Here are some notes and quotes that didn’t make the newspaper from Wyoming’s 38-14 loss to now No. 8 Nebraska Saturday night.
–True freshman quarterback Brett Smith described the loss as “devastating.” He also said Nebraska was the best and fastest team UW has played thus far (no-brainer there).
–Coach Dave Christensen on Smith: “For his fourth game against the ninth-ranked team in the country, I thought he did a fantastic job of managing the offense.”
–When asked if Nebraska sophomore quarterback Taylor Martinez was all he was cracked up to be, UW senior defensive end Josh Biezuns said “that, and probably a little more.” Still, UW did a good job of defending Martinez, for the most part as he ran for 37 yards and a touchdown, and threw for 157 yards and another TD.
–Christensen described true freshman receiver Josh Doctson’s catch in the corner of the end zone in the fourth quarter as “phenomenal” even though he was ruled out of bounds. Christensen said his assistant coaches in the press box told him Doctson was in bounds. The ruling on the field was he was out of bounds, and after further review the play was confirmed.
–Christensen and Smith thanked the fans and were impressed with the atmosphere in the stadium for the game. For Smith, who at this time last year was a senior in high school, he had never seen anything like it.
–“My point to them was if losing to Nebraska is OK, then we have the wrong guys in this program. We expect to win every week. We expected to win when we kicked it off in this game.” — Christensen
–“Nebraska is a good team but I don’t think they’re 24 points better than us.”
See Monday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle for what UW has in store for its bye week. And, check back soon more a couple of more video interviews with Cowboys’ players from the Nebraska game.