The Bronze Boot is staying in Laramie. The Wyoming Cowboys defeated the Colorado State Rams in dominating fashion, posting the most lopsided victory in series history, but beating the Rams 44-0 in Laramie on Saturday. The Pokes were led by sophomore running back Alvester Alexander who rushed for 152 yards and 5 touchdowns. The Cowboys won the annual Border War for the second straight year. This is the first time the Cowboys have won two in a row versus the Rams since 1991/1992. Quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels posted his second best game of the season by throwing for for 267 yards and rushing for one touchdown. Stepping up on defense was converted defensive end Josh Biezuns who turned in 7 tackles and 3.5 sacks. Chris Prosinski finished his Cowboy career with 108 tackles this season. He finishes his Cowboy career with 373 tackles, which ranks him in the top 5 of all-time Cowboy tacklers.
The Cowboys football season is now over with the team finishing 3-9 on the season, 1-7 in the Mountain West conference. The Pokes coaching staff hit the road today to start recruiting, there are a lot of scholarships to fill this offseason.
We are now fully into the Cowboy and Cowgirl basketball season, as well as the Cowboy wrestling season. The Cowboy basketball team has been up and down so far this season, with wins over Kean University and Western Illinois, while losing to North Florida and Northern Colorado. The Cowgirls have wins over Colorado Christian, Denver, and Dickinson State, with a loss to Creighton. The Cowboy wrestlers are picking up where they left off by placing several wrestlers in the Cowboy Open, and six wrestlers in the Omaha Open. Cowboy junior Joe LeBlanc won his match in the NWCA Invite by defeating the #5 AJ Kissel from Purdue. Shane Onufer lost his match to #5 Josh Asper of Maryland. The two Cowboys were invited to the prestigious event which tries to pit the top wrestlers in each weight class against each other to bring attention to the sport.
Go Pokes!