LARAMIE -- Welcome to championship weekend.

If you're like me, you think to yourself, 'how many teams did Wyoming play during the regular season that will be battling for conference crowns over the next two days?'

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That answer is four: Texas, UNLV, Boise State and Appalachian State

The Cowboys were 1-3 against that foursome, the lone win coming in miraculous fashion in Laramie against the Mountaineers. That took defensive end DeVonne Harris blocking a field-goal attempt and speedy cornerback Jakorey Hawkins scooping and scoring from 62 yards out. Tight end John Michael Gyllenborg snagged a two-point conversion and nickelback Wrook Brown capped that 22-19 victory with an interception deep inside UW territory.

The others, aside from a stellar first three quarters in Austin, were lopsided losses.

What could have been.

 

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So, all we can do is sit and watch. Will Boise State and interim head coach Spencer Danielson win the fourth Mountain West title game in school history or will Barry Odom and the upstart UNLV Rebels claim their first Saturday night inside the friendly confines of Allegiant Stadium?

 

Here's this week's matchups and betting odds:

New Mexico State (+10) vs. Liberty

Oregon (-9.5) vs. Washington

Oklahoma State (+15) vs. Texas

Miami (Ohio) (+7.5) vs. Toledo

Boise State (-2.5) vs. UNLV

Georgia (-5) vs. Alabama

SMU (+3.5) vs. Tulane

Appalachian State (+5) vs. Troy

Michigan (-22) vs. Iowa

Louisville (+1.5) vs. Florida State

North Dakota State (+2.5)  vs. Montana State

Delaware (+18) vs. Montana

 

Here are last week's results: 

Jared: 8-4
Jen: 8-4
Cody: 8-4
John Paradis: 8-4
Doug: 7-5
Mat: 7-5
John Stark: 7-5
DJ: 5-7
Here are our year-to-date records:
Doug: 116-42
Jared: 112-46
DJ: 109-49
Cody: 108-50
Jen: 107-51
Mat: 101-57
Here's our best bet this week and a great big thank you to David Settle and Frank Gambino of WyoPreps.com for joining us:
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Wyoming Cowboys Football: 2023 Season in Photos

Our 7220sports.com photographer DJ Johnson is on the sideline at every Wyoming football game. Rain, shine -- and everything in between -- you're likely to find him scouring stadiums around the country looking for "the shot." Take a look at some of DJ's highlights during the 2023 campaign.

Gallery Credit: DJ Johnson photos

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