Gear up for gameday: Tulsa
LARAMIE -- Title hopes, dashed.
Bowl chances, gone.
John Mosley rushed for 201 yards and a touchdown as lowly Tulsa rolled to a 35-0 beatdown of the Cowboys in the 1998 regular-season finale inside Skelly Field. Up to that point, Wyoming's only two losses of the season came between the hedges at No. 12 Georgia (16-9) and at home against 23rd-ranked Air Force.
Tulsa entered the contest with just three wins under its belt, including a victory over Division-!! squad Southwest Missouri State.
"They had the Vegas Bowl dancers there and all the programs laid out in the locker room with the hats and t-shirts," Former UW head coach Dana Dimel recalled in an interview with 7220sports.com in 2019, shaking his head, still in disbelief nearly two decades after that blanking. "We played a horrible game."
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Wyoming quarterbacks Jay Stoner and Matt Swanson combined to complete just 14-of-39 throws for 140 yards. They were picked off four times. Tulsa, sporting bright red jerseys, racked up six sacks.
UW running backs rolled up a grand total of 73 yards.
That's my everlasting memory anytime these two programs meet on a football field.
Despite finishing 8-3 overall and 6-2 in WAC play, the Cowboys spent the holidays at home. San Diego State instead slid into the Las Vegas Bowl that year. The Aztecs, who finished the season 7-5, including a 7-1 mark in league play, fell to North Carolina, 20-13.
The last time Wyoming and Tulsa met was back in 2019. Craig Bohl called it a "donnybrook." That's the perfect word for it. The Cowboys fell 24-21 in Oklahoma. A handful of players didn't even make it to the final whistle, including right guard Logan Harris, who was taken to a local hospital by ambulance after suffering a concussion.
It was that physical.
Expect more of the same Saturday when the Golden Hurricane blows into the Cowboy State.
Here is all you need to know -- and the links -- for Saturday's tilt in Laramie:
WHO: Wyoming (0-1) at Tulsa (0-0)
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 3 at 1:30 p.m. MST
WEATHER: High of 83, low of 49, sunny, winds at 10-20 mph
WHERE: War Memorial Stadium, Laramie, Wyo. (29,181 capacity)
RADIO: Cowboy Sports Network
TICKETS: Wyoming Ticket office
BOX SCORE: ESPN
ROSTERS: Wyoming / Tulsa
BETMGM ODDS: Tulsa -6.5, O/U 44.5 (Could be subject to change)
HISTORY: 3-3 (Tulsa has won three straight in the series)
HEAD COACHES: Craig Bohl / Philip Montgomery
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