Cowboys Football

Bob Beck

The Wyoming Cowboys football season fell apart last year. The Cowboys finished with five wins and seven losses, but lost five of their last six games. After the season ended the Cowboys also lost their Coach, and watched their starting quarterback AND his backup leave the team. New Coach Craig Bohl had a lot of success coaching at North Dakota State where he won three National Championships in a division below Wyoming. The question is whether he and his coaching staff can turn things around...

University of Wyoming football coach Craig Bohl has been a winner at a number of places. While an assistant Coach at Nebraska the Cornhuskers won two national championships and his last three teams at North Dakota State won the last three Football Championship Subdivision titles. He is taking over a Wyoming team that has struggled with consistency in recent years, especially on a defense. Bohl is friendly, but businesslike. Unlike most football coaches he wears a jacket and a tie to work. He...

Wyoming’s new football Coach says it is bittersweet leaving North Dakota State after eleven years, but Craig Bohl is excited about bringing winning football back to the Cowboy state. Bohl’s teams have won consecutive championships in the division below Wyoming, but he is convinced he will be successful at the Division one level. Bohl says his teams are good on offense, but are known for their defense. “We really need to establish the defense and that’s not easy to do, but I feel really...

A new report suggests that University of Wyoming Athletics can excel with a few big changes. UW President Bob Sternberg wants to improve UW athletics, and his office funded the $35,000 College Sports Associates study. It suggested that UW athletics be a consideration in the University’s long term planning process, and that academic polices be changed to make it easier for student athletes to transfer credits. It also pointed to the need for additional revenue to address high travel costs,...

In College football, the Wyoming Cowboys return to action Saturday to host New Mexico. The Cowboys will be facing a team known for running the ball nearly 80 percent of the time.

Wyoming Coach Dave Christensen says that the Lobos offense is difficult to stop.

You know they are the leading rushing offense in the country right now which nerves me up a little bit. They have a lot of variety, they show a lot of different formations, and they execute at a high level. You...

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette / Associated Press

Wyoming Quarterback Brett Smith has been named the Mountain West Conference Offensive player of the week. Smith set Wyoming’s single game yardage record and broke some other school records as the Cowboys crushed Air Force Saturday 56 to 23.

Head Coach Dave Christensen says he was happy with Smith’s performance. “I thought did Brett did a fantastic job of going out and executing our offense. You know he was spot on Saturday night… And I think Brett would be the first to tell you that...

Senior free safety, Marqueston Huff, wants to be a team leader for the Wyoming football team this year. As a defensive back, he has made 122 tackles, deflected ten passes and taken four interceptions. Not to mention scoring two touchdowns for the Cowboys. Huff has also weathered all of the Cowboys’ ups and downs since 2010. The team has won each Border War rivalry game against Colorado State since he arrived in Laramie, but he’s also suffered through a bowl game loss and two losing seasons....

Wyoming Cowboys saddle up for 2013 season

The University of Wyoming football team has entered its second week of practices.


One focus this fall is on improving the defense. The Cowboys logged a conference low 14 sacks last season and tied the University of Nevada for a conference low six interceptions. The defense also gave up several big plays during Sunday’s scrimmage.


Defensive coordinator, Chris Tormey, says the unit needs to improve on its...