NCAA Football

Wyoming to face Georgia State in Arizona Bowl

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By The Associated Press

Wyoming (7-5, Mountain West) vs Georgia State (7-5, Sun Belt), Dec. 31, 4:30 p.m. ET

LOCATION: Tucson, Arizona


Wyoming: RB Xazavian Valladay, 1,061 yards and five TDs rushing; LB Logan Wilson, four interceptions and a TD.

Georgia State: QB Dan Ellington, 2,291 yards passing, 26 total TDs; RB Tra Barnett, school-record 1,389 yards rushing and 12 TDs.


Wyoming: The Cowboys were left out of the postseason last season despite winning six games after becoming the final Mountain West Conference team to become bowl eligible. QB Sean Chambers suffered a season-ending knee injury against Nevada on Oct. 26 and sophomore Tyler Vander Waal took over as the starter, throwing for 531 yards.

Georgia State: The Panthers had one of the nation's biggest turnarounds this season, winning five more games than last season while matching a school record for victories, including over Tennessee in the season opener. Georgia State is in its sixth season as an FBS program. The Panthers were 14th in the FBS with 245.2 yards rushing per game.


First meeting.


Wyoming: 16th bowl appearance, third in four years.

Georgia State: Third bowl appearance in five seasons.


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Updated December 8, 2019