* University of Wyoming press release

LARAMIE – The 2024 University of Wyoming Football season will kick off where the 2023 season ended in the state of Arizona with Wyoming taking on Arizona State in Tempe on Saturday, Aug. 31.

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The Pokes, who set a single season attendance record in 2023, will open the home portion of the schedule against Idaho on Saturday, Sept. 7 inside War Memorial Stadium. That contest will be the first of six home games for Wyoming in 2024 and the first chance for Cowboy fans to see the first phase of renovations to War Memorial Stadium.

Wyoming's 2024 slate also features a pair of bye weeks.

The Mountain West is coming off a 2023 season in which seven teams played in bowl games. The 2024 season will see six new head coaches take the reins at MW schools and will be the first under a new multi-year deal with Old Trapper to serve as the title sponsor of the Mountain West Football Championship game.

Games against Oregon State and Washington State will not count toward the MW standings and those two squads will not be eligible to participate in the Old Trapper MW Championship. The scheduling agreement strengthens the Conference’s nonconference schedule, enhances the league’s national brand and expands the MW footprint.

The 2024 schedule will play out over 15 weeks, concluding with the Old Trapper Mountain West Football Championship game on a date to be announced. The contest will feature the two teams with the highest Conference winning percentage.

Today’s release represents the first phase in the 2024 football schedule process. Mountain West national television partners CBS Sports and FOX Sports will now initiate a selection procedure which will include the shifting of particular games to non-Saturday dates. That will be followed by the identification of network outlets and kick times.



Date Opponents
Sat., Aug. 31 at Arizona State
Sat., Sept. 7 Idaho
Sat., Sept. 14 BYU
Sat., Sept. 21 at North Texas
Sat., Sept. 28 Air Force *
Sat., Oct. 5 Open
Sat., Oct. 12 San Diego State *
Sat., Oct. 19 at San Jose State *
Sat., Oct. 26 Utah State *
Sat., Nov. 2 at New Mexico *
Sat., Nov. 9 Open
Sat., Nov. 16 at Colorado State *
Sat., Nov. 23 Boise State *
Sat., Nov. 30 at Washington State

TBD MW Championship Game+

Game times and television coverage will be announced by the Mountain West at future dates
BOLD AND CAPS Indicate Home games
*Indicates Mountain West Conference games
+The Mountain West Football Championship Game



• After opening the season at Arizona State, the Cowboys will play four of their next five contests inside War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.

• The Cowboys will host another Big 12 foe, this time in BYU, on Saturday, Sept. 14. The two teams met in Provo in 2022.

• Wyoming will open the Mountain West portion of the schedule on Saturday, Sept. 28 hosting Air Force. Both teams won nine games last season.

• The Cowboys will face San Diego State in the two teams first meeting in War Memorial Stadium since the Mountain West Championship game in 2016.

• Wyoming will face Utah State in the Battle for Bridger’s Rifle on Saturday, Oct. 26.

• The Pokes will host Boise State in a key Mountain West contest on Saturday, Nov. 23 in the final home contest of the season.


• The contest against Arizona State will mark back-to-back seasons that the Cowboys have faced a team from the Big 12 Conference to open the season.

• Wyoming will faceoff against North Texas on Saturday, Sept. 21. It marks the first meeting between the schools.

• Wyoming’s first road contest in conference play will be a trip to San Jose State on Saturday, Oct. 19.

• Wyoming will face New Mexico on Saturday, Nov. 2 and head to Fort Collins for the Border War against Colorado State on Saturday, Nov. 16.

• Wyoming closes the regular season at Washington State. The contest is part of a scheduling agreement between the conference and both WSU and Oregon State. The games against OSU and WSU will not count toward the conference standings, and neither Pac-12 school is eligible for the MW championship game.


First-year head coach Jay Sawvel returns a core of veteran players to his roster including three players who earned All-Mountain West honors a season ago along with the MVP of the Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl.

Jordan Bertagnole earned Second-Team All-MW honors and is joined by Wyett Ekler (Honorable Mention) to anchor a veteran group that also features the return of linebacker Shae Suiaunoa and host of other returners, as Wyoming brings back six of their top seven tacklers from last season.

The Wyoming offense welcomes back honorable mention All-MW running back Harrison Waylee along with a strong group that includes tight end John Michael Gyllenborg and quarterback Evan Svoboda, as he helped lead the Pokes to a comeback win in the win over Toledo in the Arizona Bowl. Kicker John Hoyland was named the MVP of the 2023 Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl.


Season tickets are now on sale for the 2024 Wyoming Football season. Current UW season-ticket holders may login to their online account and renew at: www.GoWyo.com/renew with New season-ticket buyers may go to www.GoWyo.com/tickets

Fans who have questions regarding UW Athletic ticketing may also: email tickets@uwyo.edu; call 307-766-7220; or stop by the UW Athletics Ticket Office on the west side of the Arena-Auditorium located on Willett Drive. Office hours: 8 am- 5pm, Monday-Friday (excluding major holidays).


With season-ticket prices as low as $170 for adults, fans can attend six Cowboy games. Purchasing season tickets for the 2024 season will save fans a considerable amount versus purchasing single-game tickets.

Season-ticket offers for Cowboy Football home games in 2024 include the following.

• Monthly payment plans are available to fans. For more information, contact the UW Athletics Ticket Office by: emailing tickets@uwyo.edu; calling 307-766-7220; or stopping by the UW Athletics Ticket Office on the west side of the Arena-Auditorium located on Willett Drive.

• Recent University of Wyoming Alumni graduating classes of 2020-24 are being offered a special season-ticket price of $105 per season ticket for general admission season tickets up to 2 tickets and will be provided a Brown Lot parking pass.

• Full-time UW Faculty and Staff are eligible for a 20% discount on up to two 2 season tickets. UW Faculty and Staff may also pay for season tickets via payroll deduction for a limited time. Contact the UW Athletics Ticket Office for more information.



Saturday, Aug. 24

Delaware State at Hawai‘i

SMU at Nevada

Montana State at New Mexico


Thursday, Aug. 29

Sacramento State at San José State


Saturday, Aug. 31

Merrimack at Air Force

Boise State at Georgia Southern

Colorado State at Texas

Fresno State at Michigan

UCLA at Hawai‘i

Nevada at Troy

New Mexico at Arizona

Texas A&M Commerce at San Diego State

UNLV at Houston

Robert Morris at Utah State

Wyoming at Arizona State

Idaho State at Oregon State

Portland State at Washington State


Saturday, Sept. 7

San José State at Air Force*

Boise State at Oregon

Northern Colorado at Colorado State

Sacramento State at Fresno State

Georgia Southern at Nevada

Oregon State at San Diego State

Utah Tech at UNLV

Utah State at USC

Idaho at Wyoming

Texas Tech at Washington State


Saturday, Sept. 14

Air Force at Baylor

Colorado at Colorado State

New Mexico State at Fresno State

Hawai‘i at Sam Houston

Nevada at Minnesota

New Mexico at Auburn

San Diego State at California

Kennesaw State at San José State

UNLV vs. Kansas^

Utah at Utah State

BYU at Wyoming

Oregon at Oregon State

Washington State vs. Washington%


Saturday, Sept. 21

Portland State at Boise State

UTEP at Colorado State

Fresno State at New Mexico*

Northern Iowa at Hawai‘i

Eastern Washington at Nevada

San José State at Washington State

Utah State at Temple

Wyoming at North Texas

Purdue at Oregon State


Saturday, Sept. 28

Air Force at Wyoming*

Washington State at Boise State

Fresno State at UNLV*

New Mexico at New Mexico State

San Diego State at Central Michigan


Saturday, Oct. 5

Navy at Air Force

Utah State at Boise State*

Colorado State at Oregon State

Hawai‘i at San Diego State*

Nevada at San José State*

Syracuse at UNLV


Saturday, Oct. 12

Air Force at New Mexico*

Boise State at Hawai‘i*

San José State at Colorado State*

Washington State at Fresno State

Oregon State at Nevada

San Diego State at Wyoming*

UNLV at Utah State*


Saturday, Oct. 19

Colorado State at Air Force*

Fresno State at Nevada*

Hawai‘i at Washington State

New Mexico at Utah State*

Wyoming at San José State*

UNLV at Oregon State


Saturday, Oct. 26

Boise State at UNLV*

New Mexico at Colorado State*

San José State at Fresno State*

Nevada at Hawai‘i*

Washington State at San Diego State

Utah State at Wyoming*

Oregon State at California


Saturday, Nov. 2

Air Force at Army

San Diego State at Boise State*

Colorado State at Nevada*

Hawai‘i at Fresno State*

Wyoming at New Mexico*


Saturday, Nov. 9

Fresno State at Air Force*

Nevada at Boise State*

UNLV at Hawai‘i*

New Mexico at San Diego State*

San José State at Oregon State

Utah State at Washington State


Saturday, Nov. 16

Oregon State at Air Force

Boise State at San José State*

Wyoming at Colorado State*

Hawai‘i at Utah State*

Washington State at New Mexico

San Diego State at UNLV*


Saturday, Nov. 23

Air Force at Nevada*

Boise State at Wyoming*

Colorado State at Fresno State*

San Diego State at Utah State*

UNLV at San José State*

Washington State at Oregon State


Saturday, Nov. 30

Air Force at San Diego State*

Oregon State at Boise State

Utah State at Colorado State*

Fresno State at UCLA

New Mexico at Hawai‘i*

Nevada at UNLV*

Stanford at San José State

Wyoming at Washington State



Old Trapper Mountain West Football Championship Game


* Mountain West game

^ at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan.

% at Lumen Field in Seattle, Wash.

University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players

During the summer of 2021, 7220Sports.com counted down the Top 50 football players in University of Wyoming history, presented by Premier Bone & Joint Centers, Worthy of Wyoming.

The rules are simple: What was the player's impact while in Laramie? That means NFL stats, draft status or any other accolade earned outside of UW is irrelevant when it comes to this list.

This isn't a one-man job. This task called for a panel of experts. Joining 7220's Cody Tucker are Robert GagliardiJared NewlandRyan Thorburn, and Kevin McKinney.

We all compiled our own list of 50 and let computer averages do the work. Think BCS -- only we hope this catalog is fairer.

Don't agree with a selection? Feel free to sound off on our Twitter: @7220sports - #Top50UWFB

Gallery Credit: 7220Sports.com

- University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players