Wyoming lost two quarterbacks to the transfer portal after their bowl game victory with Sean Chambers going to Montana State and Levi Williams moving to Utah State. After a short search, the Cowboys now have two replacement quarterbacks to fill those roster spots.
Last week, Snow College QB Evan Svoboda committed to the Pokes and tonight Utah State transfer Andrew Peasley announced he will be joining the Cowboys. The Williams for Peasley trade might be the first QB trade in the history of college football if such a thing existed.
Let’s take a deeper look at Peasley:
- With the COVID year and a medical redshirt, Peasley has up to 3 years of eligibility left for Wyoming.
- Coming out of high school from La Grande, OR he was a two-star prospect by 247 Sports and Rivals and had offers from Utah State and Portland State.
- A Utah State fan told me he’s similar to Levi Williams as in he’s very mobile just not as big at 6-2, 200 pounds.
- The highlights of his career so far would be a 41-27 win over New Mexico as the starter in 2020 where he threw for 239 yards and 3 touchdowns and a 49-45 OT win this year versus Air Force where he threw for 195 yards and 3 touchdowns in relief of the injured Utah State starter. You can watch highlights from that Air Force game HERE.
- Peasley’s full passing stats from Utah State are seen below, but he’s appeared in 17 games and thrown 7 touchdowns with 5 interceptions and ran the ball 57 times for 515 yards and 3 touchdowns.
For now, the quarterback room at Wyoming looks set with Gavin Beerup, Jayden Clemons, Hank Gibbs, Evan Svoboda and now Andrew Peasley ready to battle it out during spring ball for the starting QB job. I would think this battle would go to fall camp before a clear starter is named. Yet, it’s possible someone could blow the coaching staff away this spring and claim the job and Peasley with the most college experience on the roster as of now, might be the player to do just that.