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Wyoming redshirt freshman QB Tyler Vander Waal completed 12-of-32 passes for just 117 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in Saturday's 27-3 loss at Fresno State.

It was an ugly performance for Vander Waal, but he'll certainly have better days. HC Craig Bohl is one of the quarterback whisperers in college football and he'll whip Vander Waal into shape sooner rather than later. The freshman from California has managed just one scoring strike in six starts against FBS opponents, so he has a long way to go. It won't get any easier with Utah State paying a visit to Laramie next Saturday.
Oct 14 - 3:43 AM

Wyoming sophomore DE Trey Woods will transfer.

Woods (6'3/216) was gracious in his Instagram farewell message, specifically singling out Wyoming FB/TE coach Mike Bath and DE coach AJ Cooper as two members of the staff who helped him on his way both on and off the field. The sophomore transitioned to defensive end from running back over the offseason, this a year after he led the team in rushing with 493 yards and two touchdowns. The ascendence of Nico Evans -- who was named starting back in July -- likely played a large role in Woods' position switch. Opening the campaign on the defensive line, he recorded a sack against New Mexico State, but has not seen the field in the intervening weeks. It'll be interesting to see whether he decides to stick on defense with his transfer, or whether a return to running back could be in the cards.
Oct 12 - 1:42 PM

Wyoming redshirt freshman QB Tyler Vander Waal completed 9-of-16 passes for 87 yards in Saturday's 17-13 loss to Hawaii.

What a disappointing outing from Vander Waal. Even with Hawaii's starting quarterback out, a 10-3 lead, and a strong running game he still wasn't able to seal the deal. The redshirt freshman has been erratic this season with a 54.6 percent completion rate and an oddly low 3/2 TD/INT ratio in six games this season. The Cowboys' now have two consecutive losses and travel to Fresno State next week.
Oct 7 - 10:02 AM

Wyoming redshirt senior RB Nico Evans carried the ball 24 times for 192 yards in a 17-13 loss to Hawaii on Saturday.

Evans was pretty much the Cowboys' only source of offense on the night as he accounted for over half of the team's total yardage. This was his biggest rushing output to date and third over the century mark in the four games he's played this season. A troubling rib injury held him out from two consecutive games in September, but he looks to be past it. The majority of his yards came on a 63-yard scamper, but he was still effective otherwise. The struggling 2-4 Cowboys will look to get back on track on the road against Fresno State next week.
Oct 7 - 9:51 AM

Wyoming redshirt senior RB Nico Evans (ribs) carried the ball 12 times for 141 yards and a touchdown in a 34-14 loss to Boise State on Saturday.

Evans was playing in his first game since suffering a rib injury against Washington State, and he looked explosive in his limited touches. The reason for the limitations probably had as much to do with game score as his health, but he showed off his speed with a 75-yard scamper, and he had a few more quality runs as well. Expect Evans to be more active next Saturday when Wyoming takes on Hawaii.
Sep 29 - 10:45 PM

Wyoming redshirt junior TE Austin Fort will be available to play in Saturday's game against Boise State after missing their last three games a knee injury.

Fort caught two passes for 51 yards in Wyoming's season opener against New Mexico State, and his return is good news for an offense that has been hit hard by injuries thus season. Having Fort and RB Nico Evans back should help the Cowboys move the football in Saturday's critical Mountain West matchup.
Sep 29 - 7:07 PM

Saturday's game between Boise State and Wyoming runs the risk of being postponed if the air quality around the stadium is deemed to be poor during a check that will occur minutes before kickoff.

The air quality in Laramie has been poor recently due to wildfires in the area. According to the report officials will run a check of the air quality five minutes before kickoff, and the game could be postponed if the environment is deemed to be unhealthy for the players. Should the game start on time, the air quality would then be checked before the start of each quarter that follows.
Sep 29 - 6:40 PM

Wyoming redshirt senior RB Nico Evans (ribs) is listed as the starter on the depth chart at running back in advance of Saturday's game against Boise State.

Low-key, this is enormous news for the Cowboys, who basically have a mid-tier FCS offense without Evans and a passable FBS offense with him. The 5-foot-9, 211-pounder, Wyoming's only offensive playmaker, dropped 190 yards and two touchdowns on New Mexico State in the opener and posted 89 yards and a score in two quarters and change against Washington State before going down. When Evans got hurt, Wyoming was 1-0 and leading Wazzu. After he left, Wazzu stormed back, Wyoming got clocked by Mizzou, and then they barely beat FCS Wofford. In the game against Wofford, Wyoming was actually down to only two running backs.
Sep 26 - 11:50 AM

Wyoming HC Craig Bohl told reporters on Monday that he is hopeful that redshirt junior TE Austin Fort (knee) will play on Saturday against Boise State.

Fort has missed the previous three games after suffering a knee injury in the opener against New Mexico. It'd be a big return for the Cowboys' offense, who are slim at the tight end position with Josh Harshman also nursing an injury. We should have more info on Fort's injury as the week progresses.
Sep 17 - 2:15 PM

Wyoming HC Craig Bohl told reporters on Monday that he is "hopeful" that redshirt senior RB Nico Evans (ribs) can play on Saturday against Boise State.

Evans was able to dress this Saturday against Wofford, but ultimately was held out of a game that the Cowboys were fortunate to win. If Evans can go, he should get the bulk of the carries for Wyoming, with Xazavian Valladay acting as his primary backup for their big contest against the Broncos.
Sep 17 - 2:12 PM

Wyoming redshirt junior WR Austin Conway caught 11 passes for 89 yards in Saturday's dramatic 17-14 win over Wofford.

The Cowboys escaped with a win after scoring a touchdown with just seconds remaining, but they would not have been in a position to win if not for Conway. His receptions (11) and receiving yards (89) were by far team highs. But with freshman QB Tyler Vander Waal struggling through four games, Conway's upside is limited. The Cowboys get a bye, and then take on Boise State.
Sep 15 - 8:41 PM

Wyoming redshirt freshman QB Tyler Vander Waal completed 25-of-42 passes for 2224 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in Saturday's 17-14 comeback win over Wofford.

With 1:42 left, Vander Waal (6'4/220) led the Cowboys on an 80-yard game winning drive which ended with an nine-yard touchdown pass for his second career touchdown pass. It has been a brutal start for the redshirt freshman -- he didn't threw a touchdown pass in his first three games-- but that was a big drive to win the game. Hopefully the dramatic win well jump start the Cowboys offense after struggling for four games. Wyoming will bring a 2-2 record to Boise State after their bye week.
Sep 15 - 7:16 PM

Wyoming freshman RB Jevon Bigelow has been ruled out for Saturday's game against Wofford due to a concussion.

Bigelow and starter Nico Evans (ribs) will both miss Saturday's matchup with the Terriers, leaving Xazavian Valladay and Dauson Booker to shoulder the workload in the Wyoming ground game.
Sep 15 - 3:39 PM

Wyoming redshirt senior RB Nico Evans (ribs) is in uniform for Saturday's game against Wofford.

While Evans being in uniform can be viewed as a positive development, he is unlikely to see any action. Xazavian Valladay and Dauson Booker will be the top two options in the ground game for Wyoming against the Terriers.
Sep 15 - 3:21 PM

Wyoming sophomore WR Avante' Cox has left the team.

Cowboys HC Craig Bohl cited personal reasons for Cox's departure from the team. The 5-foot-11, 170-pounder saw playing time in eight games as a true freshman a year ago, when he caught five passes for 79 yards. Through three games this season, he had registered one catch for five yards. Count it as a depth blow for Bohl and staff. His departure doesn't figure to have a tangible on-field impact on the team.
Sep 12 - 3:51 PM

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