When the Wyoming Cowboys football team plays Saturday, the Pokes will have a new starting quarterback. While Colby Kirkegaard has played in several games…it will be a new experience for him to be start the season as the number one quarterback.
Coaches say that Kirkegaard has played with a lot of poise during fall camp and they hope that continues. While he is excited about being the starter, Kirkegaard says he doesn’t feel any pressure, because it will be a team effort.
In college football, Wyoming bolted to a 21 point lead, but had to hold on Saturday to beat New Mexico 38 to 31.
The Cowboys jumped ahead 21-0, watched New Mexico tied it at 24 early in the fourth quarter, before Brett Smith scored on back to back touchdowns including a 48 yard run that put the game away. Smith was concerned that the offense stalled in the middle of the game, but he said once the Lobos tied it, it seemed to energize the team.
The Wyoming Cowboys football team beat Northern Colorado Saturday by the score of 35 to 7. But the Cowboys offense is disappointed that it has not been more consistent. After another slow first quarter, Wyoming scored 21 second quarter points to lead 21 to nothing.
But the offense only scored one more touchdown and failed to connect on several additional scoring opportunities.
Despite the win, Head Coach Dave Christensen complained for the second week in a row that the offense is not executing like it should. Quarterback Brett Smith says that he has similar concerns.