Cowboys face Boise State tonight in road contest

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yoming Cowboys quarterback Levi Williams (15) against the Colorado State Rams at War Memorial Stadium. The Cowboys beat the Rams 31-17. Photo Credit: Troy Babbitt-UW Media-Athletics

November 12, 2021 — The Wyoming Cowboys and Boise State Broncos will face off tonight in Boise, Idaho. Both teams bring overall records of 5-4 into this week’s game, and both teams are coming off convincing wins in their last outings. Wyoming, 1-4 in the Mountain West, defeated Colorado State 31-17 last Saturday in Laramie. Boise State, 3-2 in the MW, traveled to Fresno State and beat the Bulldogs 40-14.

Tonight’s game will be broadcast on WyoRadio’s 99.7 JACK-FM and 99 KSIT.com
beginning at 5:30 with kick-off scheduled at 7:30 p.m.

Beginning with the 2016 season, the Wyoming Cowboys and Boise State Broncos have played a series of close games, with three of the five games decided by one score. In 2016, Wyoming won 30-28 in Laramie, with The Broncos winning the last four contests by scores of 24-14, 34-15, 20-17 (OT), and 17-9.

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Two Cowboys recorded career highs in rushing as running back Titus Swen rushed for 166 yards on 21 carries, and quarterback Levi Williams ran for 116 yards on 12 carries.  It was Swen’s second 100-yard game of his career and first of the season.  For Williams, it was the first 100-yard rushing game of his career. 

Wyoming’s leading rusher, Xazavian Valladay, added 76 yards on the ground against Colorado State to move him from fourth place on the UW career rushing list to second.  Valladay trails only Brian Hill, who rushed for 4,287 yards from 2014-16. Valladay enters this week’s game needing just 29 yards to reach 3,000 for his career.