The Cowboys of the University of Wyoming play men’s football in the Mountain Division of the Mountain West Conference (MWC). Unfortunately, they have not been playing well. This team, under second year Head Coach Craig Bohl, managed to win just four of twelve games against Conference and non-Conference foes in 2014, just two of eight games when playing Mountain West teams.
The football team had performed poorly in 2013, as well. So expectations for this squad were not high as the new college football year unfolded. The Cowboys began the season at home on September 5th with a loss to the University of North Dakota. The score was 24-13.
Week two of the new season resulted in another loss at home to the University of Eastern Michigan. In this game, the final score was 48-29. The Cowboys played their first road game last Saturday, September 19th against Washington State University. Once again, the results produced no smiles on the faces of the visitors. The Cowboys lost their third consecutive game by a score of 21-14.
Three games have produced three disappointing losses and there seems to be “no end in sight” to the misery. The remaining games on this team’s home schedule present lots of tough challenges.
In fact, the University of Wyoming football team will host the University of New Mexico this Saturday, September 26th, the University of Nevada on October 17th, Colorado State University on November 7th and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) on November 28th.
The team’s remaining road games seem to offer little, if any, relief. The Cowboys are scheduled to play Appalachian State University on October 3rd, the Air Force Academy on October 10th, Boise State University on October 24th, Utah State University on October 30th and San Diego State University on November 14th.
Coach Bohl remains hopeful that his players can “lift their performance on the gridiron” in upcoming games. They’ve been unable to do it so far so there is little reason to believe that dramatic improvement is imminent. The Cowboys of the University of Wyoming have not been a good football team for some time now and the squad’s Head Coach has not had enough time to raise the talent level through the recruitment of top high school athletes.
His first two years as a recruiter may begin to bear fruit next year, but has done little to change the culture of this team in 2015.
It would be great for the school, its fans and college football in Wyoming if this team stops losing and starts winning.
And if that ever happens, the Cowboys of the University of Wyoming may be able to play football in December, perhaps before a national audience on network television.
Courtesy of Collegefootballap.org