The Cowboys Welcome The Spartans For Homecoming Game [VIDEOS]
The 90th Homecoming game in University of Wyoming Cowboy football will have the Pokes hosting the San Jose State Spartans today at War Memorial Stadium.
This will mark the first home game for Wyoming in a month. It's also the Cowboys only home game during the month of October.
Wyoming (3-3, 1-1) has dropped two straight games and is coming off their first loss in Mountain West action last Saturday at Hawai'i.
San Jose State (2-3, 1-1) is coming off a bye week. Their last action was October 4 against UNLV, and the Spartans were victorious, 33-10. They are led by a defense that allows only 89.6 passing yards per game. That is tops in the FBS.
It's got the attention of Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl, who talked about the Spartans defense earlier this week:
Another key piece the Cowboys will have to deal with today is SJSU junior Tyler Ervin. He is one of the main playmakers on the Spartans offense, and UW knows it.
Head coach Craig Bohl knows the type of impact Ervin can make on a game:
Ervin isn't the only key to the San Jose State offense. Keep an eye on receivers Tyler Winston and Tim Crawley, as well. Winston burned UW last year for 171 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
The Cowboys defense has been the subject of close scrutiny over the past week, especially after struggling in the second half in the loss at Hawai'i. Wyoming has had issues in the past with tackling, and that reared its ugly head against the Rainbow Warriors.
Coach Bohl said there's a lot that goes into that part of the game.
The Pokes and Spartans are meeting for only the ninth time on the gridiron. UW has won six of the previous eight meetings, but lost at San Jose last year in a shoot-out, 51-44. The two teams combined for 1,241 yards of offense.
As for Homecoming, UW is 43-43-3 in their previous games. That includes a 38-24-2 record in Homecoming games at War Memorial Stadium.
Kick-off for the Cowboys and Spartans is at 2 p.m.
You can listen to Wyoming Cowboys football on KOWB (AM 1290). Coverage will start with the KOWB Pokes Pre-game Show at 11 a.m. Cowboy Talk will follow the broadcast. KOWB is not allowed to stream the game over the internet.