The Wyoming football team is set to arrive late Thursday afternoon with 70 players and a prized possession — the Paniolo Trophy.
Like Magnum P.I., this trophy is not the original. The one that was awarded between 1979 and 1997, when both teams were members of the Western Athletic Conference, was misplaced. But, hey, who’s going to notice?
The Warriors have other goals entering Saturday’s Mountain West Conference game. The Warriors are 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the MW. They need two victories to qualify for the Dec. 22 Hawaii Bowl.
After six games without a bye, the Warriors are settling into a pro-style routine. They are limiting the heavy hitting, and focusing on technique and conditioning. Today’s practice centered on scheming the Cowboys’ power-game attack.