September 15, 2023 |
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The Dallas News was worried this week about Texas coming into Austin tomorrow and pulling off a mind-blowing upset of the Longhorns.
Texas is 5-0 all-time against Wyoming, but the Cowboys are headed into the Lone Star state after beating Texas Tech to start the season. The Red Raiders defeated their cross-state rival Texas last year 37-34 in an overtime game.
Texas sportswriters were worried this week about an early-season letdown. At the top of their minds all week was last season’s loss to unranked Texas Tech. The nightmare has been playing out all week on the sports pages in Texas. The Dallas News, for instance, has been worried all week that a Wyoming team that has not been in the AP Top 25 in 25 years might pull off another shocking upset in Week 3.
There’s no doubt that Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl is in pursuit of a third consecutive bowl game appearance, a feat that is unprecedented in Cowboys football history. The Wyoming head coach sounded ready this week to take his team to the big stage and put them to the test.
A big question mark going into the game is the health quotient of quarterback, Andrew Peasley, who came out of the game last week after suffering an unspecified shoulder injury. He’s a go for starting tomorrow, but his health is a question mark.
Peasley’s pass efficiency rating has jumped from 105.9 in 2022 to 145.8 in 2023. His 111 rushing yards are three shy of the team lead.
The big worry for Wyoming will be Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers. The Texas quarterback will try to uncork the deep ball against a Cowboys defense that conceded touchdown passes of 33, 19, and 15 yards during its season opener against Texas Tech. Ewers had eight completions of 15-plus yards in the Week 2 road win over Alabama.
Wyoming middle linebacker Easton Gibbs is well aware of the weapons they’ll have to contain tomorrow night
Containing the firepower of the Texas passing game will be the big task for the Wyoming defense tomorrow night.
The word out of Laramie this week is that Harrison Waylee is ready to make his Cowboy debut tomorrow night. The 5-10, 200-pound running back from Northern Illinois, transferred to Laramie after finishing last season No. 43 in the country with 899 rushing yards on 165 carries and five touchdowns.
Your ringside seat is reserved here at Bigfoot 99. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. tomorrow night with the pre-game show hitting the airwaves at 4:30 p.m.
It’s shaping up to be a good one.