Video: Gregg Brandon

I know I post video interviews with Brandon a lot, but he had some great stuff to say this week about the San Diego State game last week, comparing the first half to the second half. Brandon also talks about going against TCU’s 4-2-5 speedy and athletic defense this week, and the continued progress of true freshman quarterback Brett Smith.

Would love to hear your feedback and comments on what Brandon has to say.

Quotes from UW-San Diego State

Here are some leftover quotes after Wyoming’s thrilling 30-27 victory over San Diego State last Saturday night in San Diego.

“Hope we can carry this in the next game and the rest of the year because that first half is what we’re capable of being.” — true freshman quarterback Brett Smith, who was 2o of 24 for 287 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, and he also ran 10 times for 39 yards and two scores.

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UW-San Diego St. postgame thoughts

Shades of 2009?

Wyoming won at San Diego State in 2009 30-27, and came back from a 27-6 fourth-quarter deficit. Saturday night was the same final score for UW, but this time it hung on for the win.

“We’re very excited about this win and what it means to the conference for us,” said junior receiver Chris McNeill, who posted career-highs with eight catches for 111 yards and two touchdowns — all in the first half.

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Video: Brandon Self

The Wyoming senior offensive guard is in his fifth year and his first year of playing full time. Great to see him rewarded for his hard work throughout his career. Self talks about that, UW’s rotation along the offensive line and the challenges of blocking against San Diego State’s 3-3-5 defense. For more on that, see today’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang.

UW-San Diego State leftovers

Some notes and quotes that didn’t make the newspaper on the Cowboys’ football game Saturday with San Diego State.

“He’s really good, but their offensive line is playing well and they have a lot of experience coming back there. They open holes up for him — UW coach Dave Christensen on SDSU sophomore running back Ronnie Hillman.

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UW-San Diego State key to the game

Here is my No. 1 key for Wyoming in Saturday’s football game with San Diego State. Let me know what you think.

For the other four keys, see Saturday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang.

Rally around Hillman: Wyoming can’t allow San Diego State sophomore running back Ronnie Hillman to have a big game. Hillman leads the nation in rushing and will get his yards, but if he and the Aztecs get the run game rolling (like Nebraska and Utah State did with 300-plus yards apiece) then it will be a long night for the Cowboys.

Wyoming-San Diego State Q&A

Brent Schrotenboer covers San Diego State for the San Diego Union-Tribune, and recently answered five questions I had for him about Saturday football game between the Aztecs and Wyoming.

Would love to hear what you think, and can discuss these things, and more during Thursday’s live chat at 3 p.m.

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Video: Tashaun Gipson

If there’s one Wyoming football player that wants to play well against San Diego State Saturday it’s Gipson, who was part of a UW secondary burned by the Aztecs’ talented group of receivers last season. Fortunately for the Cowboys, DeMarco Sampson and Vincent Brown are in the NFL. For more on that story, see today’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang.