a victory in the 2017 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
The Cowboys will return eight starters from one of the nation’s top defenses in 2018 led by senior All-America candidates Andrew Wingard at safety and Carl Granderson at defensive end. All-Mountain West performers Youhanna Ghaifan (defensive tackle), Tyler Hall (kick returner) and Logan Wilson (linebacker) also return.
Wyoming’s defense ranked among the nation’s best in numerous categories in 2017, including ranking: No. 1 in the nation in takeaways (38), No. 1 in fumbles recovered (18), No. 2 in interceptions (20), No. 8 in defensive touchdowns scored (4), No. 9 in scoring defense (allowing only 17.5 points per game), No. 13 in pass defense (174.9 yards per game), No. 14 in pass defense efficiency (112.67 rating) and No. 23 in total defense (335.2 yards per game).
The Cowboy offense returns nine starters from a unit that ranked No. 2 in the nation in red-zone offense, converting 33 of 34 red-zone opportunities into scores (97.1 percent) and ranked No. 19 in the country in fewest turnovers committed (14).
The offense and defense combined to rank No. 1 in the nation in turnover margin, ending the season with a total +24 turnover margin (38 turnovers gained to 14 turnovers lost). The next closest team in the country was Central Florida with a total of a +17. Cowboy special teams also were among the nation’s best, ranking No. 1 in the NCAA in kickoff returns (28.3 yards per return).
|2018 Wyoming Football Schedule|
|Aug. 25||at New Meixco State||TBA||TBD|
|Sept. 1||vs. Washington State||1:30 p.m.||CBSSN|
|Sept. 8||at Missouri||TBA||TBD|
|Sept. 15||vs. Wofford||TBA||TBC|
|Sept. 22||Bye Week|
|Sept. 29||vs. Boise State||5 p.m.||CBSSN|
|Oct. 6||at Hawaii||TBA||TBD|
|Oct. 13||at Fresno State||TBA||ESPN Neworks|
|Oct., 20||vs. Utah State||TBA||TBD|
|Oct. 26||at Colorado State||8 p.m.||CBSSN|
|Nov. 3||vs. San Jose State||TBA||TBD|
|Nov. 10||Bye Week|
|Nov. 17||vs. Air Force||TBA||ESPN Neworks|
|Nov. 24||at New Mexico||TBA||TBD|