1. Cowboy Tough and Fanning a Twister statues
Located right by the Arch Cowboy Tough features a cowboy riding a bucking bronco. Fanning a Twister is located at the main entrance of the athletic complex and portrays the Cowboy spirit just like Cowboy Tough, so stop by both of these statues for the excellent photo op they provide.
2. Border War
Colorado State and Wyoming have a long-running rivalry that dates back all the way to 1899 when the Rams shutout the Cowboys 12-0. The rivalry saw the addition of the Bronze Boot in 1968, which was started by the ROTC detachments of the two schools. Colorado State is probably Wyoming’s biggest rival, so make sure to be in attendance for this game if possible.
3. Western Thunder Marching Band
The Wyoming marching band is fun to watch and keeps everyone pumped up and engaged with the action on the field throughout the game. The band also put on a great halftime show, which gauging the reaction from the crowd shows how amped the band gets the fans.
4. Pepsi Pregame Zone
If you’re looking to partake in some great pregame activities, then look no further than the Pepsi Pregame Zone. The Pepsi Pregame Zone is located in the Indoor Practice Facility, Ford Stadium Lot, and “Tailgate Alley.” Here you can find food, drinks, nationally televised games, live music, and plenty of fun games and activities for kids.
5. The Arch
The Arch was built in 2010 and is a massive free standing video screen that provides fans excellent replays of all the action on the field. The Arch also serves a bit part in the Cowboys pregame entrance as before every game Wyoming runs through the Arch onto the field.
6. Ragtime Cowboy Joe
Cowboys fans stand and clap when the Western Thunder perform this song, and at the end, everyone spells out Cowboys and chants Cowboys! twice. This song gets everyone in the crowd and on the field amped up, so make sure to partake in this great tradition when attending a Cowboys game.
7. Pistol Pete
Pistol Pete is the cowboy mascot of the Wyoming Cowboys. Throughout the game, fans can see Pistol Pete entertaining the crowd on the sidelines. Keep your eyes peeled for Pistol Pete and his crazy antics.
8. Cowboy Joe
Cowboy Joe is Wyoming’s pony mascot who is primarily seen at football games. Cowboy Joe pumps up the crowd when he takes the field, so be ready to get excited when you see Wyoming’s famous pony take the field.
9. Bridger's Battle
The rivalry between Utah State and Wyoming dates back to 1903 when Aggies shutout Wyoming 46-0. The rivalry has grown since then, and in 2013 it was named Bridger’s Battle with the winner taking home a .50 caliber Rocky Mountain Hawken rifle. The Aggies lead the all-time series 37-24-4, but the Cowboys will look to narrow the gap when these two rivals meet this season.
10. Tailgate Alley
Tailgate Alley is reserved for the most dedicated tailgaters, so if you want to tailgate with the best make sure to reserve your spot at 5 pm the day before the game. You’ll even receive a ten ft by ten ft tents, a Wyoming barbecue set, and a three-foot by five-foot flag.