The Bronze Boot is a trophy all Wyoming fans care about and it is resting comfortably in Wyoming’s trophy cabinet after the win over the Rams in October. November is here and Wyoming now has another rivalry trophy to show off over the next 12 months. That trophy? The Bridger Rifle.
The trophy was created in 2013 when Utah State joined the Mountain West from the Western Athletic Conference. In the first three years of its existence, the trophy resided in Logan, Utah after three consecutive Aggie wins over the Cowboys. That all changed Saturday night with an explosive offensive output where the Cowboys scored a season-high 52 points, in route to a fifth consecutive conference win. The efforts of the offense saw the Pokes bring the Bridger Rifle to Laramie for the first time.
The leaders for the Pokes were the usual cast of offensive stars in QB Josh Allen, RB Brain Hill and WR Tanner Gentry. Allen threw for 262 yards with four passing touchdowns and even added a rushing touchdown for good measure. Hill ran for 142 yards with two touchdowns and now has six 100-yard rushing games on the season. Gentry, the senior WR from Colorado hauled in four receptions for 93 yards with two touchdowns. As you can tell from the individual performances, it was a very productive night for the Cowboy offense both on the ground and through the air.
The defense chipped in with some timely plays as well with CB Rico Gafford forcing a fumble in the first half and LB Logan Wilson returning his third interception of the year for 56-yards in the fourth quarter.
Next up for the division leading Cowboys is a trip to Las Vegas to take on the UNLV Rebels. Kick-off is at 1:30 pm MT with television coverage on Root Sports.
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