For the third time this season, the Wyoming Cowboy football team had to go through a lightning delay. This time the delay last nearly 3 1/2 hours and in the end, the Pokes couldn’t get over the hump in a 42-21 loss at Texas State Saturday night. The game was tied at seven when both teams went back to the locker room. When play resumed, at around 9:30 mountain time, the Pokes would score on their second possession and take a 14-7 lead, when Brandon Miller rumbled into the endzone. But that would be it for the Cowboys.
Wyoming would be outscored 35-7 the rest of the way, and drop their second game of the season. The Cowboys defense could not stop the run, as the Bobcats rushed for 256 yards, and had over 450 yards of total offense, behind true freshman Tyler Jones, who was making his first ever collegiate start. While Texas State was running up and down the field, the Cowboys could not get their ground game established, rushing for just 64 yards, led by Brandon Miller’s 72 yards and two touchdowns. Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith was sacked three times in the loss. Through the air, Smith finished with 292 yards passing, going 25-48 with a touchdown and an interception.
Senior safety Marqueston Huff had 11 tackles on the night and an interception.
Wyoming falls to 3-2 on the season, as they head into their first bye week of the season. Their next game is October 12th at home against New Mexico.