1968 Wyoming Cowboys football
WAC champion
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
1968 record7–3 (6–1 WAC)
Head coach
Home stadiumWar Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →
1968 Western Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Wyoming $ 6 1 0 7 3 0
Arizona State 5 1 0 8 2 0
Arizona 5 1 0 8 3 0
UTEP 3 3 0 4 5 1
Utah 2 3 0 3 7 0
Colorado State * 1 4 0 2 8 0
BYU 1 5 0 2 8 0
New Mexico 0 7 0 0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • * Games against Texas Tech and Air Force counted in the conference standings.

The 1968 Wyoming Cowboys football team represented the University of Wyoming in the 1968 NCAA University Division football season. Led by seventh-year head coach Lloyd Eaton, they were members of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) and played their home games on campus at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.

The Cowboys had a record of 7–3, won a third consecutive WAC title, and outscored their opponents 242 to 118.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 14at No. 14 Nebraska*L 10–13
September 21Utah State*W 48–3
September 28at Air Force*No. 20L 3–10
October 5No. 14 Arizona State
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, WY
W 27–13
October 12at BYUW 20–17
October 19Utah
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, WY
W 20–9
October 26New Mexico
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, WY
W 35–6
November 2at Colorado StateW 46–14
November 16at UTEPNo. 20W 26–19
November 23at ArizonaNo. 20L 7–14
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Roster

1968 Wyoming Cowboys football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 26 Joe Williams Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 88 Tony McGee So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
  • Redshirt

1969 NFL/AFL Draft

Three Cowboys were selected in the 1969 NFL/AFL Draft, the third common draft, which lasted seventeen rounds (442 selections).[2]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Gene Huey Wide receiver 5 123 St. Louis Cardinals
Dave Hampton Running back 9 220 Green Bay Packers
Dennis Devlin Defensive back 10 240 New England Patriots

References

  1. ^ DeLassus, David. "Coaching Records Game-by-game: Lloyd W. Eaton, 1968". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on November 9, 2013. Retrieved November 9, 2013.
  2. ^ "1969 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 9, 2013.