I wrote my column for Sunday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, and for wyosports.net, on the fact that UW’s offense hasn’t been that great the last two weeks. The statistics are not bad, but it has not been consistent, and at times it hasn’t executed well.
Agree or disagree with me there. The Cowboys beat Northern Colorado 35-7 Saturday, but had two defensive touchdowns — impressive in its own right.
Have we put too high of expectations with this offense after what it did in the opener at No. 23 Nebraska (who will be out of the polls come Monday after being blasted at home by UCLA)?
What do you think?
UW allowed four sacks. Junior quarterback Brett Smith hurt his right ankle,and said it hurt after the game despite not missing any time. The deep pass hasn’t been there the last couple of weeks.
Things need to get better, and fast, and Smith better be able to play. I don’t think he will do much in practice early this week. Smith said he will have an x-ray on the ankle soon.
Did like the defense again. LB Jordan Stanton and CB Cortland Fort with interception returns for touchdowns.
The defense had five tackles for loss, and has 19 in three games.
UW has outscored its foes 49-7 in the second quarter this season. Needs to be better in the first.
Junior receivers Trey Norman and Keenan Montgomery and redshirt freshman linebacker Lucas Wacha all left with injuries and didn’t return. Norman’s right arm was in a sling and Wacha had a big collision with a UNC running back that he got the worst of. He left the field immediately. UW needs Wacha in there. Senior Devyn Harris played Wacha’s outside spot. The depth after that is awfully thin.
It’s time to get ready for Air Force. We all remember what happened last season. I am sure that will be brought up a lot this week. UW needs to get healthy and more focused, first and foremost. Air Force has lost tow MW games by a combined 94-40 to Boise State and Utah State. It will be desperate next Saturday. UW needs to be ready.
See Sunday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, and log on to wyosports.net for more coverage from Saturday’s game.