Border War key to the game

My No. 1 key for Wyoming in Saturday’s Border War:

No Nwoke: Wyoming must do everything it can not to let Colorado State sophomore running back Chris Nwoke have a big game. He has rushed for 200 yards or more in two of the last three games. If he gets rolling, it will open up more options for CSU’s offense, which means big trouble for the Cowboys.

Thoughts, opinions? I have four more keys for the Cowboys, and to see them check out Saturday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang. Also check out the WTE as are doing something special on our sports front for the Border War. I think you’ll like it.

Another RB challenge for Wyoming’s defense

Wyoming’s defense has allowed seven 100-yard rushers this season, and one 200-yard performance by San Diego State’s Ronnie Hillman.

It faces another quality running back in Saturday’s Border War game with Colorado State in sophomore Chris Nwoke, who ran for 269 yards and two touchdowns in the Rams’ loss to Air Force last Saturday.

“Nwoke is a physical runner and they’re blocking well up front,” coach Dave Christensen said during his Monday news conference. “We need to have guys in position and wrap up. If we don’t he’s going to get a lot of yards. … “He runs down hill, he runs guys over and he has good speed. We need to force him to bounce to other guys.”

UW also plans to prepare to see CSU true freshman quarterback Garrett Grayson, who has started the last two games for injured sophomore Pete Thomas. Grayson is more of a run threat than Thomas.

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