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Bowl projections for Wyoming after eight games

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Wyoming's Logan Wilson, left, and Garrett Crall combine to stop New Mexico's Ahmari Davis on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie. Wyoming defeated New Mexico 23-10.

LARAMIE -- Wyoming on Saturday took another step toward making itself a lock for the postseason with its 31-3 win over Nevada.

It was the Cowboys' sixth victory, which makes them bowl-eligible. But with four Mountain West teams already in that category and six other teams still realistically in contention for bowl eligibility, Wyoming likely needs at least one more win to assure itself of actually getting a bowl bid. 

Wyoming heads into the final month of the regular season still squarely in contention in the Mountain Division with a primetime matchup with division leader Boise State looming after an open date. In the meantime, here's a look at the Cowboys' latest bowl projections.

Note: The Mountain West has contracted tie-ins with the Las Vegas, Arizona, New Mexico, Potato and Hawaii bowls. An asterisk indicates matchups in which Wyoming is being projected as a replacement should other conferences not fill their bowl allotment.

Yahoo! Sports

New Mexico Bowl vs. Marshall (Dec. 21 in Albuquerque)

Sports Illustrated

*Armed Forces Bowl vs. Army (Jan. 4 in Fort Wort, Texas)

ESPN

Potato Bowl vs. Miami (Ohio) (Jan. 3 in Boise, Idaho)

*Armed Forces Bowl vs. Army

USA Today

Arizona Bowl vs. Arkansas State (Dec. 31 in Tucson, Ariz.)

Sporting News

*Texas Bowl vs. Oklahoma State (Dec. 27 in Houston)

CBS Sports

*Cheez-It Bowl vs. Iowa State (Dec. 27 in Tempe, Ariz.)

Stadium

Arizona Bowl vs. Georgia Southern

Athlon Sports

New Mexico Bowl vs. Western Kentucky

SB Nation

Arizona Bowl vs. Georgia Southern

College Football News

Hawaii Bowl vs. BYU (Dec. 24 in Honolulu)

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Davis Potter is the University of Wyoming athletics reporter. An Alabama native and 2011 Auburn University graduate, Potter joined the Star-Tribune in 2018 after five years covering Ole Miss and the Southeastern Conference. He lives in Laramie.

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