Several appearances on national television are ahead for the Wyoming Cowboys football team during the 2019 season.

The Mountain West Conference and its national TV partners, CBS Sports Network and ESPN Networks, made the announcement of the conference’s 44-game slate Thursday.

UW will appear twice on CBS Sports Network and six times on an ESPN property. Two of those are home games that will be in prime time. They are against Missouri and Colorado State.

The Cowboys’ season debut will be a night game versus the Tigers, Aug. 31. It will air on CBS Sports Network and start at 5:30 p.m.

Wyoming’s annual Border War game against rival Colorado State will be televised on ESPN2. The game is being moved to a Friday night for a second straight season. The Cowboys and Rams will battle Nov. 22 at War Memorial Stadium. Kick-off will be at 7:30 p.m.

The third home game on national TV is the Mountain West opener versus UNLV on Saturday, Sept. 28. That’s one of the ESPN Network games, where the specific network and kick-off time are announced 12 days prior to the game date. UW’s game at San Diego State on Oct. 12 will be on CBS Sports Network with a start time of 8:30 p.m., Mountain Time.

Two back-to-back road games in November will be on TV. The Pokes head to Boise State, Saturday, Nov. 9 and follow that with a trip to Utah State, Saturday, Nov. 16. Both games will air on an ESPN Network that will be determined in the future.

Additional telecasts on a regional basis from AT&T SportsNet or from Stadium will be released at a later date. Also, games against non-conference opponents on the road are controlled by that institution’s conference television agreement, which means they may or may not be televised.

Here’s a look at the Wyoming Football schedule for 2019:

Date                         Opponent                              Time (M.T.)                Television

Sat., Aug. 31           MISSOURI                             5:30 PM        CBS Sports Network

Sat., Sept. 7             at Texas State                           5:00 PM          ESPN+

Sat., Sept. 14           IDAHO                                   3:00 PM         ESPN3

Sat., Sept. 21           at Tulsa                                     TBA                 TBA

Sat., Sept. 28           UNLV*                                    TBA                ESPN Networks

Sat., Oct. 5               BYE Week

Sat., Oct. 12             at San Diego State*                    8:30 PM        CBS Sports Network

Sat., Oct. 19            NEW MEXICO*                       2:00 PM        AT&T SPORTSNET

Sat., Oct. 26            NEVADA*                                12:00 PM       AT&T SPORTSNET

Sat., Nov. 2              BYE Week

Sat., Nov. 9              at Boise State*                           TBA                ESPN Networks

Sat., Nov. 16            at Utah State*                             TBA               ESPN Networks

Fri., Nov. 22            COLORADO STATE*               7:30 p.m.       ESPN2

Sat., Nov. 30            at Air Force*                               TBA               FACEBOOK

Sat., Dec. 7             Mountain West Championship Game   TBA        ESPN

Games in BOLD and CAPS are Home Games

*Indicates a Mountain West Conference game