December 04, 2016

BYU (8-4, Independent) vs. Wyoming (8-5, Mountain West, Dec. 21, 9 p.m. EST)

LOCATION: San Diego

TOP PLAYERS

BYU: RB Jamaal Williams has rushed for a team-leading 1,165 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns.

Wyoming: RB Brian Hill is the Cowboys' career rushing leader, and he broke his single-season school record with 1,767 yards and 21 touchdowns.

NOTABLE

BYU: The Cougars lead all-time series with their old conference rival 44-30-3. They'll start QB Tanner Mangum after Taysom Hill strained his left elbow Nov. 26 against Utah State.

Wyoming: The Cowboys have beaten two Top 25 opponents (Boise State, San Diego State) in the regular season but lost to San Diego State in the MWC championship game.

LAST TIME

BYU won 25-20 in 2010, breaking up a fourth-down pass with 27 seconds left after Wyoming had driven to the Cougars 26.

BOWL HISTORY

BYU: It's the Cougars' 12th straight bowl and second appearance in the Poinsettia Bowl. They've lost three straight and are 13-20-1 in bowls.

Wyoming: This is the first bowl appearance since 2011, and the Cowboys have a 6-7 all-time record in the postseason.

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