1967 Wyoming Cowboys Football Team
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1967 Wyoming Cowboys Football Team
1967 Wyoming Cowboys football
WAC champion
Sugar Bowl, L 13-20 vs LSU
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 5
APNo. 6
1967 record10-1 (5-0 WAC)
Head coachLloyd Eaton (6th season)
Home stadiumWar Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1966
1968 →
1967 Western Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 6 Wyoming $ 5 0 0     10 1 0
Arizona State 4 1 0     8 2 0
BYU 3 2 0     6 4 0
Utah 2 3 0     4 7 0
Arizona 1 4 0     3 6 1
New Mexico 0 5 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1967 Wyoming Cowboys football team represented the University of Wyoming in the 1967 NCAA University Division football season. Led by sixth-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.

Wyoming won all ten games in the regular season, had the nation's best rushing defense, and was invited to the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans on New Year's Day.[1] On a fourteen-game winning streak, underdog Wyoming led unranked LSU 13-0 at halftime, but were outscored 20-0 in the

The Cowboys outscored their opponents 289 to 119; they were led on offense by quarterback Paul Toscano and running back Jim Kiick.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 16at ArizonaW 36-17
September 23Air Force*W 37-10
September 30Colorado State*
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, WY (rivalry)
W 13-10
October 7BYU
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, WY
W 26-10
October 14at UtahW 28-0
October 21Wichita State*No. 10
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, WY
W 30-7
October 28at Arizona StateNo. 8W 15-13
November 4at San Jose State*No. 8W 28-7
November 11at New MexicoNo. 7W 42-6
November 18at UTEP*No. 6W 21-19
January 1, 196811:45 amvs. LSU*No. 6NBCL 13-2078,963
Source:[4]
  • The AP rankings included only the top ten this season; the final poll was released in late November.

NFL/AFL Draft

Five Cowboys were selected in the 1968 NFL/AFL Draft, the second common draft, which lasted seventeen rounds (462 selections).[5]

Player Position Round Overall Franchise
Jerry DePoyster Kicker 2 37 Detroit Lions
Mike LaHood Guard 2 51 Los Angeles Rams
Jim Kiick Running Back 5 118 Miami Dolphins
Mike Dirks Tackle 5 122 Philadelphia Eagles
Paul Toscano Defensive Back ^ 7 187 Houston Oilers
^ Toscano was the Wyoming quarterback

Awards and honors

  • Mike Dirks, All-American: (Football Writers of America, Look Magazine, Newspaper Enterprise Association)[1]
  • Mike Dirks, First Team, All-Western Athletic Conference

References

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-14. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Tigers upset Wyoming". Eugene Register-Guard. (location). Associated Press. January 2, 1968. p. 2B.
  3. ^ "LSU rallies in 2nd half to defeat Wyoming, 20-13". Milwaukee Journal. press dispatches. January 2, 1968. p. 18.
  4. ^ DeLassus, David. "Coaching Records Game-by-game: Lloyd W. Eaton, 1967". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ "1968 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2013.

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