Two Cowboys earn MWC football honors

Wyoming sophomore running back Alvester Alexander and junior defensive end Josh Biezuns were named Mountain West Conference football players of the Week Monday.

Alexander ran for 147 yards and a school-record five touchdowns in last Saturday’s 44-0 home win over Colorado State. He is fifth in the MWC in rushing with 66 yards per game, is second in rushing touchdowns with 14 and seventh in scoring (7.0 points per game). Alexander finished the season with 792 yards and an average of 4.2 yards per carry.

Biezuns had 3.5 sacks and 4.0 tackles for loss against CSU. He led UW with 6.5 sacks, which is tied for second in the MWC, and 10.5 tackles for loss.

Here some other football stories from around the MWC, including a vote of confidence for CSU coach Steve Fairchild from his boss.

UW-CSU photos and quotes

First off, check out some photos from Wyoming’s 44-0 win over Colorado State Saturday by Wyoming Tribune Eagle photographer AAron Ontiveroz. This was AAron’s final sports assignment for the WTE and WyoSports. He recently accepted a photographer job at The Denver Post.


Here are some leftover quotes from the game:

–“That’s the funnest I’ve had playing football for a while now. … You couldn’t ask for any other way to go out in keeping the Bronze Boot here against our arch rivals, and doing it the way we did.” — senior free safety Chris Prosinski

–“They were yakking and talking the whole game. I had to punish them a little bit.” — sophomore running back Alvester Alexander, who ran for 147 yards and a school-record five touchdowns.

–” I was real proud of the kids up front. They came off the ball. They blocked well and gave Al some running lanes. Alvester did a good job of carrying the load for us. He’s a young man getting better every single day and maturing as a Division I tailback.” — coach Dave Christensen

–“(CSU) saw the last couple of games we played and maybe they thought we were a pushover coming into the game. But we thought if we got three-and-outs right away and if the offense scored some points they would quit and lay down. Which as you could see, they did.” — junior defensive end Josh Biezuns

–“This was by far No. 1. I don’t think we’ve ever had a game like this since I’ve been here.” — senior cornerback Marcell Gipson on how this game compared to the others in his career.

–“I met (Friday) morning with every kid I recruited here and talked about the most important thing for next season was (the CSU) game and would springboard us into the off-season. They believe in what we’re doing. We have great athletes. We’re going to get better. We’re going to stay the course, stay positive and we’re going to be fine.” — Christensen

–“We’ve been playing well together the whole year, and I think we’re learning each other’s strengths and weaknesses up front. We know what everybody can do and what everybody can’t do. We know how to get to the quarterback now.” — Biezuns, who had 3.5 of UW’s six quarterback sacks in the game.

–“We’re going to recruit 25 more guys. We recruit across the board at every position. We have a lot of kids in our program that have been here for six months, or a year and six months. We have to keep developing them.”