Wyoming football fans are gearing up for their biggest home game in years. Tomorrow, 13th ranked Boise State comes to War Memorial Stadium in Laramie for a nationally televised battle against the 5-2 Pokes.

If the Cowboys can pull off the upset, they'll vault into first place in the Mountain West Conference, become bowl eligible and might even make the national polls.

Here's a look back at the five biggest upset victories in the history of University of Wyoming football.

1. November 8, 2008 vs. Tennesee - Nobody gave Wyoming a chance to beat the Volunteers in Knoxville. In fact, the Pokes were 26-point underdogs. Aided by two turnovers, the Cowboys pulled off the upset 13-7.

2. October 24, 1981 vs. #13 Brigham Young - Behind 350 yards of rushing, Wyoming raced past future NFL QB Jim McMahon and the high powered BYU offense for a 33-20 win at War Memorial.

3. September 30, 1972 vs. #17 Arizona State - Future Dallas Cowboys QB Danny White led the undefeated Sun Devils into Laramie for a WAC shootout against the Pokes. Wyoming played their best game of the season, winning a 45-43 barn-burner and handing the eventual Fiesta Bowl Champions one of their two losses on the season.

4. January 2, 1956 vs. Texas Tech - Coming off a fourth-place finish in the Skyline Conference, Wyoming wasn't expected to beat the 7-1 Border Conference Champions. Jim Crawford ran for over 100 yards and was named MVP in the Cowboys 21-14 win. The following season, Crawford led the nation in rushing and Wyoming went undefeated.

5. December 23, 2004 vs. UCLA - The 6-5 Pokes were lucky to make a bowl game in 2004. Limping into the Las Vegas Bowl, they were 12.5 point underdogs against a talented, but underachieving, UCLA team. With 57 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Wyoming QB Corey Bramlet threw a touchdown pass, leading the Cowboys to a 24-21 victory and their first Bowl win in 48 years.


Honorable Mention: December 19, 2009 vs. Fresno State - The 2009 New Mexico Bowl pitted 6-6 Wyoming versus 8-3 Fresno State. The thriller was decided in double-overtime when Freshman QB Austyn Carta-Samuels threw the game winning touchdown in the Pokes 35-28 victory





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