UW-Air Force quotes

Some quotes from Wyoming players and coaches after the Cowboys’ 25-17 win over Air Force last Saturday.

“I swear I’ve never played in in something like that.” — true freshman quarterback Brett Smith on the winds that gusted upwards to 60 miles per hour.

“Who gives a crap. We’re going to show up and play whoever’s on the schedule. That’s for bettors and I bet on my guys to win every week. We don’t care what the odds-makers pick.” — coach Dave Christensen when asked if he knew UW was a 16-point underdog against Air Force.

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UW-Air Force postgame thoughts

Where to start?

Got to be impressed with Wyoming’s 25-17 win, which snaps a five-game losing streak to the Falcons and improves the Cowboys’ record to 6-3 overall and 3-1 in the Mountain West.

UW is tied for second place in the MW with Boise State (how about that home loss to TCU today?)

Got to give it to the defense. Sure, it gave up 312 rushing  yards, but it also allowed minus-1  yard passing. That’s unheard of, even for option-oriented offenses like Air Force. UW knocked Air Force starting quarterback Tim Jefferson out of the game after the first series, and senior Connor Dietz was never a throwing threat, although he ran it well for a team-high 85 yards.

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UW-Air Force key to the game

Here’s what I think is the most important aspect of the football game for Wyoming when it plays at Air Force Saturday:

Disciplined defense: You hear it all the time when a defense faces an option-oriented offense like Air Force, and it’s true. All 11 players have to be spot-on with their assignments so the Falcons don’t run roughshod. And, don’t forget about the pass, senior quarterback Tim Jefferson is an effective thrower, so the Cowboys have to be disciplined and adjust fast on the play-action pass.

Agree? Disagree? See my other four keys in Saturday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang.

Falcons talk about series with Cowboys

With all the talk surrounding Air Force leaving the Mountain West for the Big East in football only, who knows if Saturday will be the last time Wyoming plays the Falcons (I still think Air Force stays in the MW).

But if it is the last time, I talked to some former Air Force players about what it means to them to play Wyoming.

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