|2008 Wyoming Cowboys football|
|Conference||Mountain West Conference|
|2008 record||4–8 (1-7 MWC)|
|Head coach||Joe Glenn|
|Offensive coordinator||Bob Cole|
|Defensive coordinator||Mike Breske|
|Home stadium||War Memorial Stadium|
|2008 Mountain West Conference football standings|
|#2 Utah †||8||–||0||13||–||0|
|San Diego State||1||–||7||2||–||10|
|† – Conference champion and BCS representative as top|
non-AQ school to meet automatic qualification criteria
Rankings from AP Poll
The 2008 Wyoming Cowboys football team represented the University of Wyoming in the college football season of 2008–2009. The team's head coach was Joe Glenn, who was in his sixth year at Wyoming. They played their home games at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie, Wyoming and compete in the Mountain West Conference. They tried to improve upon a 5-7 record from the 2007 season. Head coach Joe Glenn was fired on November 23rd, 2008 after six seasons. Offensive coordinator Dave Christensen from the University of Missouri Tigers accepted the job on November 30.
|August 30*||12:00 PM||Ohio||War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY||The Mtn.||W 21-20||20,430|
|September 6||1:30 PM||Air Force||War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY||CBSCS||L 23-3||23,168|
|September 13*||1:00 PM||North Dakota State||War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY||W 16-13||19,156|
|September 20||1:00 PM||at #14 BYU||LaVell Edwards Stadium • Provo, UT||The Mtn.||L 0-44||64,059|
|September 27*||2:00 PM||Bowling Green||War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY||The Mtn.||L 16-45||17,411|
|October 4||7:30 PM||at New Mexico||University Stadium • Albuquerque, NM||The Mtn.||L 0-24||28,752|
|October 11†||12:00 PM||#14 Utah||War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY||The Mtn.||L 7-40||17,123|
|October 25||4:00 PM||at TCU||Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, TX||The Mtn.||L 7-54||30,103|
|November 1||12:00 PM||San Diego State||War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY||The Mtn.||W 35-10||11,779|
|November 8*||11:00 AM||at Tennessee||Neyland Stadium • Knoxvile, TN||PPV||W 13-7||99,489|
|November 13||7:00 PM||at UNLV||Sam Boyd Stadium • Las Vegas, NV||CBSCS||L 14-22||18,154|
|November 22||12:00 PM||Colorado State||War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY (Border War)||The Mtn.||L 20-31||18,569|
|*Non-Conference Game. †Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Mountain Time.|
- Schedule Source: 2008 Wyoming Cowboys football schedule
In the opening game of the 2008 season, the Cowboys would down the Ohio Bobcats at home 21-20. In the first quarter, Ohio would score first on a 4-yard Theo Scott touchdown pass to Andrew Mooney, only to have to Cowboys answer with a 6-yard Devin Moore touchdown run to knot the game at 7-7 entering the second quarter. In the second, Wyoming would open the scoring with a 3-yard Dax Crum touchdown pass to J. Salyards and take a 14-7 lead. The Bobcats would answer with 10 consecutive points on a 100-yard Donte Harden kickoff return, and a 31-yard Barrett Way field goal in taking a 17-14 halftime lead. After a scoreless third, Ohio would extend its lead to 20-14 after converting a 34-yard Way field goal. The Cowboys would respond with what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown midway through the fourth on a 23-yard Crum touchdown pass to Donate Morgan to win by a final score of 21-20.
In the Mountain West opener, the Cowboys would surrender 20 unanswered, second half points in this 23-3 loss to the Falcons. After a scoreless first, the Cowboys would respond to an Air Force field goal with a 47-yard Jake Scott field goal late in the second to tie the game at 3-3 going into the half for their only points on the afternoon.
North Dakota StateEdit
|North Dakota State||0||10||3||0||13|
After falling behind in the third quarter by a score of 13-0 to the FCS Bison, the Cowboys would rally back with 16 unanswered points in taking a 16-13 victory at home. Midway through the third, the Cowboys would score their first points on a 2-yard Devin Moore touchdown run to close the gap to 13-7. Kicker Jake Scott would then provide the remainder of scoring on a pair of 28-yard field goals, and a third from 29-yards with only :04 seconds remaining in the contest to take the win.
With two defensive touchdowns and outgaining the Cowboys 364-273 yards in total offense, the 14th ranked BYU Cougars were dominant in this 44-0 shutout at Provo.
San Diego StateEdit
|San Diego State||3||0||7||0||10|
|Alma mater (Year)|
|Joe Glenn||Head Coach||6||University of South Dakota (1971)|
|Bryan Applewhite||Running Backs/Fullbacks||6||University of Northern Colorado (1998)|
|Mike Breske|| Assistant Head Coach|
|6||South Dakota State University (1981)|
|Bob Cole|| Offensive Coordinator|
|1||Widener University (1982)|
|Marty English||Linebackers Coach||6||University of Northern Colorado (1986)|
|Chad Germer||Offensive Line Coach||6||University of Montana (1993)|
|Casey Glenn||Offensive Line Coach||2||Carroll College (2002)|
|Chris Knutsen|| Special Teams Coordinator|
Outside Linebackers Coach
|9||Valparaiso University (1977)|
|Jason Petrino||Director of Football Operations||3||Carroll College (2002)|
|Lance Robinson||Defensive Line Coach||6||University of Montana (1997)|
|Ron Wisniewski|| Wide Receivers Coach|
|6||Rutgers University (1987)|
- ↑ Christensen to Wyoming, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 30, 2008
- ↑ "Ohio vs Wyoming (Aug 30, 2008)". University of Wyoming Sports Information. http://wyomingathletics.cstv.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/wyo/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/Ohio083008. Retrieved September 23, 2008.
- ↑ "Wyoming vs Air Force (Sept 6, 2008)". University of Wyoming Sports Information. http://wyomingathletics.cstv.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/wyo/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/AFA090608. Retrieved September 23, 2008.
- ↑ "North Dakota State vs Wyoming (Sept 13, 2008)". University of Wyoming Sports Information. Archived from the original on September 19, 2008. http://web.archive.org/web/20080919060919/http://wyomingathletics.cstv.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/wyo/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/NDSU091308. Retrieved September 23, 2008.
- ↑ "Wyoming vs BYU (Sept 20, 2008)". University of Wyoming Sports Information. http://wyomingathletics.cstv.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/wyo/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/BYU092008. Retrieved September 23, 2008.
- ↑ "Bowling Green vs Wyoming (Sept 27, 2008)". University of Wyoming Sports Information. Archived from the original on October 1, 2008. http://web.archive.org/web/20081001123524/http://wyomingathletics.cstv.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/wyo/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/BGU092708. Retrieved September 27, 2008.
- ↑ "Wyoming vs New Mexico (Oct 4, 2008)". University of Wyoming Sports Information. http://wyomingathletics.cstv.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/wyo/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/UNM100408. Retrieved October 6, 2008.
- ↑ "Utah vs Wyoming (Oct 11, 2008)". University of Wyoming Sports Information. Archived from the original on October 20, 2008. http://web.archive.org/web/20081020075945/http://wyomingathletics.cstv.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/wyo/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/Utah101108. Retrieved October 14, 2008.