Cowboys look to end losing streak against Fresno State

Updated: Oct. 2, 2023 at 11:30 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Wyoming once again found a way to get it done against New Mexico to start Mountain West play off on the right foot.

Now comes Fresno State in a game that already has Mountain West Championship implications.

The Pokes have their work cut out for them on Saturday.

“They’re in the top 25, which they deserve to be there,” Head Coach, Craig Bohl, said. “We have the makings of a heck of a football game. Our players are excited, our coaches are excited. You get into this time of the year, these games are really pivotal and every conference game is important. This one has the makings of, it could really benefit you if you win, if you lose this one it makes it tougher if you want to accomplish what you want to accomplish.”

The Pokes have lost four straight to the Bulldogs and have not scored a touchdown against them in 11 quarters of play that spans all the way back to 2017.

Last year’s 30-0 loss was the worst of them and left a sour taste in the player’s mouths, something they are holding onto this year to give them an extra edge.

“That’s definitely on our minds, whatever it is that they know about us offensively that’s kind of our Achilles Heel we’re definitely looking to figure it out and get after them,” Wide Receiver, Wyatt Wieland, said.

“Going into this game I feel like we all have a chip on our shoulder to go out there and them that’s not what we’re about,” Defensive Tackle, Jordan Bertagnole, said. “It’s going to be a hell of a game this week.”

“This is by far the next biggest game because it’s the next game but it’s also a couple of the top leaders in the conference,” Offensive Lineman, Frank Crum, said. “For us, I think there’s a lot of motivating factors to put importance on this. But just like every week, we’re trying to go one and oh and we’re going to do our very best to accomplish that.

In order to win this game, The Cowboys will have to play almost perfect in all three phases, something Coach Bohl and the guys also mentioned.

But, what may be the biggest x-factor? All of you at home, a packed War Memorial Stadium could be the difference maker.

“Our fans are unlike anybody else. They’re definitely the best fans in the nation. I’m super excited to see that 12th man come alive this week,” Bertagnole said.

“I’ve heard our stadium louder than, you know, a 100,000 person stadium, which is a credit to the fans,” Crum said. “What they can do on third downs for us, for the defense, it’s amazing. When you score a touchdown and you hear that place erupt, it’s very special. Everybody in the seats, we love it and we hope to sell this one out.

Kick-off against the undefeated and ranked #24 bulldogs is set for 7 P.M. Saturday.