Wyoming vs. Texas State football live chat replay

Here’s the replay my live chat from the University of Wyoming’s 45-10 victory over Texas State in front of 21,784 at Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon.

For more coverage from the game and other UW sports, see the Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, and check back to wyosports.net.

Live Blog Wyoming vs. Texas State football live chat

Wyoming vs. Texas State – pregame primer

The last of four consecutive home games for Wyoming kicks off at 2 p.m. Saturday against  Texas State of the Sun Belt Conference.

The game will be carried digitally by Facebook Live. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/StadiumCollegeFootball/videos/1928850377437578/

Here is my No. 1 key for the Cowboys entering this game:

More offense, less defense: Meaning Wyoming’s offense must do a better job of sustaining drives and finishing with points, which will keep the defense fresher and better equipped to make plays. The defense was on the field for two-thirds of the game last week against Hawaii, and 97 plays two weeks ago against Oregon. Even though the defense has played well for the most part, it can’t be on the field that long game after game. Yes, the defense can help itself by making more plays to get off the field sooner, but it needs more help from the offense.

I feel like I’m sounding like a broken record about this No. 1 key the last few weeks.

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VIDEO: Brett Smith

Wyoming junior quarterback Brett Smith talks about the Cowboys’ bye week, the offense’s struggles in its last game at Texas State and about Wyoming’s next game on Saturday at home against New Mexico for homecoming during this interview on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 in Laramie Wyo.


See today’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang for more on the game, and also log on to wyosports.net. Join WyoSports senior editor Robert Gagliardi for his live chat during the game starting at 1 p.m. Links to the chat are on this blog and at wyosports.net.

VIDEO: Dominic Rufran

Wyoming junior wide receiver Dominic Rufran talks about coming back this week after a shoulder injury at Texas State in the Cowboys’ last game on Sept. 28, 2013. Wyoming hosts New Mexico for homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 12.


For more on Rufran and a closer look at New Mexico’s unique and national-leading rushing offense, see Thursday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, and log on to wyosports.net.

VIDEO: Shaun Wick

Wyoming sophomore running back Shaun Wick, who leads the team in rushing and rushing touchdowns, talks about the lesson learned about ball security and the Cowboys’ upcoming game with New Mexico this week. The interview was done on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 in Laramie, Wyo.


For more on Wick, see Wednesday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang and log on to wyosports.net.

VIDEO: Chris Tormey

Wyoming defensive coordinator Chris Tormey talks about the defense’s struggles in last week’s 42-21 loss at Texas State and the first of two bye weeks for the Cowboys this week during this interview done on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 in Laramie, Wyo.

Can Wyoming’s defense improve after last week’s game? See WyoSports senior editor Robert Gagliardi’s column in Thursday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, and at wyosports.net.

VIDEO: Jordan Stanton

Wyoming junior linebacker Jordan Stanton, one of the team’s leading tacklers this season, talks about last week’s game at Texas State, the team’s bye week and his unique haircut during this interview on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 in Laramie, Wyo.


Wyoming’s defense struggled in many areas in the 42-21 loss at Texas State last week. Can it improve? See my column in Thursday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, and at wyosports.net.

VIDEO: Albert Perez

Wyoming junior center Albert Perez talks about the Cowboys’ 42-21 loss at Texas State last week, and looks ahead to the team’s bye week before its next game Oct. 12 at home against New Mexico. The interview was done on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 in Laramie, Wyo.


For more on UW football, see Tuesday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, and log on to wyosports.ent

Unbalanced offense not good for UW

For the first time this season Wyoming’s offense was not balanced, and the results showed in a 42-21 loss at Texas State last Saturday.

There were other factors on defense that led to the loss, too, but I will address those later.

UW had a season-low 64 yards rushing, compared to 292 yards passing. It also ran 29 run plays and 48 pass plays.

Texas State’s defense had a lot to do with that, and also the fact UW trailed by double-digits much of the second half and needed to throw the ball to try and get back into the game.

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