1958 Wyoming Cowboys football team

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1958 Wyoming Cowboys football
Sun Bowl Champions
Conference Skyline Conference
1958 record 8–3 (6–1 Skyline)
Head coach Bob Devaney
« 1957 1959 »

The 1958 Wyoming Cowboys football team represented the University of Wyoming in the 1958 college football season. It was the Cowboys' 63rd season and they competed as a member of the Skyline Conference. The team was led by head coach Bob Devaney, in his second year, and played their home games at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie, Wyoming. They finished with a record of eight wins and three losses (8–3, 6–1 Skyline) and with a win over Hardin–Simmons in the Sun Bowl. The Cowboys offense scored 205 points while the defense allowed 136 points.


Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 20 at Kansas State* Memorial StadiumManhattan, KS L 14–17  
September 27 Montana War Memorial StadiumLaramie, WY W 21–14  
October 4 Denver War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY W 15–12  
October 11 Oregon State* War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY W 28–0  
October 18 at Colorado State Colorado FieldFort Collins, CO (The Border War) W 7–6  
October 25 New Mexico War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY L 12–13  
November 1 Utah War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY W 25–20  
November 8 at Utah State Romney StadiumLogan, UT (Rivalry) W 41–13  
November 15 at Air Force* DU StadiumDenver, CO L 6–21  
November 22 at BYU Cougar Stadium • Provo, UT W 22–14  
December 31 vs. Hardin–Simmons* Kidd FieldEl Paso, TX (The Sun Bowl) W 14–6  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.
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1958 Team Players in the NFL[edit]

The following were selected in the 1959 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Bob Sawyer Back 11 131 New York Giants
Dale Memmelaar Guard 21 242 St. Louis Cardinals
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  1. ^ "University of Wyoming – 1958". College Football Reference. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ "1959 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 10, 2012.