Wyoming Cowboys Make First Trip To Connecticut To Take On UConn Huskies
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It will be a rare trip to the East Coast for the Wyoming Cowboy football team when they fly to Connecticut to play against the UConn Huskies on Saturday, September 25 at 1:30 p.m. MT (3:30 p.m. KST). East).
Wyoming will enter the game 3-0 this season. UConn is 0-4 this season. The game will air on the radio on the 26 affiliate stations of the Cowboy Sports Network and will be televised on CBS Sports Network.
Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl has been insisting his team all season that they need to focus on a 1-0 every week.
The 2021 Wyoming Cowboys were able to do it again last week with a win over Ball State to go 3-0 this season, tying the best start for a team coached by Bohl in Wyoming. Wyoming last started a 3-0 season in 2019. This 2019 team went on to register an 8-5 season, including a championship in the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl.
The longest trip of the season for cowboys this week
This week’s trip for the Cowboys will be the longest of the season. The University of Connecticut is located in Storrs, Connecticut, but they play their home games in East Hartford, about 27 miles west of Storrs. According to Google Maps, the distance between Laramie, Wyo., And Storrs, Connecticut, is 1,912 miles. That’s 760 miles more than Wyoming’s second longest trip this season, which will be 1,152 miles in San Jose, Calif., To face the San Jose State Spartans.
Play an independent FBS, first meeting against UConn
Wyoming will face one of the few independent Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams this week when they travel to take on the UConn Huskies. It will also be the first meeting between the Cowboys and the Huskies in football.
There are currently only seven independent FBS teams. These seven are: Army, BYU, Liberty, Notre Dame, New Mexico State, UMass, and UConn. Wyoming had previously played only three of these teams: Army, BYU, and New Mexico State.
No cardiac finish in Wyoming’s dominant performance against ball state
In each of the Wyoming Cowboys‘ first two games this season, Wyoming scored a touchdown in the final two minutes of the game to secure wins.
Against northern Illinois, Cowboys quarterback Sean Chambers scored on a bare bootleg at nine yards with 1:35 left to give UW a 50-43 victory over the Huskies.
In the first week against Montana State, Chambers found tight end Treyton Welch in midfield for a 21-yard TD with just 47 seconds left.
In the Cowboys’ last game last Saturday against the defending Mid-American Conference Ball State champion, the Pokes left no doubt about the outcome. Wyoming took a 31-0 halftime lead before a 45-12 win.
By accumulating points, the pokes score more than 40 points in consecutive games
Over the past two weeks, Wyoming has racked up some big point totals. Wyoming scored 50 in a 50-43 win over Northern Illinois and 45 in a 45-12 win over Ball State.
The last time Wyoming scored 40 or more points in consecutive games was in 2016, when UW scored 52 in a 52-28 win over Utah State and 66 in a 66-69 loss. against UNLV in triple overtime.
Prior to 2016, the last time the Cowboys scored 40 or more points in consecutive games was in 2004. Wyoming scored 53 in a 53-45 UNLV triple overtime victory and 43 in triple overtime. a 43-26 home win over Air Force.
Prior to this season’s back-to-back 40-plus-point games, the last time a Wyoming team scored 40 or more in two regular-time (non-overtime) games was in the 1996 season. Joe Tiller has scored 40 or more in four consecutive games at San Jose State (45-22 win), against Western Michigan (42-28 win), against Fresno State (42-21 win) and against SMU (59-17 win) .
After recording 2.0 sacks in each of the first two games of the season, Wyoming’s defense exploded with 6.0 sacks against Ball State on September 18.
Defensive forward Ravontae Holt, who was credited with 2.5 of UW’s six sacks against the Cardinals, led the way for the Pokes. Holt also had five tackles that day with his 2.5 sacks. Four other Cowboys helped explode the bag. Defensive ends Solomon Byrd and Victor Jones registered 1.0 sacks each. Linebacker Easton Gibbs contributed 1.0 sacks, and nose tackle Cole Godbout was credited with 0.5 sacks, combining with Holt on one of the 6.0 Pokes for the day.
As a team, Wyoming ranks # 3 in West Mountain and # 22 nationally for sacks this season.
Cowboy linebacker Chad Muma’s performance continues to shine in 2021
A year ago, Wyoming center linebacker Chad Muma ranked No. 1 in Mountain West and No. 3 nationally in total tackles per game at 11.8, and he was ranked # 5 in the MW and # 16 in the solo FBS. tackles (5.5 / match).
In 2021, Muma is averaging 11.0 tackles per game to rank No.2 in Mountain West and No.7 among all FBS players. He also averages 8.7 solo tackles per game to rank No.2 among all FBS players.
Here’s a summary of Muma’s other accomplishments to date:
â¢ Muma is tied for No. 1 in the country in most interception returns for touchdowns in 2021 with two âPick Sixesâ. He’s tied with Iowa defensive back Riley Moss.
â¢ Butkus Price Watchlist 2021
â¢ Chuck Bednarik Prize Watchlist 2021
â¢ Conference of the All-Mountain West team of the first pre-season 2021 team
â¢ 2020 First Team All-Mountain West Conference
Where to watch and listen
For fans who can’t catch Saturday’s game, there are several ways to watch and listen.
Radio broadcast information for the Cowboy Sports Network (CSN):
Every Cowboy Football game is broadcast live on the 26 Cowboy Sports Network affiliates
â¢ Advertisers are Dave Walsh, Play-by-Play (38th grade), Kevin McKinney, Color Analyst (24th grade) and
Reece Monaco, secondary reporter (11th grade)
â¢ The pre-match show starts 90 minutes before kick-off.
Wyoming vs UConn game TV broadcast info
Saturday’s game will be televised on CBS Sports Network. Advertisers will be Ed Cohen (Play-by-play), Randy Cross (Color Analyst) and Josh Martin (Sideline Analyst).
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