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By Robert Gagliardi

Cowboys wanting more after successful 2016 season


July 28, 2017

COURTESY/ SHANNON BRODERICK/ Boomerang photographer

Wyoming players celebrate in the end zone after scoring a touchdown during a game at War Memorial Stadium, on Oct. 8, 2016, in Laramie.

LAS VEGAS – They're welcomed, yet the University of Wyoming football team hopes they're handled better than by past squads.

We're talking about expectations for the Cowboys in 2017 after winning the Mountain West's Mountain Division last season and playing in their first bowl game since 2011.

UW wasn't picked to win the Mountain Division this year, but it was picked third by the media, behind Boise State and Colorado State, respectively.

That's the highest UW has been picked in the MW preseason media poll since 2005. Unfortunately, the Cowboys finished eighth in the nine-team MW that year...

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