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By Robert Gagliardi
WyoSports 

Long-time rivals reunite in San Diego

Wyoming, BYU to play in Poinsettia Bowl on Dec. 21

 

December 6, 2016

COURTESY/ SHANNON BRODERICK/ Boomerang photographer

Wyoming wide receiver Tanner Gentry (4) is tackled by San Diego State cornerback Ron Smith during Saturday's Mountain West Championship at War Memorial Stadium.

LARAMIE – A long-time rival and a destination location.

The University of Wyoming football team accepted a bid to play in the Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego on Sunday afternoon, and will play Brigham Young at 7 p.m. Dec. 21 at Qualcomm Stadium.

It's UW's first bowl appearance since 2011, 14th in school history and first bowl appearance in San Diego since playing in the Holiday Bowl in 1987-88.

"It's been way too long. We can't wait to roll out the red carpet for the Cowboys football team and all their fans," Mark Neville, executive director of the Poinsettia Bowl said.

The Cowboys finished...



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