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By Robert Gagliardi

Future uncertain, even if Cowboys become bowl eligible


November 22, 2018

Jacob Byk/Wyoming Tribune Eagle

University of Wyoming strong safety Andrew Wingard attempts to intercept a touchdown dive by Air Force Academy fullback Cole Fagan during the final home game against Air Force at War Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Laramie. Wyoming defeat Air Force 35-27.

LARAMIE – The University of Wyoming football team is focused on beating New Mexico on Saturday to get its sixth win and become bowl eligible.

But even if the Cowboys (5-6 overall, 3-4 Mountain West) do that, the outlook – as of now – for playing in their third consecutive bowl game is unknown. If anything, they're not overly optimistic.

UW athletics director Tom Burman said he talked to officials at the MW office Tuesday and was told they are afraid that a team like UW at 6-6 could get left out of the bowl picture because the six other bowl-eligible teams in the league will have more...

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