It was a forgettable 2012 for Wyoming, which finished 4-8. A 24-22 home loss to Division I-AA Cal Poly San Luis Obispo looked like the low point until coach Dave Christensen was suspended for a game by athletic director Tom Burman after a profanity-laced outburst following a 28-27 loss to Air Force.
Christensen's future with the program appeared in doubt after the team started 1-7, but the Cowboys won three of their last four and the coach is back for 2013. On the positive side, Wyoming was a young team with 18 first-time starters. Perhaps the Cowboys and their coach will continue to mature in 2013.
After attending Friday night's USC-Colorado game in Boulder, Wiz correspondent Greg Laughlin made the trip up the front range to Laramie, where Texas Christian and Wyoming squared off in a Mountain West Conference matchup on Saturday afternoon.
The Horned Frogs held off the Cowboys for a 31-20 victory before 17,673 at War Memorial Stadium, elevation 7,200 feet.
There are more photos after the jump, and you can view Greg's full gallery by clicking here.
Wyoming took a step back in Dave Christensen's second year as coach, finishing 3-9 after a 7-6 campaign in 2009 that included a victory over Fresno State in the New Mexico Bowl. Replacing two-year starting quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels, who decided to transfer, is the first order of business, but a favorable early schedule should help his successor.
Click the poster for an enlarged view. Thanks to Jennifer.
The cardiac Cowboys finished 7-6 in Dave Christensen's first season as coach, winning six games by a touchdown or less. Wyoming trailed in the fourth quarter of its last five victories, including the 35-28 win over Fresno State in the New Mexico Bowl. The Cowboys' schedule includes road games at Texas, Toledo, Texas Christian and Brigham Young and home games against Boise State, Air Force, Utah and rival Colorado State. Thanks to Aaron!
As a run up to the start of the season, the Wiz will display one poster each day until our supply is exhausted. Last year, the site displayed a record 69 posters.
Then we turn it over to readers, who will vote on the poster of the year. Until then, send your team's poster schedule to jayzuma (at) gmail.com.