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Mon November 21, 2011
The Wyoming Cowboys are excited to be bowl eligible
The Wyoming Cowboys football team has reached a goal, but the head coach says there is more to do. With Saturday’s 31-10 win over New Mexico, the Cowboys became eligible for a post season bowl game with a 7-3 record. It’s a goal that few thought was possible with Wyoming starting a freshman quarterback and several other young players. But Head Coach Dave Christensen said Saturday that he always believed.
“I think I made the point when I came here two years ago that my expectation was to go to a bowl game every year. So we are in our 2nd one in three years, so my hats off to our staff, our players have bought in. When you get a program to that position then you have a chance to have some success and play in the postseason and that’s always going to be the goal in this program, it was the objective when I took over and it’s huge.
Senior linebacker Brian Hendricks has seen plenty of ups and downs at Wyoming. He said this development caps off his Senior year.
“It’s just an honor to be part of this team, with the character we have, a bunch of seniors that have led the whole way man, through off-season, through workouts, you name it. You know the season’s not done, but where we are at right now it’s nice to know we are going to go bowling.
But Christensen and Hendricks both say that the Cowboys have not accomplished anything until the season ends. Wyoming has a huge test this weekend as it travels to face 7th ranked Boise State on Saturday.