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Fri September 6, 2013
Wyoming opens its home season against Idaho.
Wyoming hosts Idaho Saturday and hopes to build on last weekend’s near upset of Nebraska. Wyoming raised a lot of eyebrows across the country last weekend with its ability to move the ball against a normally stout Nebraska defense.
The key last week was Wyoming’s offensive line. The line was re-tooled at the end of last season and Head Coach Dave Christensen said this week that it has exceeded his expectations.
“I never was ever to coach an offensive line to play at the level that those guys played on Saturday. It was unbelievable line play, physical, and I thought going in it could be the best line we’ve ever had here and it isn’t even close.”
While Wyoming had success throwing the ball, it surprised many by rushing for over 200 yards against Nebraska and one of the keys to that effort was running back Shaun Wick. Wick ran for 101 yards and a touchdown and averaged an impressive 8 yards a carry.
“You know Shaun is an extremely hard worker, I mean he’s a really good football player, he’s faster, he’s bigger, every one of our running backs weighs in it at over 200 pounds now, more mature, and boy he finishes runs” said Christensen.
The Cowboys offense ranks ninth in the nation and first in the Mountain West Conference. Christensen is also looking for continued improvement from his defense and improved play from the kickoff and return teams. Kickoff is at two at War Memorial Stadium.