The Cowboys have played two football games and have two close hard-fought victories under their belts. Let’s take a look at some stats that jumped out to me after the victory over the NIU Huskies.
Wyoming scored 50 points in a game for the first time since September 28th, 2019 versus UNLV when the Pokes won 53-17 in Laramie. This 50 point offensive output is only the FOURTH time Wyoming has scored 50 points in a game in the 8 years under Craig Bohl. The two other times were a 52-17 home win over Utah State in 2016 and a 69-66 loss to UNLV the following week in triple overtime.
Neyor Coming Out Party
Isiah Neyor accounted for 100 yards of total offense last Saturday with 13 rushing yards and 87 receiving yards. He also scored three times, once on the ground and twice through the air. That’s one-third of his total offense production in 6 games last season, where he had 308 total yards, in just one game. Neyor is a player Wyoming must target often because of his play-making ability to keep the offense scoring points.
Rush Defense Concerns
The Pokes have now allowed the opposition to rush for over 4.0 yards per carry in back to back games for the first time since the 2018 season. That’s a pretty amazing statistic is the main reason the Wyoming defense has been so stout for the last several seasons. In the post-game press conference, Craig Bohl said the defense has some things to work in terms of better run fits in order to stop the opposition from getting explosive running plays.