UNC Has the Pokes Full Attention

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by Keith Kelley–8 Sep ’22

The Wyoming Cowboys have had difficult games with FCS teams in the recent past. There was Montana State last season, Wofford a few years ago, and the loss to North Dakota before that. While they’ve been able to win most of those games, they haven’t been dominant. They’ll have another opportunity this weekend, when they host Northern Colorado. The Bears lost their opener to Houston Baptist, but UNC does have the ability to move the ball, particularly through the air. Wyoming weakside linebacker Shae Suiaunoa says they will not be taking Northern Colorado lightly.

“We’re not taking any game lightly. We’re going into the game like it’s a big game. We’re trying to go 1-0 every week,” said Suiaunoa. “So we’ve got to come this week just like we do every single week, ready to play and ready to destroy our defender. You’ve just got to come out ready, trust in the game plan and trust in the coaches, and just getting after it.”

Through his first two games, Suiaunoa has 13 tackles and a tackle for loss. That’s not bad for the first two starts of his career. He says there’s till plenty of stuff for him to work on, and plenty of room to improve.

“Whether it’s tackling or footwork, or just play call as well, but I think I’m coming along pretty well,” said Suiaunoa. “For me, I hope that every game I learn something from it, and I move on to the next week. That’s the plan for me, just try to learn from my mistakes and get better. For these last two weeks, I think I’ve been doing pretty well. Obviously I can do better, but that’s just going to come day by day.”

Wyoming hosts Northern Colorado Saturday afternoon. Kickoff at War Memorial Stadium is set for 2 pm.

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