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Wyoming Cowboys, Arizona Wildcats announce future home-and-home football series

Wyoming Cowboys release 2018 football schedule
Posted at 10:19 AM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 12:19:01-04

(Editor's note: University of Wyoming media release)

LARAMIE, Wyo. -- The University of Wyoming and University of Arizona athletics departments announced on Wednesday a future home-and-home football series. Wyoming will travel to Tucson, Ariz., on Sept. 14, 2030 to play the Wildcats. Arizona will play in Laramie, Wyo., on Sept. 17, 2033.

The last time the two teams played in football was Oct. 1, 1977, in Laramie. That game was won by the Cowboys, 13-12. It was Arizona’s last season as a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) before beginning play in the Pacific-10 Conference in 1978. Arizona and Arizona State both left the WAC after the 1977-78 academic year, leading to the expansion of the Pacific-8 Conference to the Pac-10.

The Cowboys and Wildcats were both founding members of the WAC and played each other as conference opponents every year from 1962 to 1977. Wyoming holds a 9-7 advantage in conference meetings versus Arizona. The overall series dates back to the first meeting in 1936, and Arizona holds a 12-10 advantage in the overall series.

Wyoming has played in Tucson three times since 1977 but they didn’t face the Arizona Wildcats in any of those three games. All three appearances were in bowl games. UW finished a very successful season in 2019 in Tucson, capturing the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl with a convincing 38-17 win over Georgia State. In 1993, Wyoming lost to Kansas State, 52-17, in the Copper Bowl, and in 1990 the Pokes lost a heartbreaker to California in the Copper Bowl by a score of 17-15.

Below are Wyoming’s future football schedules. All future schedules are tentative and subject to change.

University of Wyoming Future Football Schedules

(As of July 15, 2020)

2020

Date Opponent

Sept. 5 WEBER STATE
Sept. 12 at Louisiana
Sept. 26 at Ball State

2021

Date Opponent

Sept. 4 MONTANA STATE
Sept. 11 at Northern Illinois
Sept. 18 BALL STATE
Sept. 25 at UConn

2022

Date Opponent

Sept. 3 TULSA
Sept. 10 NORTHERN COLORADO
Sept. 17 at Illinois
Sept. 24 at BYU

2023

Date Opponent

Sept. 2 TEXAS TECH
Sept. 9 PORTLAND STATE
Sept. 16 at Texas
Sept. 23 APPALACHIAN STATE

2024

Date Opponent

Aug. 31 at Arizona State
Sept. 7 IDAHO
Sept. 21 NEW MEXICO STATE
Sept. 28 BYU

2025

Date Opponent

Aug. 30 CAL POLY
Sept. 6 at Utah

2026

Date Opponent

Sept. 5 NORTH TEXAS
Sept. 19 at Central Michigan
Sept. 26 LOUISIANA

2027

Date Opponent

Sept. 4 CENTRAL MICHIGAN
Sept. 18 at North Texas

2028

Date Opponent

Sept. 2 at California
Sept. 16 at Texas Tech

2029

Date Opponent

Sept. 8 CALIFORNIA

2030

Date Opponent

Sept. 14 at Arizona

2033

Date Opponent

Sept. 17 ARIZONA

All future schedules are tentative and subject to change.
All Wyoming Home games are in CAPS and BOLD.