By Tracy Ringolsby, WelcomeTo7220.com
The Wyoming Cowboys will kick off their 2022 schedule in “Zero” Week on Saturday, Aug. 27 when they will travel to Champaign, Ill., to play the University of Illinois Fighting Illini. Wyoming will have four of its first six games at home in 2022.
The Cowboys’ 2022 schedule will feature six home games and six road games.
There are seven teams on Wyoming’s 2022 schedule who earned bowl bids last season, including non-conference opponents BYU and Tulsa and Mountain West Conference opponents Air Force, Boise State, Fresno State, Hawai’i and Utah State.
Four of those postseason teams will play in Laramie — Tulsa, Air Force, Boise State and Utah State. The Cowboys concluded the 2021 season with a 52-38 win over Kent State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
The home opener is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 3 against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.
That will be the first of three consecutive home games in the month of September. UW will host Northern Colorado on Saturday, Sept. 10, and will open conference play against Air Force in Laramie on Saturday, Sept. 17.
The fourth home game in the first six games of the season will be on Saturday, Oct. 1 against San Jose State. Wyoming will also host Utah State on Saturday, Oct. 22.
The final regular-season home game of the 2022 season will be on Saturday, Nov. 19 versus Boise State.
In addition to its trip to Illinois, Wyoming will renew an old rivalry on Saturday, Sept. 24 when the Cowboys travel to Provo, Utah, to take on the BYU Cougars.
Mountain West Conference road games for the Pokes will include road trips to: New Mexico on Saturday, Oct. 8; at Hawai’i on Saturday, Oct. 29; at Colorado State for the “Border War: on Saturday, Nov. 12; and the regular-season finale at Fresno State on Saturday, Nov. 26.
Future 2022 Schedule Information
Wednesday’s schedule announcement completed the first phase of the 2022 Mountain West football scheduling process. Televised games, game times and potential moves of some games to Fridays will be announced by the Mountain West at future dates.
•Season tickets are currently available for purchase to the 2022 Wyoming Football season. Season-ticket packages start at $159 for adults and $89 for children ages 3-12 years old.
More details on season-ticket sales are available online at www.GoWyo.com/tickets. Fans may also call (307) 766-7220 regarding season-tickets or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The main athletics ticket office is located on the west side of the Arena-Auditorium on Willett Drive.