Wyoming had a tough challenge in the rain and mud against the BYU Cougars in San Diego during the 2016 Poinsettia Bowl, falling to the Cougars 24 to 21.

The game was a challenge starting off at the beginning. Rain started to pour pretty much as the starting cannons went off. BYU scored a touchdown in the first quarter and had a successful field goal in the second quarter close to the half.

The Cowboys had momentum near the end of the fourth quarter, but a pass intercepted by Nacua leaving the score to its final 24 to 21.

Brian Hill was suspended for the first quarter of the game. Afterward, Wyoming Head Coach Bohl said it was his decision and left it at that. Hill did not comment on the suspension either. Hill also added he wanted to take in the game and confer with Bohl and his family over the rest of the holiday break before making a final decision about the NFL draft.

This was the first time the Cowboys and Cougars have faced each other since 2010, and it was the 78th time ever.

Wyoming won the Mountain Division of the Mountain West Conference and hosted the Mountain West Championship.

Earlier this year, the Pokes defeated two Top 25 Ranked teams, Boise State who was ranked 13th and San Diego who was ranked 24th.

The last time Wyoming was in a bowl game, they faced Temple in the New Mexico Bowl in 2011. They lost 15 to 37.