Five Wyoming football games will be shown on national television during the upcoming 2018 college football season.

The Mountain West Conference and its national TV partners, ESPN and CBS Sports Network, announced the 44 games chosen for national distribution Tuesday.

Wyoming will be featured on CBS Sports Network three times and ESPN Networks twice. The Cowboys will have three national appearances at home and two on the road.

The first known TV game will be the home opener against Washington State on Saturday, Sept. 1. It will be shown on CBS Sports Network, and kick-off will be at 1:30 p.m. The next time the Pokes will appear on TV is also on CBSSN in their conference debut at home versus Boise State Sept. 29. That will be a 5:00 p.m. kick-off.

UW’s first appearance on one of the ESPN Networks will be their game at Fresno State Oct. 13. Kick-off time will be announced 12 days (Oct. 1) before the game. The Cowboys next road game will also be on TV, as the annual “Border War” against rival Colorado State has been moved to Friday, Oct. 26 and will be on CBS Sports Network at 8 p.m.

The final known TV game is the home finale Nov. 17 versus Air Force. It will be an ESPN Network game and kick-off will be announced 12 days (Nov. 5) before the game.

Additional telecasts by AT&T SportsNet, Spectrum Sports (for select Hawai’i games) and Stadium 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.

Wyoming is coming off back-to-back eight-win seasons, consecutive bowl appearances and a victory in last year’s Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

Here’s the 2018 Cowboy Football schedule:

Date      Opponent                      Time                           Television

8/25      at New Mexico State        TBA                                TBA

9/1        WASHINGTON STATE   1:30 p.m.                        CBSSN

9/8        at Missouri                       TBA                                 TBA

9/15      WOFFORD                      TBA                                 TBA

9/22      BYE Week

9/29      BOISE STATE*               5:00 p.m.                        CBSSN

10/6      at Hawai’i*                        TBA                                 TBA

10/13    at Fresno State*               TBA                          ESPN Networks

10/20    UTAH STATE*                  TBA                                 TBA

10/26    at Colorado State*          8:00 p.m.                        CBSSN

11/3      SAN JOSE STATE*          TBA                                 TBA

11/10    BYE Week

11/17    AIR FORCE*                    TBA                          ESPN Networks

11/24    at New Mexico*                TBA                                 TBA

12/1      MW Champ. Game+        TBA                                  TBA

Games in CAPS are home games

All times shown are Mountain Time

*Indicates Mountain West Conference game

+The Mountain West Football Championship Game will be played at the home stadium of the divisional champion with the highest national ranking.

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