The Cowboys on what it means to keep The Boot

Published: Nov. 5, 2023 at 9:58 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - There is no question what winning the Border War means to the state of Wyoming.

The scene at the end of Wyoming Football’s 24-15 win over CSU says it all. The players running as fast as they can to grab the boot and hold it high above their heads for the fans. All while the united voice of Wyoming chants “I said it sucks to be a CSU Ram” (amongst other colorful language).

The Border War is the biggest game of the year, every year.

Here is what the Cowboys had to say:

“To have the boot in Laramie another year is really special,” Head Coach, Craig Bohl, said. “It’s great for our program, it’s great for this state, it means a lot. Also, I want to make a big shoutout to our crowd. I think it was one of the largest crowds we’ve had and it certainly was engaged. When you’re looking at atmospheres of college football and everything else I think we’ve got a great great atmosphere here.”

“We all knew this week was a big week,” Linebacker, Easton Gibbs, said. “We did not play well last week and we all knew that we had to get that chip back that we were missing last week, I think we did. We were coming in here, rivalry game, and like I said coming off last week. Just added motivation, especially it being my last Border War. I know it’s special for this state and for the people.”

““To go out on this farewell tour with the boot in my hands is definitely special,” Offensive Lineman, Frank Crum, said. “We needed it too as far as the big picture of our season. But tonight, all of that was out the window, it was about tonight. To get that boot, it is definitely something that I am going to cherish and value. I’ve had it for five out of my six years here. I take a great deal of pride in that.”