Wyoming Football Goes Through Major Scrimmage Last Saturday

photo courtesy of Wyoming athletics department

by Keith Kelley–16 Aug ’22

The Wyoming Cowboy football team is winding down training camp this week, as they prepare for their opener, in less than two weeks, at Illinois. This past Saturday, the Pokes had a major scrimmage, spanning 99 plays, that will go a long way in determining the Cowboy depth chart for that opener.

There was some bad news from the scrimmage, as nickelback Buck Coors was lost for the year, according to head coach Craig Bohl, suffering a broken leg.

But, according to Wyoming wide receiver Gunner Gentry–who’s recovering from not one, but two knee surgeries from last year–he says there were a number of good things that came out of the scrimmage.

“Both sides of the ball did some really good things. I thought we made some good plays when we needed to. I thought that we kind of looked at it like a gameday, and came in with that attitude. I think there was a lot of fire out there, and everybody was out there making some good plays and really playing hard.” Gentry added, “So that’s something I really liked to see. No matter that it was just a scrimmage, we were still out there just giving it our all and just busting our butts to be better.”

As far as the quarterback position is concerned, head coach Craig Bohl says the battle is continuing. Utah State transfer Andrew Peasley continues to perform well in training camp.

“His completion percentage and his decisions have improved.” Bohl added, “I probably underestimated the transition on grasping a new offense. He’s still in a competitive situation, but I think he’s understanding. There’s such a world of difference between being in a fast-paced offense, where you’re clapping three times and you’re going, to where you’ve got terminology that’s about this long, and you’re in the huddle and you’re managing, and so he’s done well.”

The Cowboys are still going on with training camp. The season opens up August 27th at Illinois.

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