Boise State Broncos vs. Wyoming Cowboys Complete Game Preview

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Boise State Broncos vs. Wyoming Cowboys Complete Game Preview
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The Boise State Broncos (6-3, 4-1 MWC) will host the Wyoming Cowboys (4-5, 2-3 MWC) Saturday in a Mountain West Conference divisional matchup.

Going into the last three regular season games, Boise State controls its own destiny. If they win, they will make an appearance in the inaugural MWC championship game against the West Division winner.

Wyoming is a team that has looked good at times this season. They started the year off with a very close loss to Nebraska, but rebounded for three straight wins only to take a head-scratching loss to Texas State.

The Cowboys then beat New Mexico, but have since dropped three games in a row to Mountain West competition. They did, however, play a close game against San Jose State and actually led the Fresno State game early before giving up 34 second-half points to the Bulldogs' explosive offense.

Wyoming will try to get back on track in Boise, but that won't be easy.

The blue turf of Bronco Stadium has not been a friendly place for very many teams. The last time the Cowboys came to town, they went home after suffering a 36-14 drubbing.

Of course, things weren't any better last season in Laramie. Boise State blew out the Cowboys 45-14.

This season's game will come down to two things.

First, which Wyoming team will show up? Also, how healthy will the Broncos be?

Boise State has suffered a rash of injuries, but the bye week should have helped get some of its key players back in the lineup.

Let's break down this game, the keys to victory for each team, and how it all might turn out in Bronco Stadium come Saturday.


Date: Saturday, November 16

Kickoff: 10:15 p.m. ET

Place: Bronco Stadium


Radio: Bronco Radio Network, Cowboys Sports Network

Spread: The line, according to Odds Shark, opened with Boise State as a 20-point favorite; however, lines are subject to change.


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