Washington State added to Wyoming schedule
University of Wyoming Athletics Director Tom Burman announced on Thursday the completion of two future football contracts versus Washington State University of the Pacific-12 Conference and Montana of the Big Sky Conference.
The games renew two long-standing series for Wyoming Football. The Cowboys will play a home-and-home series versus the Washington State Cougars, beginning in Pullman, Wash., on Sept. 12, 2015. The Cougars will return to Laramie, Wyo., on Sept. 1, 2018. The game versus Montana will be a single game to be played in Laramie on Aug. 30, 2014.
"We continue to work toward building future football schedules that will help our program gain exposure on a national level, while also bringing to Laramie quality opponents who are exciting for our fans to see," said Burman. "We've had some great games with both Washington State and Montana. To add another home game versus a PAC-12 opponent is something we are excited to be able to offer our fans, and we also know our fans enjoy watching regional rivals such as the University of Montana, which is one of the most successful Football Championship Subdivision programs in the nation."
During the past three seasons, Wyoming fans have had the opportunity to watch 2009 BCS runner-up Texas play in Laramie (Sept. 12, 2009) and see the first-ever appearance by the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium (Sept. 24, 2011).
Over the next six seasons, Wyoming will: travel to Big Ten members Nebraska (2013 and 2016) and Michigan State (2014); will play home-and-home series versus Pacific-12 members Oregon (2014 and 2017) and Washington State (2015 and 2018); and will play a home-and-home series with SEC member Missouri (2017 and 2018).
Wyoming and Washington State have played each other five previous times, but haven't faced each other since 1990. Wyoming has won two of those previous five meetings, and Washington State has three wins in the series. The Cowboys and Montana Griz have played 13 previous times, with Wyoming winning all of those previous meetings. The series with Montana began back in 1951, with the most recent meeting coming in Laramie in 1997.
Earlier this month, Burman announced completion of three future football contracts, highlighted by Wyoming's appearance in East Lansing, Mich., to face the Michigan State Spartans of the Big Ten Conference in 2014. Two home-and-home football series were also announced at that time versus Mid-American Conference (MAC) opponents Northern Illinois and Eastern Michigan.
See Wyoming's future football schedules that follow.
Aug. 31 at Nebraska
Sept. 7 IDAHO
Sept. 14 NORTHERN COLORADO
Sept. 28 at Texas State
Aug. 30 MONTANA
Sept. 6 at Oregon
Sept. 20 at Michigan State
Sept. 27 FLORIDA ATLANTIC
Sept. 5 NORTH DAKOTA
Sept. 12 at Washington State
Sept. 19 EASTERN MICHIGAN
Sept. 26 at Northern Illinois
Sept. 3 NORTHERN ILLINOIS
Sept. 17 at Nebraska
Sept. 24 at Eastern Michigan
Sept. 9 at Missouri
Sept. 16 OREGON
Sept. 1 WASHINGTON STATE
Sept. 8 MISSOURI
All Wyoming Home games are in CAPS and bold.
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