The Matchup: Wyoming (3-0)  vs UConn (0-4)

When: Saturday, September 25th @ 1:30pm 

Where: East Hartford, Connecticut, Pratt & Whitney Stadium

TV: CBS Sports Network 

Radio: Cowboy Sports Network

Spread: Wyoming -30 O/U: 54 via


Prediction Standings


Straight Up Against the Spread O/U

Brad Reed

3-0 1-2 2-1

Chad Smith

3-0 1-2 2-1


Brad Reed,

Now we have had three games to evaluate the 2021 version of the Cowboys, what are your general thoughts on the team?

I’m encouraged by the offensive production of the team. Granted, Ball State and Northern Illinois aren’t world-beaters on defense, but we’re also not playing down to their level. This weekend probably won’t give us a whole lot to chew on either, as UConn one of the worst FCS teams in the country. (see what I did there) The offense looks completely different from last season, the balance is much better between the run and pass, and it’s nice to see Wyoming have a dominant receiver again in Isaiah Neyor. The defense is still one of the best. It’s setting up for a huge showdown against Fresno State in a couple of weeks.

Is this a trap game versus the lowly Huskies?

No. Absolutely not. I get that the Huskies literally have nothing left to play for, but they’re starting something like 14 freshmen on their two-deep, their coach was voluntold to go away, and they are so far down the Sagarin Rankings I’m not sure they’d be a .500 team in the Big Sky right now. Dunno what happened to the Huskies that went to the Fiesta Bowl just a decade ago, but it goes fast!

Off the wall thought or bold prediction?

Two rushers will have 100 yards rushing. My guess is probably “X” and Titus Swen. Maybe add in another 50 from Chambers. Shortening this game and getting away from Connecticut without injury and a sizeable win should be the goal this week.

Game forecast:

Wyoming 49UConn 13




Chad Smith,

Wyoming put a complete game together at home last week, can they repeat this feat on the road now?

I’m not sure if I am the right person to ask. Last week I predicted the Pokes would not put that complete game together and they did. One would think the conditions are ripe for the Cowboys to put in a complete performance on the road. If they can’t do it against this team then they might not be able to do it at all but this Husky team is pretty bad. I’ll hope to not be a jinx and say the Pokes should have their way on both sides of the ball versus the FBS Independent UCONN Huskies who must already be counting down the days to basketball season.

Is this a trap game versus the lowly Huskies?

A few years ago I might have said yes. The Pokes are 3-0 and playing a team that after 4 games may be one of the worst teams of all time going by Bill Connelly of ESPN and his SP+ ratings. The Pokes have two very close wins and Craig Bohl and staff will keep the boys focused for their “business trip” to Connecticut. The only way this game could get messy for Wyoming is if they start turning the ball over and so far this season they are tied with Boise State for the Mountain West lead at +5 in turnover margin.

Off the wall thought or bold prediction?

Chad Muma will record an interception for a third consecutive game but on the downside, this one won’t be returned for a TD.


Game forecast:

Wyoming has more talent than UCONN and is the more physical team. The Cowboys will run and often versus the #123 rushing defense in FBS allowing over 240 yards per game.

Wyoming 43 – UConn 17