Behind the numbers
LARAMIE — In this new series we will examine a few numbers that stand out from the game we just witnessed. That was a 17-7 victory over Colorado State Friday night at War Memorial Stadium.
Sometimes they won’t be fun ones. Other times, you will be downright giddy.
So, let’s get started.
For the fourth consecutive Season, Wyoming has claimed the Bronze Boot with a win over Border War rival Colorado State.
That's how many games in a row Xazavian Valladay has rushed for more than 100 yards. Friday night, the Pokes sophomore tailback went over 1,000 yards for the first time in his career.
That's how many times these two rivals have played each other in football.
That's how many wins the Cowboys have in this series, which is the longest continual west of the Mississippi River.
Wyoming claimed the Bronze Boot for the 28th time Friday and now lead the trophy series, 28-24.
That's how many Cowboy seniors played their final game Friday at frigid War Memorial Stadium.
Wyoming played six home games this season. They won all six. The Cowboys haven't lost in Laramie since Oct. 20, 2018. That was a 24-16 setback against Utah State.
That's how many touchdown rushes true freshman Levi Williams got tonight. The young signal caller from Texas scored the game winner midway through the third quarter.
That's the average yards per carry for the visiting Rams Friday night. CSU rushed the ball 30 times for just 48 yards.
That's how many rivalry games in a row that Colorado State has lost. Air Force and Wyoming have now topped the Rams in four straight seasons.
Wyoming now has this many wins this season. That should be enough to earn a postseason berth for the third time in four seasons.
That's how many fans braved the cold tonight in Laramie for this nationally televised game. Wyoming averaged 23,007 fans per game this season. That's the fifth most in school history.
That's how many times a Cowboy defender has taken down an opponent in the backfield this season. Wyoming finished with five tackles for loss Friday.
That's how many interceptions Logan Wilson now has in his Wyoming career. That's good enough for third in program history. Wilson picked off CSU quarterback Patrick O'Brien late in the fourth quarter to help seal this victory.
Logan Wilson is now fourth all-time in Mountain West Conference history. He passed New Mexico's Dakota Cox Friday night with eight tackles in the win.
Wyoming's senior kicker Cooper Rothe is now the program's all-time scoring leader, passing Sean Flemming with a 48-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.
That's how many game remain for the Cowboys in the regular season. Saturday at noon, Wyoming will take on rival Air Force in Colorado Springs. Wyoming has won the previous three against the Falcons. With a win, this group of UW seniors will be the first class in the program history to sweep CSU and Air Force.
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