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Six 2019 Cowboys football games, including ‘Border War,’ to be nationally televised

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City File)

CASPER, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming Athletics Department announced on Thursday, May 2 that the Cowboys football team have six games set to be nationally televised during the 2019 season.

“The announcement came on Thursday as the Mountain West Conference announced a national TV package of 44 Mountain West Conference games to be broadcast by conference television partners CBS Sports Network and ESPN Networks,” the announcement reads.

“Two of Wyoming’s six national television games will be featured in prime time from Wyoming’s War Memorial Stadium against Missouri and Colorado State.”

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The Cowboys opening game at home against Missouri kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 and will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network, according to the release. It will be Missouri’s first visit to War Memorial Stadium.

“The other Wyoming home game to be televised in prime-time nationally will be a Friday night meeting with arch-rival Colorado State in the 111th edition of ‘The Border War,'” adds the release. “It should be a night to remember as the Cowboys and Rams will be the national game on ESPN2 on Friday night, Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m., M.T.”

Wyoming’s Saturday, Sept. 28 match-up with UNLV will be broadcast on an ESPN network, but kick-off time and the specific ESPN network are yet to be announced, according to the release. That game will be the Cowboys first 2019 game against a Mountain West Conference opponent.

The Cowboys road game against San Diego State will kick off at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. The release adds that the game will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network.

“The Cowboys will also be featured in back-to-back, nationally-televised games at Boise State on Saturday, Nov. 9 and at Utah State on Saturday, Nov. 16,” the release continues. “Both games will be televised on ESPN Networks.  Kick times and exact networks for those two games will be announced in the future.”

13 starters and 45 lettermen will return for the Cowboys this season, the release adds. Those include All-American linebacking candidate Logan Wilson and place-kicker Cooper Rothe.

“Wyoming is coming off three consecutive bowl-eligible seasons, a bowl appearance in the 2016 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl and a victory in the 2017 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl,” reads the release.