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 31-3 rout of Nevada Saturday afternoon 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 straight season the Wyoming Cowboys are bowl eligible. Last season they were left out in the cold in the bowl picture after going 6-6. Wyoming had to win its last four games in 2018 just to get to .500.
Craig Bohl's Cowboys have now won seven consecutive games inside the friendly confines of War Memorial Stadium. That's the most since 2015-16.
Xazavian Valladay finished Saturday with that many all-purpose yards. He rushed for a career best 206 yards on 26 carries and caught two passes for 74 yards, including a 53-yard touchdown on the Pokes first play from scrimmage.
That's the percent of passes Sean Chambers connected on in the first half before leaving the game with a knee injury. The redshirt freshman was 6-of-9 for 158 yards and two touchdown passes.
The Wyoming defense finished with that many tackles for loss against the Wolf Pack. The Pokes are tied with Auburn for 17th in the nation in that category. They now have 62 tackles for loss on the season.
Solomon Byrd, Mario Mora and Alijah Halliburton combined for this many sacks today, upping the Cowboys total to 26 on the season. Wyoming was tied with Oregon for 18th in the country in this category coming into Saturday.
Halliburton snagged his first career interception in the victory over the Wolf Pack. The senior safety spent the majority of his UW career behind Andrew Wingard and Marcus Epps, who are now both in the NFL.
When Chambers crashed over the goal line late in the first quarter, it was the 10th rushing touchdown of the season for the redshirt freshman quarterback.
That's how many yards the Cowboys recorded in their first four offensive plays Saturday afternoon against Nevada. Wyoming finished with 479 yards of total offense.
Logan Wilson just keeps climbing the tackling charts. With his team-leading eight stops against Nevada, the senior linebacker from Casper surpassed Buffalo product Chris Prosinski on the all-time list.
Cooper Rothe's second-quarter field goal put him into second place on the school's all-time scoring list, surpassing Cory Wedel. Rothe is also now tied for third in the NCAA with 54 made field goals.
That's how many yards the Cowboys averaged per pass completion against the Wolf Pack, by far their best day of the season in that category.
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