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1988 Wyoming Cowboys football
WAC Champions
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 20
1988 record11–2 (8–0 WAC)
Head coachPaul Roach
Home stadiumWar Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1987
1989 →
1988 WAC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Wyoming 8 0 0     11 2 0
UTEP 6 2 0     10 3 0
Hawaii 5 3 0     9 3 0
BYU 5 3 0     9 4 0
Utah 4 4 0     6 5 0
Air Force 3 5 0     5 7 0
San Diego State 3 5 0     3 8 0
New Mexico 1 7 0     2 10 0
Colorado State 1 7 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988 Wyoming Cowboys football team represented the University of Wyoming in the 1988 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Cowboys' 93rd season and they competed as a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). The team was led by head coach Paul Roach, in his second year, and played their home games at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie, Wyoming. They finished with a record of ten wins and two losses (10–2, 8–0 WAC), as WAC Champions and with a loss against Oklahoma State in the Holiday Bowl. The Cowboys offense scored 511 points, while the defense allowed 280 points.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Site Result
September 1 BYU War Memorial StadiumLaramie, WY W 24–14  
September 8* at Louisville Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY W 44–9  
September 17* Louisiana Tech War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY W 38–6  
September 24 at Air Force Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO W 48–45  
October 1* Cal State Fullerton War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY W 35–16  
October 8 at San Diego State Jack Murphy StadiumSan Diego, CA W 55–27  
October 15 New Mexico War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY W 55–7  
October 22 Utah War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY W 61–18  
October 29 at Colorado State Hughes StadiumFort Collins, CO (Bronze Boot) W 48–14  
November 5 UTEP War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY W 51–6  
November 12* at Houston Houston AstrodomeHouston, TX L 10–34  
November 19 at Hawaii Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI W 28–22  
December 30 vs. Oklahoma State Jack Murphy Stadium • San Diego, CA (Holiday Bowl) L 14–62  
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Team players in the NFLEdit

The following were selected in the 1989 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Eric Coleman Defensive Back 2 43 New England Patriots
David Edeen Defensive End 5 128 Arizona Cardinals
Pat Rabold Defensive Tackle 9249 Buffalo Bills

ReferencesEdit

  1. "University of Wyoming – 1988". College Football Reference. http://cfreference.net/cfr/schools/wyoming/442/1988. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  2. "1989 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1989/draft.htm?redir. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
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