Not Living Up to the Expectations

UW vs Montana State Cowboys win 19-16 War Memorial Stadium Laramie, WY Sept. 4, 2021

by Keith Kelley–26 Oct ’21

Many were talking about potential Mountain West championships before the season started, when they brought up Wyoming Cowboy football. The expectations were that high, with a senior, veteran team. The Cowboys were one of the most experienced teams in the country, with a lot of excitement surrounding a re-engineered offense. All that excitement is gone, after the Pokes have lost three games in a row, and remain winless in the Mountain West. Head coach Craig Bohl says it’s perplexing to him that this team is underachieving so much.

“That’s one of the things I’m profoundly disappointed in,” said Bohl. “It would be easy for me to mask over this. We’re 4-3, with a senior, veteran football team, and I’d expect us to be further along than what we are. I can tell you what, I’m trying like a steer to figure out how to win a damn game around here. We’ll look at everything we can, but it’s perplexing to me, and I’m in hopes we get the ship righted this week.”

The Wyoming Cowboys will look to get their offense back on track this weekend, as they are on the road at San Jose State. That kickoff on Saturday is set for 2 pm mountain time.