Wyoming Football is ready to finish strong after Saturday’s heartbreak

Published: Nov. 22, 2022 at 12:37 AM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Pokes football team is coming off a consequential loss over the weekend to Boise State that eliminated them from Mountain West Championship contention.

An interception on the Cowboys’ final drive sealed the win for the Broncos, and coach Craig Bohl took full responsibility for the play call.

“That was the decision. I would say I slept like a baby that night, I woke up and I cried every hour. It was hard. It was hard, and I felt for Jayden, I felt for our football team, I felt for all the guys that put it on the line. And it’s time to FIDO it, forget it and move on.”

Although Saturday’s game was a difficult pill to swallow, the team has a quick turnaround traveling to Fresno for a game this coming Friday. The Bulldogs will be another test for the UW, as they locked down the West division for a spot in the conference championship game.

Despite falling short in their previous outing, the Pokes are fully confident in all three phases of the game entering the upcoming contest.

“We kind of just got to forget about it and go to the next one. We’re still playing for stuff so it’s not like we’re going to sit down and take them lightly,” kicker John Hoyland said.

“[Fresno State has] a real complete receiving group. We haven’t gotten into them real deep just yet, but they’re great athletes and [quarterback Jake] Haener can put the ball pretty much wherever he wants it. It definitely poses some problems for us, but we’re looking forward to the challenge and we think it’s something we can handle,” defensive back Wrook Brown said.

“It’s a great feeling being able to run the ball. Not whenever you want, but we pride ourselves on being a team that likes to run the ball, and some of the time we are able to run the ball. So it’s just a great feeling being able to do that because it’s something that we always pride ourselves on as an O-Line. It’s the best thing in the world. Every play, hearing run, run, run, run, we love it,” offensive lineman Zach Watts said.

The game will kick off at 8 p.m. on Friday.