Cowboys riding high into the New Mexico Bowl

Dec 6, 2011

As the Wyoming Cowboys football team prepares to take on Temple at the New Mexico Bowl -- UW's second bowl appearance in three years -- Head Coach Dave Christensen says it is clear that the football program is better overall. 

Wyoming started a freshman quarterback along with a number of underclassmen this season. Despite their youth, the team finished 8-4 and third place in the conference.   

Christensen says when you look at the team as whole, the future is bright.

“I think it’s fairly sound.  We increased athletically in all areas, I think we have better depth than we’ve had since I’ve been here.  And I think we got a lot of experience for a lot of young kids.”

Today the Mountain West Conference named Christensen its Coach of the Year and Wyoming Quarterback Brett Smith its Freshman of the Year.