* University of Wyoming press release

PROVO, Utah -- The Cowboys renew another rivalry on Saturday heading to Provo, Utah to take on No. 12/14 BYU in the first meeting between the schools since 2011.

The contest is slated for a 4 p.m. start from the Marriott Center, It will be the 175th meeting all-time between the two schools.

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Fans can listen to the contest, as well as follow stats on GoWyo.com. The game will be streamed on ESPN+ and the WatchESPN App and will be broadcast live on radio over the 26 affiliate stations of the Cowboy Sports Network, as Erick Pauley will be on the call.


About The Teams

Wyoming heads into the non-conference finale with a 7-5 record. Wyoming went 1-1 at the Sun Bowl Invitational defeating Summit League favorite South Dakota State and falling to host UTEP in the title.

The Pokes are averaging 75.4 points per game and are allowing 71.3 points. The Pokes are shooting 41.4 percent from behind the arc this season for fourth in the nation. The Cowboys are shooting 46.7 percent from the field and opponents are shooting 43.3 percent.

The Cougars head into the contest with a 11-1 overall record and are ranked No. 12 in the Coaches poll and No. 14 in the Associated Press poll. BYU is one of the nation’s top offensive units averaging 90.1 points per game.

BYU allows only 61.0 points per game and are +29.1 in scoring margin. BYU is shooting 48.8 percent from the field and 37.6 percent from behind the arc. Opponents are shooting 40.3 percent from the field and 24.9 percent from behind the arc.


About The Players

Wyoming is led in scoring by Sam Griffin at 17.8 points per game for fifth in the MW. He also adds 3.3 rebounds and a team best 3.7 assists per game. He is shooting 45.9 percent from behind the arc with 28 made threes on the season.

Akuel Kot is adding 16.3 points per night and has 20 or more points in two of the last three games. He is second on the team with 2.4 assists per game.

Mason Walters made his Brown and Gold debut in El Paso, as he averaged 14.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in two games. Cam Manyawu adds 9.0 points and 6.7 rebounds, as he has five double-doubles on the season. Caden Powell leads the team with 6.8 rebounds per game.

The Cougars are one of the most balanced teams in the nation with six players averaging double-figures on the season.

Jaxson Robinson adds 16.5 points per game and 2.8 rebounds. He leads the team with 36 three-pointers. Spencer Johnson adds 11.5 points per game and ranks seconds on the team with 6.1 rebounds per game. Trevin Knell adds 11.4 points and 3.9 rebounds.


About The Series

The Cowboys and Cougars will meet for the 175th time on Saturday and the first since March of 2011. BYU leads the all-time series 105-69. The Pokes are 14-66 all-time against the Cougars in Provo.


Up Next

The Cowboys return to action on Jan. 2 opening up conference play against San Jose State. The contest is slated for a 6:30 p.m. start on the MW Network.

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

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