The Wyoming Cowboy football team was looking to turn their season around against another struggling team. That team was the BYU Cougars who have fallen a great deal since last season. Injuries, departures, and a new QB have contributed to BYU’s fall this year. The Cowboys were looking to put the brutal first half of the season behind them and get themselves back into bowl contention. The Cowboys were thinking upset as they were 10 point underdogs going into the game. The Pokes have a great deal of frustration when dealing with the Cougars, going back to 1996 when the Pokes and Cougars battled for the WAC championship and the Pokes lost a heartbreaker in that game as well. This time was no different. The pokes were down 16-0 early in the game, but true to form, the Pokes didn’t quit. Keith Lewis intercepted a Jake Heaps pass and took it 55 yards for a Cowboy touchdown. The Pokes continued to claw their way back when ACS hit Chris McNeill in the endzone with a little over 6 minutes left. The Cowboys got the ball once more and were driving down field into Cougar territory when a … questionable pass interference appeared very apparent to most, but was never flagged, when a BYU defender was wrapped up on receiver David Leonard. The game ended when Kyle Van Noy batted down an ACS pass. Final score: BYU 25, Wyoming 20, in what could be the last meeting between the two teams as BYU will take their ball and go independent next season.
This next weekend the Cowboys will play the upstart San Diego State Aztecs at high noon in Laramie. The Aztecs are 5-2 on the season, with their losses both being questionable losses to Missouri and BYU. The Aztecs are in their second season with Brady Hoke leading the team.
Go Pokes!