We're still a month away from Spring football starting up. Luckily there was some exciting news today as the Mountain West announced their 2014 football schedule. Wyoming fans already knew the four non-conference games that were scheduled. Now the rest of the puzzle has been put together. With a road game at Hawaii, Wyoming had the option of scheduling a 13th home game. They opted for a second bye week instead of an extra home game. Probably a smart move with so many changes taking place during the off season.
Let's see how things will play out for the Pokes this year. TV broadcast and kickoff times will be announced at a later date. There is also the possibility that a game may be moved from Saturday to Friday or Thursday depending on TV needs.
2014 Wyoming Football Schedule
Sat., Aug. 30 - MONTANA
Sat., Sept. 6 - AIR FORCE*
Sat., Sept. 13 - at Oregon
Sat., Sept. 20 - FLORIDA ATLANTIC
Sat., Sept. 27 - at Michigan State
Sat., Oct. 4 - OPEN
Sat., Oct. 11 - at Hawai'i*
Sat., Oct. 18 - SAN JOSE STATE*
Sat., Oct. 25 - at Colorado State*
Sat., Nov. 1 - at Fresno State*
Sat., Nov. 8 - UTAH STATE*
Sat., Nov. 15 - OPEN
Sat., Nov. 22 - BOISE STATE*
Sat., Nov. 29 - at New Mexico*
Sat., Dec. 6 - Mountain West Championship Game+
The conference schedule starts off quite early with the Cowboys hosting Air Force on September 6th. That will be a good transition game to have between Montana and Oregon. The Falcons finished just 2-10 last year in a down year.
The bye week on October 4th comes at a perfect spot, as it breaks up the Cowboys two longest road trips (Michigan State and Hawaii). I've been waiting months for the Hawaii date to be announced as this game will be my excuse to go visit the islands again. There is a brutal stretch of a trip to Fresno State followed by home games with Utah State and Boise State highlight November. The bye week on the 15th is a nice bonus. Let's just hope that the final game of the year against New Mexico has some importance for the Cowboys.
Which games are key for the Cowboys? Is a bowl game a possibility in Bohl's first year?