The focus is set on winning an eighth game of the season, as the Wyoming Cowboys start preparations for the upcoming Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

Wyoming Head Coach Craig Bohl and Athletic Director Tom Burman both addressed the media at Monday’s press conference on the heels of receiving and accepting an invitation to play in Boise, ID on Dec. 22.

Coach Bohl was the “invisible man” Monday, as we was not in attendance at the press conference, but rather out recruiting for Cowboy Football ahead of the early signing period that goes from Dec. 20-22, 2017. Bohl did join the conference on the phone and addressed all questions about his team.

Coach Bohl is happy to be back in a bowl game; he talked about Josh Allen’s injury status and playing in the game; discussed the health of other players; also was asked about the direction of the program and more.

Wyoming had a few light practices last week, and Coach Bohl said they would begin full bowl game practices on Thursday, with a small break early next week as players focus on final exams. The team will travel to Boise, ID on Dec. 18.

This is the first time the Cowboys have been in a bowl game in back-to-back seasons in 29 years. That fact was not lost on AD Tom Burman, who did mention that early ticket sales have gone well. Burman talked about getting into a bowl game; likes an afternoon kick-off; feedback from others on the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl and more, including a little on the “state” of the football program.

UW will play Central Michigan in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. from Albertsons Stadium in Boise.