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Wyoming Cowboys unveil 2019 slate, Missouri Tigers to play in Laramie

Posted at 5:42 PM, Feb 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-04 19:42:16-05

(UW Athletics release)

LARAMIE, Wyo. – The 2019 University of Wyoming Football schedule was announced on Monday, and it features only the second appearance in Wyoming’s War Memorial Stadium by a Southeastern Conference (SEC) team. The Missouri Tigers will be the season opener for the Cowboys. The 2019 schedule is also highlighted by the 111th edition of the Border War versus rival Colorado State. Rounding out the Cowboys’ six-game home schedule will be games against Mountain West Conference opponents Nevada, New Mexico and UNLV, as well as a non-conference game versus the University of Idaho.

Wyoming will open the 2019 season on Saturday, Aug. 31 at home versus the Missouri Tigers. UW will host two home games in the month of September on Saturday, Sept. 14 versus Idaho and on Saturday, Sept. 28 versus UNLV to open Mountain West Conference play. The Pokes will play host to New Mexico and Nevada in back-to-back home games against the Lobos on Oct. 19 and versus the Wolf Pack on Oct. 26. It will be the first appearance in Laramie for Nevada and UNLV since 2015. Wyoming will conclude its home schedule with the 111th edition of the Border War versus Colorado State on Saturday, Nov. 23. The last time the Cowboys and Rams met in War Memorial Stadium was the site of the memorable “Snow Game” in 2017 won by the Cowboys 16-13.

Wyoming Athletics’ commitment to bringing high quality opponents to War Memorial Stadium continues this season with the Missouri Tigers from the SEC making their first appearance in Laramie. This follows the past two seasons that saw Pac-12 members Oregon and Washington State appear in War Memorial Stadium in 2017 and 2018, respectively.The Missouri Tigers posted an 8-5 record in 2018 and earned a bid to the Liberty Bowl where they lost to Oklahoma State by a score of 38-33.

Missouri is only the second SEC team in history to play in Laramie. The University of Mississippi is the only previous SEC member school to play in Wyoming. The Cowboys defeated the Ole Miss Rebels in 2004 by a score of 37-32 in War Memorial Stadium. Texas A&M, which is a current member of the SEC, played in War Memorial Stadium in 2001 when it was a member of the Big 12 conference. The Aggies later joined the SEC in 2012.

The 2019 road schedule for the Pokes, will see them travel to: Texas State (Sept. 7) and Tulsa (Sept. 21) for non-conference games. The Mountain West road schedule for the Pokes will include trips to San Diego State (Oct. 12), Boise State (Nov. 9), Utah State (Nov. 16) and Air Force (Nov. 30).

Season tickets will go on sale for the 2019 Wyoming Football season on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 10 a.m., M.T. Season-ticket packages start at $159 for adults and $89 for children ages 3-12 years old. More details on season-ticket sales will be coming out this week, and will also be available online at

Date  – Opponent

Sat., Aug. 31 MISSOURI 
Sat., Sept. 7 at Texas State
Sat., Sept. 14 IDAHO 
Sat., Sept. 21 at Tulsa
Sat., Sept. 28 UNLV* 
Sat., Oct. 5 BYE Week
Sat., Oct. 12 at San Diego State*
Sat., Oct. 19 NEW MEXICO* 
Sat., Oct. 26 NEVADA* 
Sat., Nov. 2 BYE Week
Sat., Nov. 9 at Boise State*
Sat., Nov. 16 at Utah State*
Sat., Nov. 30 at Air Force*
Sat., Dec. 7 Mountain West Championship Game+

Game dates are tentative and subject to change
Game times and television coverage will be announced at future dates by the Mountain West Conference
BOLD AND CAPS Indicate Home games
*Indicates Mountain West Conference games
+The Mountain West Football Championship Game will be played at the home stadium of one of the divisional champions based on the current MW policy in place to determine the host team.