Cowboys host New Mexico this afternoon

Coming off a bye last week, the Wyoming Cowboy football team returns to Mountain West Conference play this Saturday when it hosts the New Mexico Lobos for Homecoming 2013. The game is scheduled to kick off at 1:30 p.m., Mountain Time.

This week's game versus New Mexico will mark the 89th Homecoming game in University of Wyoming history, and the 64th Homecoming game to be played in War Memorial Stadium. Wyoming has won over 60 percent of its Homecoming games played in War Memorial Stadium, winning 37 times, losing 24 and tying two.

Wyoming and New Mexico will be playing for the 66th time in the two schools' histories. Of Wyoming's current on-going series, only the Pokes' series with Colorado State is longer as the Cowboys and Rams will be meeting for the 105th time this season. Overall, the New Mexico series is the fourth oldest, but the second and third oldest series versus Utah (83 meetings) and BYU (77 meetings) are not currently being played.

The Pokes have won three of the last four meetings against the Lobos, including a 28-23 road victory in Albuquerque, N.M., last November 10. Wyoming leads the overall series 35-30. The Cowboys and Lobos will be playing for the 15th consecutive season since both schools moved to the Mountain West Conference in 1999.

Wyoming will be looking for its third consecutive home victory this season, having defeated Idaho, 42-10 on Sept. 7, and Northern Colorado, 35-7 on Sept. 14.

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