Cowboys football finishes the regular season 6-6

University of Wyoming football comes up short in an effort to go 3-0 in trophy games in 2021, and they will have to wait to find out if they will go bowling.
Updated: Nov. 28, 2021 at 12:14 AM CST
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LARAMIE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - You can’t script sports, and you certainly can not script football. If there was a script for the Cowboys heading into Saturday’s contest against Hawaii, the Rainbow Warriors ripped it to shreds.

Things did not go as planned to end the regular season for the University of Wyoming.

It was the final time for seven Cowboy super seniors to take the field and make a memory in front of the home crowd at War Memorial Stadium, but Hawaii was looking to create its own memories at the War though.

Rainbow Warriors Quarterback Chevan Cordeiro got the scoring going first with an 8-yard touchdown scamper, and Hawaii led early 7-0. Next into the end zone for Hawaii was Calvin Turner Jr. on a carry from 2 yards out.

After the first quarter, Hawaii led 14-0, and they would add 10 more to their lead before the Wyoming offense came alive.

Quarterback Levi Williams and Isaiah Neyor, his favorite target this year, got things jolted with a 34-yard connection down the right sideline. Eventually, Titus Swen would cash in the drive from 4 yards out, and it looked like Wyoming had some life heading into halftime.

Hawaii would immediately take the wind out of Wyoming’s sails. With 4 seconds left in the first half, Cordeiro wound up and sent a prayer to the end zone. Rainbow Warrior Jared Smart was there to answer it.

It was a successful 50-yard Hail Mary, and that made it 31-7 when the two teams headed in for halftime.

With 1:11 left in the third quarter, Williams and Neyor found each other again for a score from 30 yards out, but the final in this one was too much for the Cowboys.

Hawaii finished on top 38-14, and they reclaimed the Paniolo Trophy for the first time since 2018.

“Hopefully we have an opportunity to play another game and to learn from this because there’s a lot of stuff on there,” said Wyoming Head Coach Craig Bohl after the game. “I want to take a look at myself, saying ‘why in the heck were we not prepared? Because we weren’t. So, if you want to come up with an answer, just say, ‘Hey, coach Bohl didn’t have them very well prepared, because bottom line, that’s what it was. Coach (Todd) Graham had that group prepared and we got schooled up.”

“We don’t have no quit in us. We’re gonna keep playing until the end. Plus, we lost some games we shouldn’t have lost, but we won games they didn’t expect as well ya know what I mean. I’d be surprised if we didn’t get a bowl game. I feel like we deserve one as well, and I’m confident we’ll get one.”

The Pokes finished the regular season 6-6, so they could receive a bowl bid. Craig Bohl, Azizi Hearn and Chad Muma all made their pitches for the Pokes to go bowing during their postgame press conferences. We’ll find out soon whether they will go bowling.

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