Wyoming Cowboy sophomore defensive end Eddie Yarbrough was named the Mountain West Conference defensive player of the week, after his stellar performance against Idaho last Saturday. Yarbrough had nine tackles–3.5 for loss–and three sacks in the Pokes 42-10 win at home over the Vandals. Yarbrough also had a fumble recovery and a pass break up. He leads all Mountain West defensive lineman in tackles this year, averaging 11 per game, and he is fourth overall in the conference and 20th in the country. Yarbrough says it’s nice to seed the Cowboys come out and play as well as they have defensively, especially after last year’s struggles.
Other notes from Monday’s press conference: The Cowboys will be without cornerback Tyran Finley for the rest of the season. Finley underwent surgery to repair his right knee that was injured late in the opener against Nebraska. True freshman Tim Hayes started in place of Finley against Idaho. Also, wide receiver Jalen Claiborne has been suspended for one game for a violation of team standards. Junior Keenan Montgomery will start in his place against Northern Colorado.
Wyoming is back at home this weekend, when they host the Bears. Kickoff Saturday in Laramie is set for 2 pm.