University of Wyoming running back Xazavian Valladay dives for the end zone during the game against New Mexico on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie. The Cowboys won the game 23-10. Michael Cummo/Wyoming Tribune Eagle

LARAMIE — With a 23-10 victory over New Mexico Saturday, Wyoming (5-2 overall, 2-1 Mountain West) crept closer to bowl eligibility. To be bowl eligible, a team must have at least as many regular season wins as it does losses; only one win against a Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) team can count toward that total.  

A season ago, the Cowboys finished 6-6 but were not invited to a bowl. The Pokes played in the Poinsettia Bowl and Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

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