The Wyoming Cowboys are up next in line for chopping block of the BYU Cougars. Or are they? The #14 Cougars are 18-1 (3-0 MWC) and winners of thirteen in a row. After a 44 point rout of Colorado State Rams over the weekend the Cougars appear to be the class of the Mountain West Conference. Wyoming (8-10, 1-3 MWC) is winless on the road this year and the youthful roster is still trying to figure out how to play as a team.
With everything going so well for the Cougars this could be a classic scenario of BYU looking ahead in their schedule? With tough road tests ahead (1/23 @ SDSU and 1/27 @ New Mexico) BYU needs those head to head wins to stay ahead of the Aztecs and Lobos. The Cougar lone loss came against the Utah State Aggies (13-6), a talented but not elite level team.
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This game should feature plenty of offense as the top two offenses and individual scorers in the Mountain West will be on display. BYU's Jimmer Fredette is averaging a hair shy of 20 points a game including a school record 49 versus Arizona earlier thise season. After coming down with mononucleosis a few weeks ago Fredette appears to be hitting his stride again despite not being at 100%. Afam Muojeke leads the Pokes with 17.9 points a game and has been playing some of his best ball over the last couple weeks.
This would be a tough game for Wyoming to upset BYU but you never know what can happen in the Mountain West. The Cougars swept the season series with the Cowboys last year.