Turning Point, Unsung Hero and What's Next for UW Football
Wyoming's road struggles and quarterback issues have been a hot topic this season. Find out why and how they're bouncing back.
The road woes for Wyoming's football team this fall have left many fans perplexed and frustrated. The Cowboys have struggled against tough opponents, with losses to teams like Texas, Air Force, Boise State, and UNLV, who have a combined 35-13 record this season, including a 20-3 record on their home turf. Second-half scoring has been a major issue, with low-scoring games in Colorado Springs, Boise, and Las Vegas. Quarterback play has also been a concern, with Andrew Peasley acknowledging that his performance hasn't been up to par.
However, Peasley's recent performance has been a bright spot for the team. After a dominating victory over Hawaii, Peasley's competitive nature and drive to win were evident. In a recent game against Nevada, Peasley's performance was exceptional, with 12 completions on 18 attempts through the air, totaling 165 yards and two touchdown passes. He also added 96 yards on the ground and two rushing touchdowns. His maturity and leadership have been instrumental in the team's recent success, with five touchdown passes, two rushing touchdowns, and no turnovers in the last two games.
The defensive end position has also seen standout performances, with players like Sabastian Harsh, Braden Siders, and DeVonne Harris making significant contributions. In a recent game, Westland, a 6-foot-5, 235-pound sophomore, made impactful tackles, including a tackle for loss on a crucial 4th-and-1 play. His performance has been noteworthy, with 17 tackles, 0.5 sacks, a forced fumble, and a recovery this season.
Wyoming's recent win over Nevada was a significant victory, with explosive plays and a strong defensive performance. The team will now await its postseason fate, with the possibility of traveling to various bowl destinations. The Mountain West has bowl ties in California and Hawaii, and other options are also being considered. As the season comes to a close, Wyoming's recent success has been a welcome turnaround after a six-game skid.