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1986 Wyoming Cowboys football
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
1986 record6–6 (4–4 WAC)
Head coachDennis Erickson
Offensive coordinatorBob Bratkowski
Defensive coordinatorJohn L. Smith
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 WAC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
San Diego State 7 1 0     8 4 0
BYU 6 2 0     8 5 0
Air Force 5 2 0     6 5 0
Hawaii 4 4 0     7 5 0
Colorado State 4 4 0     6 5 0
Wyoming 4 4 0     6 6 0
New Mexico 2 5 0     4 8 0
UTEP 2 6 0     4 8 0
Utah 1 7 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Wyoming Cowboys football team represented the University of Wyoming in the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. Wyoming competed as a charter member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), and played their home games in War Memorial Stadium, an outdoor facility on campus in Laramie, Wyoming. The Cowboys were led by head coach Dennis Erickson, in his only season at Wyoming, and finished with a record of six wins and six losses (6–6, 4–4 WAC). The Cowboys' offense scored 299 points while the defense allowed 272 points.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Site Result
September 6* Baylor War Memorial StadiumLaramie, WY L 28–31  
September 13* Pacific War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY W 23–20  
September 20 at Air Force Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO W 23–17  
September 27* at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WY W 21–12  
October 4* at Iowa State Cyclone StadiumAmes, IA L 10–21  
October 11 Utah War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY W 38–14  
October 18 at BYU Cougar StadiumProvo, UT L 22–34  
October 25 at Colorado State Hughes StadiumFort Collins, CO (Bronze Boot) L 15–20  
November 1 New Mexico War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY W 35–25  
November 8 UTEP War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY W 41–12  
November 15 at San Diego State Jack Murphy StadiumSan Diego, CA L 24–31  
November 29 at Hawaii Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI L 19–35  
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Team players in the NFLEdit

No players from the Cowboys were selected in the 1987 NFL Draft.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "University of Wyoming – 1986". College Football Reference. http://cfreference.net/cfr/schools/wyoming/442/1986. Retrieved October 12, 2012.
  2. "1987 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1987/draft.htm?redir. Retrieved October 12, 2012.
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