Laramie, Wyo. (November 8, 2022) — For the 114th time, rivals Wyoming and Colorado State will face off this Saturday in “The Border Wars.” This year’s game will begin at 5 p.m. Mountain Time from Sonny Lubick Field at Canvas Stadium in Fort Collins, Colo. It will be the 77th consecutive year the two schools, separated by 65 miles, have played each other in football and the 55th time the two old rivals will play for the Bronze Boot traveling trophy.

Wyoming will enter the game with a 6-3 overall record and 4-1 mark in the Mountain West Conference. Colorado State is 2-7 and 2-3 in the Mountain West. The Cowboys are riding a three-game winning streak at New Mexico (27-14), home vs. Utah State (28-14) and Hawaii (27-20). The Rams have lost their last two games at Boise State (10-49) and San Jose State (16-28), but CSU won its most recent home game against Hawaii (17-13).

Where to look and listen
Every Cowboys football game is broadcast live on the Cowboys Sports Network’s 26 affiliates. are announcers Reiss MonacoPlay-by-play (first year), Kevin McKinneyColor Analyst (25th year) and Eric Pauley, Sideline Reporter (1st year). The pregame show starts 90 minutes before kickoff.

Saturday’s Wyoming-Colorado State game will be televised by the CBS Sports Network. Calling the game will be for CBSSN John Street (play-by-play) and Randy Cross (color analyzer).

The oldest rivalry for both the Cowboys and the Rams has been played in three different centuries
The Wyoming Cowboys and Colorado State Rams will be playing in “The Border War” for the 114th time this week. The series is the oldest rivalry for both schools. Here are some notes on “The Border War” rivalry.

•”The Border War” series has been played in three different centuries, dating back to Nov. 30, 1899, when CSU won the first meeting in Fort Collins, Colo., 12-0.

• This year marks the 123rd anniversary of that first meeting.

• Since 1968, the two schools have battled for the “Bronze Boot” travel trophy. This year will be the 55th meeting of the “Bronze Boot” part of the series. Wyoming leads the Bronze Boot series 29-25.

•The bronze boot trophy was modeled after an actual boot worn by CSU ROTC instructor Dan Romero in Vietnam.

•Since the end of World War II, Wyoming and CSU have played each other for 77 consecutive seasons from 1946 to this season.

•Wyoming is 44-32-0 in the last 76 meetings, dating back to the 1946 season.

•Colorado State leads the overall series 59-49-5.

Where does the difference in series record come from?
Thanks to the research of CSU football history writer John Hearn, the one-game difference in series history between Wyoming and Colorado State has been explained.

Media information from Wyoming indicates that this year’s meeting is the 114th. Colorado State indicates that they do not officially recognize the first game of the series on November 30, 1899. The first game, which Hearn discovered in his research, related to the original meeting between the two schools in 1899. The win was lost in favor of CSU.

CSU chose not to recognize that game in their official series record, following NCAA rules that do not recognize forfeits. But we, at Wyoming, have chosen to leave the game in the history of our series. After all, how many schools can say they have played each other in three different centuries.

Annual Bronze Boot Run — Game Ball Run
On Friday, November 11, the annual Game Ball Run by each school’s ROTC units will take place on US 287 between Laramie and Fort Collins. A brief ceremony will take place at the state border in Noon, MT, with the schools’ head coaches, athletics directors and spirit squads.

The Cowboys are bowl eligible for the sixth time in seven seasons
The Wyoming Cowboys picked up their sixth win of the 2022 season with a 27-20 road victory over the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors on Saturday, October 29, and that sixth win clinched bowl eligibility for the sixth time in the last seven seasons.

Under the guidance of the head coach Craig Bohl, Wyoming has appeared in the 2016 Poinsettia Bowl, the 2017 and 2021 Famous Idaho Potato Bowls and the 2019 Arizona Bowl. Wyoming also qualified for a bowl game in 2018 with a 6-6 record but did not receive a bowl bid.

Coach Bohl and his coaching staff are the only coaching staff in school history to win three consecutive bowl games in 2017, ’19 and ’21, and the only coaching staff to lead Wyoming to four bowl games in a six-year span (2016). -21).

The mantra of going 1-0 each week continues for the Cowboys — they’re adding to 1-0 week streaks.
Wyoming’s mantra this season has been to go 1-0 each week, and that’s the focus. But two streaks are developing because of 1-0 weeks. Wyoming currently has a three-game winning streak, which is the second-longest in the Mountain West to Fresno State’s four-game streak.

The Pokes also have a two-game road winning streak this week, having won their last two road games — at New Mexico and Hawaii.

John Hoyland named a midseason All-American by PFF
Pro Football Focus (PFF) named him to the Midseason College Football All-America team and the Wyoming place-kicker. John Hoyland He was selected to the PFF Second Team All-America team. NC State place-kicker Christopher Dunn was PFF’s first-team selection.

Hoyland currently ranks first in the nation in field goals made this season, averaging 2.11 per game. He ranks 17th in field-goal percentage (90.5) and 23rd among all Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) players with an average of 8.7 points per game.

Broomfield, Colo. The sophomore has made 19 of 21 field goals this season, or 90.5 percent. He has also made 21 of 21 point-after-touchdown attempts. Hoyland’s field goals this year include kicks of 51 and 55 yards. His only two misses on the season were from 44 and 55 yards.

In his career, Hoyland has made 42 of 49 field goals (85.7 percent) and 77 of 77 PATs.

Hoyland earned Second Team All-Mountain West Conference honors in 2020 and was the lone place-kicker on the 2020 Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) Freshman All-America team.

Hoyland tied the Wyoming school record for most field goals made in a single season
Cowboys sophomore place-kicker John Hoyland Colorado State enters this week’s game with 19 field goals for the 2022 season.

With one more field goal, Hoyland will tie the currently held school record of 20 field goals made in a single-season. Corey will be madwho kicked 20 field goals in the 1996 season, and JD Volwhich made 20 in 2001.

The border war rivalry would involve many current cowboys from the two border states of Wyoming and Colorado
Colorado State has 21 players on the 2022 Wyoming roster. He is tied with California for the most players on a Cowboys roster from one state. There are 11 cowboys in the state of Wyoming.


11 Current Cowboys in the State of Wyoming

• Played in six games and started four for the Wyoming Cowboys this season

• The six that played are: Jordan Bertagnol (DT), Parker Christensen (FB/TE), Frank Crum (OT), Caleb Driskill (FB), Will Pellissier (WR) And Nick Talich (LB).

Bertagnol, Christensen, Krum and Driskill have all started this season.

21 Current Cowboys in the State of Colorado

•12 have played for the Wyoming Cowboys this season and have started seven

•The 12 who have played this season are: Buck Coors (Nickel), Ethan Drews (DT), Wyatt Eckler (SS), Deron Harrell (CB), John Hoyland (PK), Ryan Marquez (WR), Nick Miles (TE), Emmanuel Pregnon (OG), Braden Siders (DE), Kevin Sjogren (DE), Zach Watts (OG) And Wyatt Wieland (WR).

The seven who have started are Ekeler, Harrell, Hoyland, Pregnon, Siders, Watts and Wieland.

The Cowboys will be playing for their third straight traveling trophy

For the third week in a row, the Wyoming Cowboys will be playing for the traveling trophy. On October 22, Wyoming defeated Utah State 28–14 in Laramie to retain the Bridger Rifle Traveling Trophy. The Pokes then traveled to Hawaii and recaptured the Paniolo Trophy with a 27-20 road victory. This week, the Cowboys in Fort Collins, Colo. Traveling here to face their oldest rival, Colorado State, UW will be playing for its oldest traveling trophy, the Bronze Boot.

Coaching crossover

This week’s Wyoming-Colorado State game features two coaches who were at both Wyoming and Colorado State during their college football careers.

Wyoming defensive coach ends Marty English Coached at Wyoming at two different times – for nine seasons from 2003-11 and the last three seasons from 2020-present. During his career at Wyoming, English coached at CSU for six seasons from 2012-17.

Current Colorado State linebackers coach Adam Pilapil, of course, was a former linebacker for the Wyoming Cowboys from 2015-18. He is in his first season as an assistant coach at CSU.

Third coach, Colorado State defensive coordinator Freddie BanksDidn’t play for either Wyoming or CSU, but he did play for the Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl At North Dakota State from 2008-10.

A common opponent

Wyoming and Colorado State have played three common opponents this season – Hawaii, San Jose State and Utah State.

The Cowboys and Rams both beat Hawaii. Wyoming also beat Utah State, while CSU beat the Aggies. Both UW and CSU lost at San Jose State.

State of Common Wyoming Colorado
opponent against against

Hawaii W 27-20 (A) W 17-13 (H)
San Jose State L 16-33 (H) L 16-28 (A)
Utah State W 28-14 (H) L 13-17 (H)

About the Colorado State Rams

Colorado State enters Saturday’s “Border War” game with a 2-7 record and a 2-3 record in the Mountain West Conference.

Colorado State opened the season with four losses in September. The Rams then posted a 2-2 record in October, posting wins over Mountain West rivals Nevada (17-14) and Hawaii (17-13). The Rams nearly won their third game before losing a close game at home against Utah State (13-17).

CSU opened the month of November with a 16-28 loss at San Jose State on Nov. 5.


After traveling to Colorado State, Wyoming will return home to host Boise State on Saturday, Nov. 19 in the final home game for the Cowboys this season. The game will begin at 5 p.m. from Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium and will be televised by the CBS Sports Network.