WyoSports senior editor Robert Gagliardi put together some quotes from players, coaches and fans after Wyoming’s 42-10 home-opening win over Idaho Saturday in Laramie.
— “Let’s hope the intensity is high today. We need the energy we had last week. If we do, the Pokes will put on a show. If not, this may be closer than we want.” — via Kdwright from UW-Idaho live chat.
— I remember when UW yanked the scholarship offer from Lucas Wacha. I’m glad he was able to forgive and forget and sign with the Pokes.” — via adsfjkl from UW-Idaho live chat. Wacha, a redshirt freshman linebacker, had a career-high 11 tackles.
— “Field looks in great in HD. The brown an gold is poppin.” via Chad from UW-Idaho live chat.
— “Best kept secret is Tedder!” — via Elaine from UW-Idaho live chat on senior running back Tedder Easton on his first-ever rushing touchdown in the second quarter.
— “Easton sounds like a good guy and has definitely paid his dues. His resemblance to Ice Cube is uncanny. You also can’t go wrong with a blonde Mohawk.” — via adsfjkl from UW-Idaho live chat.
— “Vandals have gone nearly seven full quarters without a point. They trail 42-0 at Wyoming to start the fourth quarter. Been outscored 82-6 this season. — via @SR_JoshWright on Twitter.
— “Awww, that’s a cute crowd.” — via @euchemprof on the announced crowd of 22,030.
— “He’s doing what I expect him to do. Players make plays, and when you got good players they make plays. His mom and dad, they’re responsible for how he plays. They created him and he’s a monster.” — UW coach Dave Christensen on sophomore defensive end Eddie Yarbrough, who had nine tackles, three sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss.
— “No wonder I started handing the ball off. That’s just part of the deal. Sometimes you’re on, he was on last week. I’m not too concerned. He made some throws in the second half.” — Christensen on UW junior quarterback Brett Smith starting the game 1 of 10 for 11 yards. Smith was 21 of 28 for 284 yards and four touchdowns the rest of the game.
— “It’s my goal every week to have a hundred-yard game. I know in myself that I can do it.” — UW sophomore running back Shaun Wick on his second straight 100-yard game. He finished with 110 yards on 15 carries.
— “It makes me feel good because it means we’re putting points on the board and doing what we’re supposed to do on offense.” — UW junior quarterback Brett Smith on becoming the school’s career leader in touchdowns responsible for with 72, second in career touchdown passes with 55 and fifth in career passing yards with 6,137.
— “We just love to bring each other up and put each other on that pedestal. It’s not a competition, it’s a thing where we say ‘meet you at the quarterback.’ It’s the defense, it’s not an individual sport.” — UW sophomore defensive end Eddie Yarbrough.
— “The main thing is we just need to fix the team. … It’s like when are we ever going to get it together? We’re going to have to get it together because I’m not going to tolerate us losing, going 0-10, 0-11 this year. We can’t do that. That’s why I’m here. I’m here to fix this program.” — Idaho junior receiver Dezmon Epps.
— “I think Brett Smith’s a really good player. I’m a big fan of his. I have been. I watched him all summer. And I watched him this fall. I like watching good offensive players.” — Idaho coach Paul Petrino.
For more on UW football, and a quick look ahead to its next opponent in Northern Colorado, see Monday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and log on to wyosports.net.