The Numbers Don’t Lie

Sept 10, 2022; Laramie, WY, USA; Wyoming Cowboys running back Joey Braasch (22) against the Northern Colorado Bears at War Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Babbitt-UW Media-Athletics

by Keith Kelley–13 Sep ’22

Wyoming head football coach Craig Bohl doesn’t have a vote in the top-25 coaches poll, but if he did, Bohl says there’s no doubt in his mind that he’d have Air Force as one of the top 25 teams in the country. The Falcons are coming off of a dominant win at home over Colorado. They are the top rushing team in the country, and it’s not particularly close. Bohl says that they feel good about the gameplan they’ll have in place, but knows how difficult the challenge will be against this Air Force team, especially on a short week.

“We try to do everything we can to replicate the look that you get. But many times it’s not until the second quarter that things start to distill and you calm down because of the speed of what they’re able to operate at,” said Bohl. “When you look at these numbers, numbers don’t lie. We’ve been grinding. Our defensive staff has been in there a lot. We feel good about our plan, and it’s going to come down to players executing it.”

Wyoming had two conference players of the week awards. Linebacker Shae Suiaunoa was the Mountain West defensive player of the week, after his eight tackle, one sack and one interception performance against Northern Colorado.

John Hoyland was named the MW special teams player of the week for the second week in a row. He booted four field goals and hit all three of his extra points against the Bears.

The Cowboys host Air Force Friday evening at 6 pm at War Memorial Stadium.

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