(Editor’s note: UW Athletics release)
LARAMIE, Wyo. – The Wyoming Cowboys will be featured on six nationally-televised games during the 2019 college football season. The announcement came on Thursday as the Mountain West Conference announced a national TV package of 44 Mountain West Conference games to be broadcast by conference television partners CBS Sports Network and ESPN Networks. Two of Wyoming’s six national television games will be featured in prime time from Wyoming’s War Memorial Stadium against Missouri and Colorado State.
The Cowboys will kick off the season at home on Saturday, Aug. 31 against SEC member Missouri. That game will kick off at 5:30 p.m., M.T. and will be televised on CBS Sports Network.
The other Wyoming home game to be televised in prime-time nationally will be a Friday night meeting with archrival Colorado State in the 111th edition of “The Border War”. It should be a night to remember as the Cowboys and Rams will be the national game on ESPN2 on Friday night, Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m., M.T.
The Missouri Tigers will be making their first-ever appearance in Wyoming’s War Memorial Stadium. It is only the second time in history that an SEC team has played in Wyoming. The first SEC member school to play in Wyoming was in 2004 when Ole Miss faced the Cowboys. Wyoming won that game 37-32 over the Rebels.
The 111th meeting between the Cowboys and CSU Rams will give the entire country a chance to experience the intense rivalry between the two Border rivals that has been played in three different centuries.
Wyoming’s other home game to be televised nationally will be the Mountain West Conference opener versus UNLV on Saturday, Sept. 28 in Laramie. ESPN Networks will televise the MW meeting between the Cowboys and Rebels. Kick time for that game, as well as the specific ESPN Network televising that game will be announced at a later date by ESPN Networks.
Wyoming’s road games that will be on national TV this season will include a Saturday, Oct. 12 game at San Diego State. CBS Sports Network will televise the game slated to kick off at 8:30 p.m., M.T. It will be the first meeting between the Cowboys and Aztecs since two memorable games in the 2016 season. The Cowboys defeated the Aztecs in the regular-season by a score of 34-33 in Laramie. Two weeks later, the Aztecs returned to War Memorial Stadium for the 2016 Mountain West Championship Game, and in another thrilling game it was the Aztecs who prevailed 27-24.
The Cowboys will also be featured in back-to-back, nationally-televised games at Boise State on Saturday, Nov. 9 and at Utah State on Saturday, Nov. 16. Both games will be televised on ESPN Networks. Kick times and exact networks for those two games will be announced in the future.
Thursday’s announcement included 44 Mountain West nationally-televised games. Of those 44 games, 33 will be conference matchups. CBS Sports Network and ESPN Networks are each televising 22 games nationally.
Additional telecasts by AT&T SportsNet, Stadium and Spectrum Sports (for select Hawai’i games) will be announced at later dates. At the time those televised games are announced it is anticipated that additional game times will also be released.
For those games designated as ESPN Network games that do not have specific game times assigned to them, the announcements of kick times and specific networks (e.g. ESPN, ESPN2, etc.) will generally be announced 12 days in advance of those games.
Season tickets are currently on sale for the 2019 Wyoming Football season. For the best seat options and to ensure tickets to all six home games, Cowboy Fans are encouraged to buy season tickets. 2019 season tickets range from $149-$235 for adults and are $89 for youth. Season tickets are on sale now at GoWyo.com/tickets, by calling 307-766-7220 or in person at the University of Wyoming Athletics Ticket Office on the west side of the Arena-Auditorium. Payment plans are also available to fans for no additional fee.
Wyoming is coming off three consecutive bowl-eligible seasons, a bowl appearance in the 2016 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl and a victory in the 2017 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
The Cowboys return 13 starters and 45 lettermen for the 2019 season, including All-America candidates Logan Wilson at linebacker and Cooper Rothe at place-kicker.
Date Opponent (Special Events) Time (M.T.) Television
Sat., Aug. 31 MISSOURI (Hall of Fame, Rodeo Day) 5:30 p.m. CBS Sports Network
Sat., Sept. 7 at Texas State TBA TBA
Sat., Sept. 14 IDAHO (Fan Appreciation Day, Ag Day) TBA TBA
Sat., Sept. 21 at Tulsa TBA TBA
Sat., Sept. 28 UNLV* (Energy Day, Family Weekend, Military Day) TBA ESPN Networks
Sat., Oct. 5 BYE Week
Sat., Oct. 12 at San Diego State* 8:30 p.m. CBS Sports Network
Sat., Oct. 19 NEW MEXICO* (Homecoming) TBA TBA
Sat., Oct. 26 NEVADA* TBA TBA
Sat., Nov. 2 BYE Week
Sat., Nov. 9 at Boise State* TBA ESPN Networks
Sat., Nov. 16 at Utah State* TBA ESPN Networks
Fri., Nov. 22 COLORADO STATE* 7:30 p.m. ESPN2
Sat., Nov. 30 at Air Force* TBA TBA
Sat., Dec. 7 Mountain West Championship Game+ TBA TBA