LARAMIE — ESPN2 will travel to Laramie on Friday, Nov. 7 for a national telecast of the Wyoming Cowboys and Utah State Aggies in a game scheduled to kick off at 6 p.m., Mountain Time from Wyoming’s Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium.
The nationally-televised Friday night game between the Cowboys and Aggies will revive the “Bridger’s Battle” rivalry. Wyoming and Utah State will be meeting for the 65th time, but only the second time as members of the Mountain West Conference since Utah State was added as a MW member in 2013. A year ago the “Bridger Rifle” was introduced as a new traveling trophy for the series.
“This will be great exposure to highlight our football program before a national television audience,” University of Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl said. “Utah State has a fine program, and they have been on the national scene the last couple of seasons. We have a great traveling trophy between the two schools, and we’re in hopes of securing that trophy after the game on Friday night.”
Wyoming was featured on ESPN2 twice during the 2013 season — once at home vs. Fresno State and once on the road at Boise State.
The Wyoming-Utah State game was one of 11 Friday night telecasts announced by the Mountain West Conference on Thursday that will be carried on either CBS Sports Network or the ESPN networks. Between the two television partners, up to 48 football games will be televised this year on their various national platforms. Additional broadcasts by CBS Sports Network, ESPN networks, ROOT SPORTS and the Mountain West Network powered by Campus Insiders will be announced in the coming weeks.
It is anticipated that all remaining MW-controlled games in the 2014 schedule will be played on Saturdays.