University of Wyoming football regular season ends on a low

After a dominant road win at Utah State, the University of Wyoming Cowboys did not look like the same team in the regular-season finale versus Hawaii.
Published: Dec. 1, 2021 at 12:40 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 1, 2021 at 12:45 AM CST
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LARAMIE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - It was Senior Day for the University of Wyoming football team against the University of Hawaii this past weekend, but the team did not come out soaring in those seniors’ last game at War Memorial Stadium.

After putting on a dominant display at Utah State, the Cowboys fell flat in the regular-season finale versus the Rainbow Warriors.

The Pokes lost the Paniolo Trophy and finished the season 2-1 in trophy games and the regular season at 6-6. It was the first time Hawaii had won in Laramie since 1991.

The team that had dominated in Logan did not appear to be the same team that showed up in Laramie a week later.

“One time I heard Lou Holtz said, ‘You bring a different football team to the stadium every Saturday,’” said Cowboys Head Coach Craig Bohl after the game. “Most of the time I disagree with Lou Holtz on a lot of things, but today I probably agree with him.

“I don’t know if it was our worst performance, but it seemed out of step considering where we have been, so I have to take a look at myself and say what kind of things can we do.”

The Cowboys allowed Hawaii Quarterback Chevan Cordeiro to throw for 323 passing yards and run for 86 yards, as well. The Hawaii receivers also made some incredible catches on contested balls, which included a 50-yard Hail Mary at the end of the first half.

“There’s always something to get better at even when we’re playing well or when we’re not,” said UW Cornerback Azizi Hearn after the game while discussing the Rainbow Warriors receivers’ ability to come down with some of those contested balls. “So just gotta go back to the drawing board, man, and just go over everything back down to the smallest detail.”

The Pokes are one of 83 bowl-eligible teams for 82 bowl spots, so it will be revealed soon whether or not the football season ended last Saturday in Laramie.

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