Wyoming Football’s tough non-conference schedule continues with Appalachian State
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - With the loss to now #3 ranked Texas behind the Cowboys. They go into this week with a lot of things to be proud of. Head Coach, Craig Bohl, said they looked like they belonged. They are going to need to take lessons learned into what will most likely be the best group of five matchup on Saturday, against Appalachian State.
“They play with a chip on their shoulder, they’re a really physical team, they play with great discipline, they have more scholarships now, and they have a winning attitude,” Head Coach, Craig Bohl, said. “They’re not afraid to go on the road. I know they went to Texas A&M last year and won. They’re one of the more noted teams around the country. So, a great opportunity and a great challenge for us to play.”
The Mountaineers are averaging over 450 yards per game in an explosive high tempo offense. They even have the nation’s top rusher in Nate Noel. Once again the seasoned Cowboys defense is going to be put to the test.
“It always starts with stopping the run,” Linebacker, Easton Gibbs, said. “So if we can mitigate that and go in and make them one dimensional, it always makes it easier to get in and get into some different stuff, different looks so maybe you can confuse somebody and force turnovers in that way.”
The Wyoming run game finally looked like itself once again with the emergence of Harrison Waylee. The O-line only gave up one sack to a top five team in the nation. Success in the trenches could be the key to a Wyoming victory.
“Wyoming has always been known for its run game, we take pride in putting it on our shoulders and putting the game on our shoulders no matter no matter what the situation is,” Center, Nofoafia Tulafono, said. “Never being too big for the situation. Establishing that run game helps out our receivers and helps out the quarterbacks as well.”
“I’m trying to get a lot of yards on them, a couple touchdowns, for sure I’m trying to put them away,” Running back, Harrison Waylee, said. “Just put them to sleep. All the energy they’re going to bring, just wash it away, make them just want to go home.”
The War will be bumping come 5 P.M. on Saturday.
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