A look around the MWC

Updated: November 3, 2004, 2:33 PM ET
By Kevin Acee | Special to
There is something exciting happening in Laramie this season.

But for Wyoming's football team to continue its progress and make 2004 truly memorable, something exciting has to happen elsewhere.

This week at Las Vegas is the Cowboys' first chance to become bowl eligible. Problem is, they'll be taking along some baggage – a 17-game conference losing streak on the road.

"We've had so many good things this year," quarterback Corey Bramlet said.

"We have so much going for us right now. This is the point in our season where all those good things can pay off. Everybody has to step up and go on the road and take it like a business trip."

Maybe it's getting out of the not-quite-metropolis of Laramie that gets to the Cowboys, who are 5-0 at home this season.