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This Bowl Eligible Team "Likely" Won't Play In A Bowl Game

Josh Allen is taken down by a Nebraska linebacker.

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 10: Quarterback Josh Allen #17 of the Wyoming Cowboys passes out of the hold from linebacker Josh Banderas #52 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

Right now, there are 81 bowl eligible teams in college football, and another could join the ranks this weekend if 5-6 Virginia Tech beats Marshall. There are only 78 bowl bids to go around though.

That means that at least three teams that reached the requisite six-win mark will be left sitting at home during bowl season. We might have learned one of those teams today.

Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson told media that only six of the seven bowl-eligible teams in his league are postseason bound. One won't make a bowl, and that unlucky squad is likely Wyoming, Thompson said.

Boise State, Utah State, Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada and San Diego State are the other six Mountain West teams to reach bowl eligibility. All six have better records than the 6-6 Cowboys.

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Wyoming has made bowl games the last two seasons under head coach Craig Bohls, but it appears that streak could be coming to an end.

That would be brutal luck for the Cowboys, who started 2-6 before reeling off four-straight wins to end the season and become bowl eligible.