Aussie style worked well for Wood

Wyoming senior punter Ethan Wood works hard on his craft, and as football continues to evolve, so does the way punters kick the ball.

Wood used an Aussie style punt three times last week against UC Davis to pin the Aggies inside the 20-yard line.

Ethan Wood

Ethan Wood

What is Aussie style punting? I’ll let Wood tell you.

“I drop the ball with the nose down a little bit, and hit the nose of the ball with my toe in order to the get the ball to back-spin,” he said. “The hope is to when the ball hits the ground, it bounces straight up or backwards instead of going forward on a normal punt.”

Wood pinned UC Davis at its own 19, 3 and 17-yard lines.

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UW-UC Davis postgame thoughts

It was nice to see Wyoming do what it is supposed to do against many FCS foes — win convincingly.

The Cowboys 45-22 victory in front of 18,781 fans at Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium Saturday tied the most points scored in the Craig Bohl era. UW also scored 45 points at Fresno State in 2014.

Here is Bohl after the game:

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Wyoming vs. UC Davis live chat replay

Here’s the replay of my live chat from the University of Wyoming’s 45-22 victory over UC Davis on Saturday in from top 18,781 fans at Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium

UW improved to 2-1 overall, and got a season-high 207 rushing yards and two touchdowns from junior running back Brian Hill. Sophomore quarterback Josh Allen was 11 of 15 for 198 yards and three touchdowns.

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Wyoming vs. UC Davis football primer

Some notes and quotes for Saturday’s Wyoming football game vs. UC Davis. Kickoff is at 2 p.m. MT at Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.

— The game won’t be on conventional TV, but will be televised on WyoVision at UW’s athletics website — — and on the Mountain West Network online at and The game also can be viewed on Twitter at The official hashtag for the game is #WYOvs.UCD.


Ron Gould

Ron Gould

— One interesting aspect about the game is both teams run pro-style offenses. They may do it out of different formations, but in a day and age where spread offenses are the norm, this game should be somewhat of an old-school game. Said UC Davis coach Ron Gould: “The first two weeks all we’ve seen are spread teams. It will be good to get back to blue-collar football, but one thing about Wyoming what they do up front is very physical. The biggest thing for us we got to match thier intensity in how they play.”

— When asked if it is an advantage, disadvantage or a wash in terms of getting ready for an offense that is similar to the one he sees in practice every day, UC Davis senior linebacker Zach Jones said: “I dont think it makes that big of a difference. “They got guys acorss the board that are great at what they do, but nothing in particular stands out.”

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“Noodles” trying to make his mark with UW football

Wyoming sophomore Antonio Hull has started the Cowboys’ first two games at field cornerback. He has a team-high three pass break-ups, and also has six tackles. Hull

Antonio Hull

Antonio Hull

played in all 12 games last season as a true freshman, playing cornerback and on special teams. He finished with 33 tackles, and started the final eight games at field cornerback.

Hull’s nickname is “Noodles” and rarely do you hear his coaches or teammates call him by his real name. Hull said the nickname was given to him by his father when he was a kid, and is based off the “Noodles” character from the move “Once Upon a Time in America, a 1984 Italian-American film that had Robert De Niro and James Woods. It chronicles the lives of Jewish ghetto youths who rise to prominence in New York City’s world of organized crime.

“Noodles was a leader of a group, but he was young. My dad liked it and he started calling me that,” Hull said.

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Cowboys eager to move on following loss at Nebraska

Monday marked the start of a new week, and a time for Wyoming to learn, but put behind last Saturday’s 52-17 loss at Nebraska — a game where the Cornhuskers scored 28 fourth-quarter points thanks to four turnovers.

Third-year coach Craig Bohl said the team came out of Nebraska healthy, aside from a few bumps and bruises. No one is expected to miss Saturday’s home game with UC Davis as of now. There also were not changes to UW’s depth chart this week. Check it out for yourself.


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