Mountain West Conference Commissioner Craig Thompson on a Wyoming bowl game, “It’s just not gonna happen”

    While many Wyoming football fans are still holding out hope that their Cowboys will be selected for a bowl game this winter, the Mountain West Conference Commissioner is much less optimistic.

    The Pokes won their final four games of the season to finish 6-6 and become eligible to play in a post-season game. The Mountain West finished with 7 teams eligible to play for a bowl game, and currently, college football has three more teams eligible than bowl spots. Another team could become eligible this Saturday, which would cause four eligible teams to miss the selection.

    A handful of bowl projections, including one ESPN analyst, still are picking Wyoming to play a December game. The majority of bowl projections showing Wyoming in a post-season game have them playing a December 29th game in Tucson, for the Arizona Bowl. 


    Mountain West Conference Commissioner Craig Thompson appeared this week on “Idaho Sports Talk with Caves and Prater,” a radio show on Boise station KTIK.  Show hosts asked Craig if he thought all seven bowl-eligible teams in the Mountain West could fit into a bowl slot.

    I’m not confident at all, I think we’ll play six bowl games, I don’t think Wyoming will be in a bowl. It’s unfortunate that there’s three teams with a better than 6-6 record. It’s just not gonna happen. – Craig Thompson

    Thompson said he had spoken about the bowl selection process this week with Wyoming head football coach Craig Bohl.

    College football conference championship games are set for this weekend. The bowl selection process will take place throughout the day Sunday.

    You can listen to Thompson’s interview by clicking here. 


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