Wyoming wraps up the regular season at Fresno State on Friday

Laramie, Wyo (November 22, 2022) — Thanksgiving week for the Wyoming Cowboys will include a trip to Fresno, Calif., to take on the Fresno State Bulldogs in a special Friday night game. The Cowboys (7-4 overall and 5-2 in the MW) sit in second place in the Mountain West Mountain Division, while the Bulldogs (7-4, 6-1 in the MW) captured the Mountain West Division West. . Friday’s game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. MT (7 p.m. PT).

Where to watch and listen

Every Cowboy Football match is streamed live on all 26 Cowboy Sports Network affiliates. Advertisers are Keith KelleyPlay-by-Play (1st year), Kevin McKinneyColor Analyst (25th year) and Eric Pauley, Sideline Reporter (1st year). The pre-match show begins 90 minutes before kick-off.

Friday’s Wyoming-Fresno State game will be televised by FS1. Calling the game for FS1 will be Guy Haberman (Play-by-play) and Does Blackmon (Color Analyst).

Wyoming Cowboys surprise Mountain West team in 2022

The Wyoming Cowboys are the surprise team of the 2002 Mountain West Conference season.

Wyoming was chosen to finish 5th in the Mountain Division in a preseason poll of conference media members. The Cowboys are in 2nd place on the mountain going into the final regular season game of this week.

UW beat all but one team in the Mountain Division – that team being Boise State’s first place.

No other team in the conference exceeded expectations like the Cowboys did, posting a 7-4 record and a 5-2 conference rating.

Mountain Department

Current ranking Pre-season picks

Boise State 7-0 Boise State 1st
Wyoming 5-2 Wyoming 5th

Utah State 5-2 Utah State 3rd
Air Force 4-3 Air Force 2nd
Colorado State 2-5 Colorado State 4th
New Mexico 0-7 New Mexico 6th

western division
Current ranking Pre-season picks

Fresno State 6-1 Fresno State 1st
San Diego St. 5-2 San Diego St. 2nd
San José Street 4-3 San José Street 3rd
UNLV 2-5 UNLV 5th
Hawaii 2-5 Hawaii 6th
Nevada 0-7 Nevada 4th

Two of the country’s winningest active head coaches will face off in the Wyoming-Fresno State Game Two of college football’s winningest active head coaches will square off when the Wyoming Cowboys and Fresno State Bulldogs play this Friday.

Wyoming Craig Bohl currently ranks as the 11th most winning coach among active FBS head coaches with 156 career wins.

Fresno State’ Jeff Tedford ranks 20th among the most winning active head coaches with 115 wins.

Cowboy linebacker Easton Gibbs among top tacklers in Mountain West and nation

Wyoming second-year linebacker Eston Gibbs leads the Cowboys in tackles this season with 99 tackles. He averages 9.0 tackles per game to rank #3 in the West Mountain and No. 31 nationally.

A year ago, he had 90 tackles, almost hitting the elite 100 tackle mark. Gibbs enters this week with 231 career tackles.

Hoyland ties Wyoming school record for most field goals in a single season

Cowboy second place kicker John Hoyland will enter Fresno State’s game this week with 20 goals scored for the 2022 season.

Hoyland is tied for the school record of 20 field goals in a single season with Cory Wedelwho scored 20 field goals in the 1996 season, and JD Wallumwho made 20 in the 2001 season.

Titus Swen closes in on Wyoming’s top 10 career rushers, 15th Cowboy to rush for 2,000 career yards

Cowboy Running Back Titus Swen pursues elite status in Wyoming football history. The junior is getting closer and closer to Wyoming’s top 10 career runners list.

Swen enters this week with 2,098 career rushing yards and is only at 90 meters of the all-time Top 10 in Wyoming history.

His 212 rushing yards against Boise State on Nov. 19, 2022 pushed him over the 2,000 yard mark for his career, making him the 15th Cowboy to reach that milestone.

Swen needs just 36 yards to record his first 1,000-yard rushing season

Wyoming running back Titus Swen will enter this week’s game with 964 rushing yards this season and needs just 36 rushing yards to hit the 1,000-yard plateau for the season. It would be Swen’s first 1,000-yard rushing season.

There have been 15 seasons an individual Cowboy has rushed for 1,000 yards. Only 11 Cowboys in Wyoming Football’s 126-year history have rushed for 1,000 yards in a single season. The reason there are only 11 Cowboys who have rushed for 1,000 yards and 15 total 1,000 yard seasons is that Brian Hill, Ryan Christopherson, Dabby Dawson and Xazavian Valladay each posted two 1,000 yard rush seasons in their career.

Joint Wyoming-Fresno State Adversaries

Wyoming and Fresno State have faced four common opponents this season: Boise State, Hawai’i, New Mexico and San Jose State.

The Cowboys and Bulldogs both defeated Hawai’i and New Mexico. Both teams lost to Boise State, while Fresno State beat San Jose State and Wyoming lost to the Spartans.

Common State of Wyoming Boise
opponents Versus Versus

Boise State L 17-20 (H) L 20-40 (A)
Hawaii W 27-20 (A) W 55-13 (H)
New Mexico W 27-14 (A) W 41-9 (A)
San Jose State L 16-33 (M) F 17-10 (M)

About the Fresno State Bulldogs

Fresno State, like Wyoming, is 7-4 overall this season. The Bulldogs are 6-1 in Mountain West Conference play and won the West Division title. Fresno State will participate in the MW Championship Game on December 3 in Boise, Idaho.

The Bulldogs were the preseason favorites to win the Western Division this season. They started the year with a victory over Cal Poly before falling to Oregon State in the second game of the year. In Game 3 at USC, Bulldogs quarterback Jake Haener was injured and missed the next four games. FS lost the first two games without Haener at UConn and Boise State, but came back to win against San Jose State and New Mexico behind quarterback Logan Fife. Those two wins kicked off a six-game winning streak, which Fresno State will carry into Friday’s game.

Cowboys secure Bowl eligibility for sixth time in seven seasons

The Wyoming Cowboys earned their sixth win of the 2022 season on Saturday, October 29 with a 27-20 road win over the Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors, and with that sixth win, they earned bowl eligibility for the sixth time in the past seven seasons. Wyoming added a seventh victory Nov. 12 at Colorado State by a score of 14-13.

Under the direction of the head coach Craig BohlWyoming appeared in the 2016 Poinsettia Bowl, the 2017 and 2021 Famous Idaho Potato Bowls, and the 2019 Arizona Bowl. Wyoming was also bowl eligible in 2018 with a 6-6 record but did not receive an offer from bowl.

Coach Bohl and his coaching staff are the only coaches in school history to win three bowl games (in 2017, 19 and 21) and are the only coaches to take Wyoming to four games of bowling in six years (2016-21).

Next

After traveling to Fresno State, Wyoming will await the announcement of invitations to the 2022 bowl, which will begin rolling out after conference championship games conclude on the Dec. 2-3 weekend.

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