Some quotes from Wyoming players and coaches after the Cowboys’ 25-17 win over Air Force last Saturday.
“I swear I’ve never played in in something like that.” — true freshman quarterback Brett Smith on the winds that gusted upwards to 60 miles per hour.
“Who gives a crap. We’re going to show up and play whoever’s on the schedule. That’s for bettors and I bet on my guys to win every week. We don’t care what the odds-makers pick.” — coach Dave Christensen when asked if he knew UW was a 16-point underdog against Air Force.
“I think we’re already something special. We’ve won close games and that shows no one on this team has given up.” — senior defensvie end Gabe Knapton. UW has won four of its six games by eight points or less.
“I play football. I eat this.” — senior receiver Mazi Ogbonna on the hard hit he took on a fourth-and-10 pass he caught from Smith for 16 yards and a first down to the Air Force 14-yard line that proved to be the game winning-touchdown.
“I don’t think you ever stop those guys on the 1-yard line. It was huge in the out come of this football game.” — Christensen on his defense stopping Air Force on fourth-and-goal from the UW 1-yard line on the Falcons’ first possession of the game.
“It was a little faster. I loved the crowd. It was fun and good to play in.” — true freshman running back Kody Sutton on his first-ever game at UW. Sutton finished with 11 carries for 56 yards.
“They probably were, but I just saw the end zone so I just ran.” — sophomore cornerback Marqueston Huff when asked if he thought the coaches were yelling at him to fall on the ground after he recovered a fumble in the final seconds that he returned 48 yards for a touchdown. Had Huff gone to the ground, UW could have ran the rest of the clock out and won by a score of 18-17.
“We’ve got stop doing that, it’s giving me a heart attack.” — Smith on what it was like to watch and play in the fourth quarter against Air Force.
See Monday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle for more on Smith and some early bowl projections for the Cowboys — assuming they become bowl eligible with a win over 1-9 New Mexico this coming Saturday.