Cowboys begin work for championship week

This wasn’t just another Monday where Wyoming football coach Craig Bohl talked to the media, and requested players and assistant coaches came in for interviews.

This was is championship week for the Cowboys as they get ready to play San Diego State in the MW Championship Game Saturday at 5:45 p.m. at Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium.

Bohl spoke for around 30 minutes. Here’s the link if you want to watch/listen to him. A lot of good stuff here, especially Bohl’s Lou Holtz impersonation.

http://www.wyosports.net/university_of_wyoming/facebook-live-craig-bohl-s-nov-news-conference/article_726a6b3a-b5a8-11e6-8a88-ebde6d8f141a.html

D.J. May

D.J. May

The news wasn’t good about senior outside linebacker D.J. May, who will be lost for the rest of the season with what appears to be a pectoral injury suffered in last Saturday’s 56-35 loss at New Mexico. That’s the third UW defensive starter that’s been lost to a season-ending injury this season (NT Chase Appleby and DE Carl Granderson are the others).

May just doesn’t play outside linebacker, he also plays nickel on passing situations. He’s on nearly all of UW’s special teams units, because he’s that good of a player, and that’s where he was hurt against New Mexico. May also was among the national leaders in kickoff returns.

The news also wasn’t good on sophomore nose tackle Sidney Malaluulu. Bohl said he’s doubtful with a foot injury that’s kept him out of the last two games.

Here’s UW’s depth chart heading into Saturday’s game:

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I found this comment interesting from UW redshirt sophomore quarterback Josh Allen. UW clinched the Mountain Division title last Friday after Boise State lost at Air Force. Thankfully for the Cowboys, they still got home field advantage for the championship game after San Diego State’s 63-31 home loss to Colorado State.

Josh Allen

Josh Allen

Here’s what Allen said about that, and looking ahead to San Diego State.

“We went into that game last week not needed it, and that’s kind of ohw we played, which isn’t the best way to play. We’re done and over New Mexico. Our sites are set on San Diego State. Were going to be ready to go.”

UW will play another game after this week — a bowl game. Which one will be announced Sunday. Added Allen on that: “We are 100 percent in on (San Diego State). This is what we worked all year for. We could care less about a bowl game right now. Winning a championship is what wanted to do, and now it’s in front of us.”

I’ve had a few fans ask about how ticket sales are going for Saturday’s game. I asked some UW officials, and they will have a better idea Wednesday and after season-ticket holders have a chance to secure their tickets. Season-ticket holders have until 5:30 p.m. MT to do that. However, I was told that the UW athletics ticket office was “busy” on Monday.

See Tuesday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, and log on to wyosports.net for more UW football news. Also be sure to check out all three platforms for more coverage throughout the week and from the game.

Also, Tuesday is the day where the MW releases its all-conference football team. I voted in the selection and check back to this blog for the team and I will share with you how I voted.