Simply put, it was nice to see some smiles instead of frowns from Wyoming players and coaches after the Cowboys picked up their first win of the season.
It wasn’t perfect, but there were some pretty impressive efforts in the game. The last coming by the defense as it forced stop late in the game as Nevada was trying to drive for a game-tying touchdown.
Here are highlights from that drive:
This was UW’s most complete game of the season. The offense was balanced as it ran for 272 yards and threw for 213. The Cowboys didn’t turn the ball over, and didn’t allow a quarterback sack for the first time this season. It went three-and-out on only two of nine drives (I’m not including the drive at the end when UW took a knee to run out the clock). I thought the play-calling got a little conservative during that time.
And, redshirt senior quarterback Cameron Coffman was nearly perfect at 18 of 20 for 213 yards and three touchdowns.
The defense didn’t allow a play longer than 29 yards. Prior to this game, it had allowed 12 plays of 30 yards or more for touchdowns, and close to 20 plays that long overall.
Here’s a link to my Sunday column for more on this: