I thought Wyoming’s mistakes caused it more problems than Nebraska did, for the most part, in the Cowboys 38-14 loss.
Seven penalties, 20-plus missed tackles, a dropped TD pass by Ogbonna (or at least a long pass play), a missed field goal, failed fake punt.
Nebraska is good, and I really liked RB Rex Burkhead. Guy runs hard, man! Not sure, however if the Huskers are top 10 good.
UW players and coaches weren’t happy after the game, and true freshman quarterback Brett Smith said he hates losing more than anything. Good to hear he doesn’t like it.
But I didn’t think UW was over matched and out manned (that’s the basis of my column Sunday). At times it struggled, but this game was nothing like past beatdowns it took to top 10 teams like Texas, Boise State and TCU. To me that’s a little progress. Thoughts?
A few quick notes:
–Sophomore tight end Spencer Bruce, junior safety Kenny Browder and junior defensive lineman Miraldo Michel played in their first games of the season. Browder had a tackle.
–UW had one sack, and has had at least one in 10 straight games dating back to last season.
–Thought senior CB Tashaun Gipson had his best game of the season. Finished with five tackles, a tackle for loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. The forced and recovered fumble came on one play.
Will post video later on Sunday from a few postgame interviews. See Sunday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang for more coverage.