Wyoming Spring Football Points of Focus: Pass Offense

Published: Mar. 29, 2023 at 11:58 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Despite some transfers away from the program, the Cowboys are still returning a number of key players from last year’s aerial attack that is looking to make a big jump.

That continuity throughout this spring could certainly serve the team well once fall rolls around.

”It feels really good. I’ve been itching to get back for a long time now. You know, it’s a lot of the same teammates from last year. So we have that chemistry building on year two. Obviously first day back is a little rusty, everyone expects that. So I’m excited to see what these next few days hold,” wide receiver Wyatt Wieland said.

“I think this is my first time in my career here that we have the quarterback coming back, a few receivers coming back, tight end coming back. You know, we’re all coming back to be ready for another year. We didn’t get done what we wanted to last year, and so there’s a chip on our shoulder and we’re ready to get after it,” tight end Treyton Welch said.

The pass game taking a step forward would undoubtedly bring more potency to a generally run-heavy offense; the team was 125th out of 131 total teams last year with 132.2 pass yards per game, 126th in passing efficiency, and tied for 127th in total pass touchdowns with 11.

However, with the majority of the offensive line also coming back and Andrew Peasley getting another year to settle into the offense, the players feel that it won’t take too many adjustments to start firing on all cylinders.

”[Peasley’s] gifted with his arm as well. I think to have the ability to showcase that some more will be good for Andrew, and continuing to grow our pass game is definitely a goal. That’ll be something to work through through spring ball,” right tackle Frank Crum said.

“Just being more consistent [is a focus]. You know, I have a lot of little things to improve on. Just with quick game and getting my completion percentage up. So for me it’s just little reads and accuracy, and I think [the pass game will] go up a lot,” Peasley said.

Next week’s edition of “Points of Focus” will feature the rushing offense.