Following the Compass, a preview

  My good friend is getting married on Saturday. I will be standing up in the wedding, which will be in Ohio. Ohio, notably, is not in Wyoming. This means that I will not be in Laramie, Wyoming for the game between Florida Atlantic and Wyoming, which is one of the Following the Compass games for 2014. Fortunately, I have been to Laramie and have experienced the game day atmosphere...
Via The Rhino and Compass
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Week three opponent Wyoming committed to becoming “Cowboy tough”

In week three of the 2014 football season the Ducks host Wyoming of the Mountain West Conference, a team undergoing an intriguing and dramatic transformation. After going 5-7 last season with a spread offense, athletic director Tom Burman fired coach Dave Christensen, who resurfaced as offensive coordinator at Utah. Kyle Whittingham demoted ex-Beaver, ex-Miami, ex-Wyoming head coach...
Via The Duck Stops Here
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers add yet another player

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had a very active offseason the past few months. First-year Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith has busily been reshaping the roster as he sees fit. Tampa was exceptionally busy in the free agency market this year, making more moves than any other NFL franchise. One position the Buccaners addressed this offseason was at quarterback. Despite Mike Glennon...
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Transactions: Wednesday 5/21

  Here’s a running list of transactions from Wednesday, May 21. NFL NFL suspended free agent WR Marlon Moore one game for either violating of the league’s personal conduct or substance-abuse policy. Buccaneers Buccaneers waived QB Brett Smith, P Jacob Schum & DT David Hunter on Wednesday. (NFLTR) Cardinals Cardinals signed fourth-round pick QB Logan Thomas to a four...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the Buccaneers must keep QB Brett Smith

As Americans, we love a reclamation story. The idea of someone beating the odds to achieve fortune and glory excites our soul. It gives us hope that if a person can beat the long odds in front of them to achieve the unachievable, then maybe – just maybe – we can too. No place is this feeling of underdog pride more evident than in the NFL. We celebrate the rags to riches stories...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Hoosier QB says he’ll play for Wyoming

Four months to the day his decision to transfer from Indiana became public knowledge, Cameron Coffman has found himself a new place to call home. In an Instagram posting — replete with photoshopped picture — the quarterback wrote he’s”[e]xcited to announce that I will be going to Wyoming” and continue his collegiate playing career. “Blessed to have another opportunity...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

New Wyoming coach Craig Bohl to emphasize recruiting Colorado players

As new University of Wyoming football coach Craig Bohl — fresh from winning three consecutive Football Championship Subdivision national championships at North Dakota State — conversed on the phone this week, he was on the recruiting trail in Missouri. But Bohl already had spent time checking in with Colorado high schools and prospects, and expects to make that one of his program...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Wyoming QB Smith among 3 leaving early for draft

Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith and Fresno State receiver Davante Adams are leaving college football early to enter the NFL draft. Utah tight end Jake Murphy also announced Friday that he is giving up his senior season to try to go pro. Smith threw for 3,375 yards and 29 touchdowns for the Cowboys this season. The university said in a press release that Smith informed athletic...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Wyoming beats Hawaii 59-56 in overtime

Stuart Williams kicked a 36-yard game-winning field goal and Brett Smith passed for a single-game school record seven touchdowns in leading Wyoming to a 59-56 overtime win against Hawaii on Saturday. Wyoming (5-6, 3-4 Mountain West) snapped a four-game losing streak and kept its chances for becoming bowl eligible alive for another week. Hawaii (0-11, 0-8) remains winless on the...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Wyoming loses to No. 17 Fresno State 48-10

In a showdown between high-scoring Mountain West Conference offenses, Wyoming found out it isn't in the same league as No. 17 Fresno State. The Cowboys gained only 82 yards in the second half and Fresno State scored 48 unanswered points for a 48-10 victory Saturday night. ''Our execution wasn't at the level we needed,'' Wyoming coach Dave Christensen said...
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November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Colorado St. beats Wyoming 52-22

Kapri Bibbs rushed for career-high 201 yards and three touchdowns, and Garrett Grayson passed for 219 yards and three scores as Colorado State beat Wyoming 52-22 Saturday. CSU (3-4, 1-1 Mountain West) ended a four-game losing streak to Wyoming (4-3, 2-1) and prevented the Cowboys from going 3-0 in conference play for the first time since 1998. The Rams defense held the nation&...
Via AP on Fox
October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Lowe's 3 TDs propel Texas St. past Wyoming 42-21

Robert Lowe ran for a career-high 138 yards and scored three times to lead Texas State past Wyoming 42-21 on Saturday night. Chris Nutall put the game away early in the fourth quarter with his second touchdown, a 5-yarder, putting Texas State (3-1) ahead 35-14 with 13:11 left. Wyoming (3-2) entered the game ranked eighth in the nation in total offense, averaging over 556 yards...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Smith leads Wyoming to 56-23 rout of Air Force

Brett Smith set the Wyoming school record for career touchdown passes and total yards in a game in the Cowboys' 56-23 pummeling of Air Force on Saturday night. Smith threw for 373 yards and four TDs and added 138 yards on the ground in leading the Cowboys (3-1, 1-0 Mountain West) to their highest scoring output ever against Air Force (1-3, 0-3) in a heated series that dates...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Wyoming cruises past Northern Colorado 35-7

Brett Smith passed for 264 yards and a touchdown, Shaun Wick rushed for two TDs and the Wyoming defense returned two interceptions for scores as the Cowboys beat Northern Colorado 35-7 in a game delayed nearly an hour by lightning Saturday. Smith completed 30 of 47 passes with one interception. Dominic Rufran caught nine passes for 87 yards, including a 6-yard TD. Wick ran 16 times...
Via AP on Fox
September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Southern Miss.-Nebraska Preview

Nebraska defensive coordinator John Papuchis is counting on seeing improvement from his group for Week 2. "We have nowhere to go but up,'' Papuchis said. "I assume that's going to be the case for us.'' The No. 22 Cornhuskers won their opener 37-34 over Wyoming last week. But it seemed like a hollow victory to players and coaches after they allowed...
Via Fox Sports
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Papuchis: Nebraska 'D' has 'nowhere to go but up'

Nebraska defensive coordinator John Papuchis is counting on seeing improvement from his group for Week 2. ''We have nowhere to go but up,'' Papuchis said. ''I assume that's going to be the case for us.'' The No. 18 Cornhuskers won their opener 37-34 over Wyoming on Saturday. But it seemed like a hollow victory to players and coaches after they...
Via Fox Sports
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 18 Nebraska holds off Wyoming 37-34 in opener

Nebraska piled up more than 500 yards of offense and won its nation-leading 28th straight opener. You wouldn't have known it from the atmosphere inside the 18th-ranked Cornhuskers' locker room minutes after their 37-34 victory over Wyoming on Saturday night. ''I feel like we lost the game,'' receiver Kenny Bell said. Up 16 points in the fourth quarter,...
Via Fox Sports
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Wyoming rallies but loses 37-34 to No. 18 Huskers

Wyoming coach Dave Christensen knew if his team was still in the game in the fourth quarter, it had a chance against 18th-ranked Nebraska., The four-touchdown-underdog Cowboys were in it all right. They just couldn't finish in a 37-34 loss Saturday night. Wyoming converted two Nebraska turnovers into touchdowns to cut a 16-point deficit to three with 1:32 left and had the ball...
Via Fox Sports
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 18 Nebraska's defense to face Wyoming spread

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini isn't looking for perfection in the opener against Wyoming. A win will do just fine. The No. 18 Cornhuskers are replacing six of seven starters on the defensive line and at linebacker, and Pelini plans to shuffle a lot of young players in and out on what will be a steamy Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. ''You're going to have your mistakes...
Via Fox Sports
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

QB Brett Smith is finding his happiness at Wyoming

Brett Smith admits he was devastated when his home-state Oregon Ducks showed no interest in recruiting him. Wyoming's junior quarterback clearly has gotten over it. Smith will begin his third year as the starter when the Cowboys open at No. 18 Nebraska on Saturday night. If he's as productive this season as he was in the past two, he'll be the school's all-time...
Via Fox Sports
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Wyoming-Nebraska Preview

Nebraska has won a nation-leading 27 straight openers, and the margin has been at least 10 points in 26 of them. Even if Saturday night's game against Wyoming turns out the same way - the No. 18 Cornhuskers are four-touchdown favorites - the coaching staff expects to have a much better idea how the pieces of its young defense fit together. Coach Bo Pelini said Monday the Cowboys...
Via Fox Sports
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Huskers' Pelini expecting Wyoming to test defense

(Eds: Adds details. Update planned after 4 p.m. CT Wyoming availability. With AP Photos.) By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer Nebraska has won a nation-leading 27 straight openers, and the margin has been at least 10 points in 26 of them. Even if Saturday night's game against Wyoming turns out the same way - the No. 18 Cornhuskers are four-touchdown favorites - the coaching...
Via Fox Sports
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Pre-Season Preview: Wyoming Cowboys

2012 Record: 4-8 (3-5 in MWC) Head Coach: Dave Christensen (22-28 at Wyoming, 13-18 in MWC) Last Bowl Game: 2011 New Mexico Bowl: lost to Temple 37-15 Stadium: War Memorial Stadium in Laramie, WY (capacity = 32,580) Home Field Advantage: ranked 41st out of 55 mid-major teams Schedule Glimpse: 2013 Schedule Link Out of Conference: 8/31 at Nebraska...
Via College Football Zealots
June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 TSHQ CFB Preseason Preview: Ten Teams on The Rise

Well that top 25 took about five-six weeks longer than I initially anticipated meaning I have to crank it up a bit in order to get through the rest of the offseason stuff I’ve done the last two years. Enjoyable? No, but neither is going to the doctors. Sometimes you just have to suck it up and do things you don’t want to in order to ensure you’re getting what you need done...
Via The Sports Headquarters
June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 99 Wyoming Cowboys season preview

No. 99 Wyoming Cowboys (4-8) Coach Dave Christensen (fifth season, 22-27 at Wyoming and overall)Returning Starters: 16, 7 offense, 7 defense, 2 special teamsRecruiting Rank: 108Strength of Schedule: 85 The Cowboys had a shaky start to 2012, losing three straight to open the season before edging out last place Idaho in overtime 40-37. The season's biggest headlines came after...
Via College Football Universe
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss
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