The Wyoming head football coach talk about Saturday’s spring game and spring football in general.
Here were the my five things to watch I posted prior to Wednesday’s second spring scrimmage for the Wyoming football team. Below are my responses to those.
The finals score was 64-63 for the defense using UW’s unique scoring system.
1. Improved offensive play: There were six turnovers by the offense last week. That was cut in half Wednesday — all interceptions. The offense struggled to go on any long, sustained drives. But after a slow start the offense came together near the end, albeit a shorter field. Most of the success came inside the defense’s territory
2. Continued solid defensive play: The three interceptions were by redshirt freshman Zack Berg, sophomore cornerback Blair Burns and junior safety Andrew Meredith. Five sacs and 13 tackles for loss. On the last play of the scrimmage the defense stopped sophomore running back Kody Sutton on the 1-yard line. Overall, the defense had a pretty good day.
The Wyoming football team held annual football senior banquet the day after the win over CSU last Sunday. Here are the individual winners:
Gabe Knapton earned the Iron Man Award for the second consecutive year as the Pokes’ top performer in the weight room.
The Brian Lee Scholar-Athlete Award went to junior strong safety Luke Ruff.
Tashaun Gipson was the Defensive Back of the Year.
The sophomore and walk-on from Green River has become a special teams standout. Hear what he has to say about all that, and for more on the story, see today’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang.