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UW football team to appear in Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl

Sept 23, 2023; Laramie, WY, USA; Wyoming Cowboys defensive tackle Jordan Bertagnole (96) against the Appalachian State Mountaineers at War Memorial Stadium. The Cowboys beat the Mountaineers 22-19. Mandatory Credit: Troy Babbitt-UW Media-Athletics

LARAMIE, Wyo. — For the third straight season, the Wyoming Cowboys will be playing in a bowl game — the first time that has happened in team history. The Cowboys will officially appear in the 2023 Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl, facing off against the University of Toledo Rockets.

The bowl game is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 30, with kickoff at 2:30 p.m.

Toledo finished its season with an 11–2 record as well as a perfect 8–0 mark in the Mid-American Conference, or MAC.

“We are excited about going back to Tucson and playing an excellent University of Toledo football team,” UW Athletics Director Tom Burman said. “If this Cowboy team can get a ninth win, that would be a fantastic accomplishment.”

Tickets to the bowl game will be available for purchase soon through the University of Wyoming Athletics Ticket Office. Fans can purchase tickets online here, by calling 307-766-7220 or by going to the UW Athletics Ticket Office on the west side of the Arena-Auditorium.

The season saw several highlights for the Pokes: Wyoming defeated two Top 25 teams, Texas Tech and Fresno State; posted a perfect 7–0 home record; and set a new single-season home attendance record.

In addition to making its third consecutive bowl appearance for the first time in school history, the Cowboys are making their sixth bowl appearance in the last eight seasons, which is also a school best.

Wyoming and Toledo have played each other twice before, with the road team winning each game. Wyoming won 20–15 in 2010 in Toledo, and Toledo won 34–31 in 2012 in Laramie.

The Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl will be telecast live nationally on the CW and on Barstool TV.