Wyoming pokes send a message to college football

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CHEYENNE, Wyo.(KGWN) The stage was set in Laramie, WY Saturday night for the Cowboys season opener. Missouri Tigers were in town, kicking off the college football season. The Pokes weathered an early attack, with a monster 2nd quarter to beat the Tigers 37-31.
Wyoming was a 16 point underdog leading into the matchup. The Missouri Tigers came confident, being the bigger name school. That didn't matter to Coach Craig Bohl and the Cowboys.
Sean Chambers led the troops rushing for 120 yards on 12 carries and one touchdown and Xazavian Valladay rushed for 118 yards and one touchdown.
Tonight's game was just the second time since 2004 a SEC foe played at War Memorial Stadium, the Tigers got out to a early 14-0 lead. Wyoming answered with a flurry of 27 points in the second quarter. From there it seemed to be a blowout. Clemson transfer Kelly Bryant was not able to will his team to victory despite throwing for 423 yards and two touchdowns.
The Cowboys brought their A game to get the win vs. Power 5 conference Tigers. Under Coach Bohl's regime, the Pokes were 0-8 vs. Power 5 teams. For tonight, Wyoming Cowboys can celebrate their victory, then its to the next one as they play visitor to Texas St. Improving to 2-0 is the goal.