Austin Conway Becoming a Weapon for the Cowboys

Photo by Darrel Johnson

by Keith Kelley–13 Sep ’16

Wyoming wide receiver Austin Conway was the leading rusher for the Cowboys at Nebraska, rushing three times for 70 yards, with his longest run of 42 yards, setting up a touchdown that would get the Pokes to within a score of the Huskers.  His speed and overall athletic ability are a big reason why he’s being utilized in this way.  But Cowboy head coach Craig Bohl says that style of running can open up the Pokes bread and butter, and that’s power football.  “He’s added a dimension that we have not had.  His play-making ability, once he has the football, he’s shown the ability to make plays against the two teams we’ve played.”

Bohl added, “It’s my guess that he’ll be in position to make more big plays, and so we are constantly looking at ways of integrating him into our offense more.”

Conway says he’s just glad to be able to contribute to the team at this points, and adds he’s not interested in stats, it’s anything to help the program get wins. “If it has to do with me contributing more, then of course, I’d love to contribute more in the offense.  I mean, who would turn down more opportunities.

Conway said, “I feel like I can definitely help the team, as long as I’m being put in that position by my coaches.  They’ve down a great job of giving me opportunities, and I’ve done a great job of capitalizing on them.”

Wyoming is back at home this weekend, hosting UC-Davis Saturday afternoon at 2 pm in Laramie.