Third-year Wyoming football coach Craig Bohl had a lot of good things to say about Saturday’s final scrimmage of fall camp. However, no statistics or score were kept as there was not much full contact and UW’s top offensive and defensive units went up against the scout team.
But a few highlights included:
–Redshirt sophomore quarterback Josh Allen threw touchdown passes of 42 and 16 yards to senior wide receiver Tanner Gentry.
–Junior cornerback Rico Gafford returned two interceptions for a touchdown.
–Senior middle linebacker Lucas Wacha returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown.
–UW’s team captains for the 2016 season are Allen, Wacha, senior offensive lineman Chase Roullier, senior tight end Jacob Hollister and sophomore safety Marcus Epps. Roullier and Wacha were voted as captains by their teammates for the second straight season. Epps was a walk-on who went on scholarship after last season — a season he played in 11 of 12 games, had 83 tackles, led the team with two interceptions and broke up four passes.
–Bohl said no one got hurt during the scrimmage, and that as of Saturday he doesn’t expect any one to miss the Sept. 3 season-opener against Northern Illinois due to injury. Bohl also said he doesn’t expect anyone to be suspended for the opener, and that no one quit during fall camp — a first he’s seen in since he became a college coach in 1981 as a graduate assistant.
Here is more from Bohl after the scrimmage.
For more UW sports coverage, including WyoSports’ 68-page UW football preview section, see Sunday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang. Also, log on to wyosports.net for stories and the second of my season-long series called “40-yard dash” where I ask some rapid-fire question to UW players. The first one was with Allen. Want to take a guess who the second player is?