Here are the combined stats from Wyoming’s first two scrimmages of spring drills, along with some quick thoughts.
UW’s spring game is at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25 in Laramie.
Rushing: Tapscott 25-177, Evans 21-182 2TD, Wick 12-81 1TD, Hill 14-64. Thoughts: UW know what senior Shaun Wick and sophomore Brian Hill can do. Sophomore Josh Tapscott and redshirt freshman Nico Evans gives UW good depth. Easily the strongest position on the team.
Passing: Coffman 13-27 133 1TD, Allen 6-17 134 1TD, 1INT, Smith 5-12 25 1TD, 1INT, Young 2-10 15. Thoughts: The completion percentage needs to improve for all the quarterbacks. Both scrimmages have emphasized the run more than the pass.
Receiving: Maulhardt 8-110, Gentry 5-82 1TD, Hollister 5-44 1TD, Mayfield 4-52, Lewis 2-15 1TD, Ellis 2-6, Parker 1-9, Tapscott 1-6. Thoughts: Juniors Jake Maulhardt and Tanner Gentry continue to show they are the Cowboys’ top two wide receivers, but only true freshman Joe Parker has caught a pass in the two scrimmages among the other wide receivers. Junior tight end Jacob Hollister will be a threat in the pass game.
Tackles: Wacha 18, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery, Epps 13, Pownell 11, Nzeocha 8, McKenna 7. Thoughts: UW is looking for depth at all positions, but at defensive end sophomore Trevor Meader, a walk-on from Lincoln, Nebraska, is emerging. He has two tackles for loss in the two scrimmages. Senior linebacker Lucas Wacha is showing he is UW’s top linebacker, but it is still uncertain who else can play beside him. Junior Eric Nzeocha has been productive in the two scrimmages. Redshirt freshman walk-on Marcus Epps led the Cowboys in tackles in the second scrimmage with nine. He is one of three walk-on defensive backs vying for playing time right now.