Wyoming opens the football season at Nebraska

Aug 30, 2013

The Wyoming Cowboys have a tough task ahead of them Saturday.  Wyoming opens the College football season Saturday/today against 18th ranked Nebraska.  The Cornhuskers are led by Quarterback Taylor Martinez.  Wyoming Head Coach Dave Christensen says that slowing down Martinez is critical.

“You know he’s a great player and he can hurt you in a number of ways and the key is to try and contain him and try and keep him in the pocket.  When he breaks containment like any great Quarterback who has good feet and can throw…   it becomes dangerous.”

Last season the Cowboys struggled on defense and Christensen said he believes the unit is much improved.

“I think from an athletic standpoint we’ve got players in place that are more athletic than we were a year ago, I think our guys play with great energy, but the key and I told our defensive staff this morning is how do we leverage and how do we tackle?”

Christensen admits that the team will need to play a perfect game to win.  Kickoff is at five.  The game will be televised by the Big Ten Network.