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Game Tracker: Broncos battle the Cowboys and the snow in Wyoming

The Broncos are already set to play in the Mountain West Conference Championship next week, but Boise State first needs to take care of business against Wyoming.

LARAMIE, Wyo. — After what feels like a lifetime, the Boise State Broncos are finally set to play again. Before the Broncos even take the field on Saturday, their tickets to the Mountain West Conference Championship are in hand. 

The Broncos are set to play San Jose State in the conference title game on Saturday, Dec. 19, but with a win over the Cowboys, Boise State could have a chance to host the conference title game for the third-straight year.

At 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, the Broncos will play the 2-3 Wyoming Cowboys in Laramie, Wyo. and the game will be televised on CBS Sports Network.

Don't miss a beat of this regular-season finale by using KTVB's Game Tracker and live blog at the bottom of this article to see the latest scores, updates and highlights from the game. KTVB's Jay Tust and Will Hall will also live-tweet the game and provide further analysis throughout the weekend.

Boise State (4-1, 4-0 MW) hasn't played a game since its 40-32 win over Hawai'i on Nov. 21. The Broncos' last two games, San Jose State on Nov. 28 and UNLV on Dec. 4, were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Broncos are 13-1 all-time against Wyoming, losing once, 30-28, in Laramie back in 2016. The Broncos beat the Cowboys 20-17 in overtime at Albertsons Stadium last season. 

Thanks to COVID-19, determining who would play in the Mountain West Conference Championship is a bit more complicated than usual. This season, the championship game is set by the two teams with the highest conference winning percentage, rather than who wins each division. But throw in a couple of canceled games during a shortened season, there's plenty of chaos to sort through to end the season.

Regardless if Boise State beats Wyoming, the Broncos will play in the Mountain West Conference Championship thanks to San Jose State beating Nevada on Friday night. 

San Jose State currently sits atop the standings with a 6-0 conference record after beating 6-2 Nevada 30-20 on Friday night. The Spartans trailed 20-7 at halftime. 

Going into the final week of the regular season, Nevada was third in the conference standings.

If the Broncos lose, they would still go on to the conference championship with a 5-1 conference record, with one fewer conference losses on the season than Nevada.

If the Broncos and Spartans win, rankings will determine who hosts the championship. If the Broncos lose, San Jose State would host but the university can't host any games because of COVID-19 restrictions in Santa Clara County.


Before kickoff, tune to KTVB NewsChannel 7 or KTVB.COM to watch the Bronco Roundup Game Day show live at 9 a.m. Saturday. Jay Tust and Will Hall will break down everything that Bronco Nation needs to know about the Broncos' game against the 2-3 Cowboys.

After the game, KTVB will live stream the post-game press conference on KTVB.COM, the KTVB YouTube channel, and on the KTVB mobile app.

Interviews with coach Bryan Harsin and players will be posted online soon after the press conference ends, so you can watch the press conference whenever and wherever you want.

Stay tuned to KTVB.COM after the game for a game recap, highlights, and slideshow from the game.

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