Behind the numbers: UW vs. Kent State
BOISE, Idaho -- Wyoming had never scored 40 points before in a bowl game.
That all changed Tuesday.
That all changed because of Levi Williams.
The Cowboys' quarterback rushed for 200 yards and scored four touchdowns on the ground inside Albertsons Stadium, a new bowl record for a signal caller. He added 127 yards and a scoring toss, too, in Wyoming's 52-38 victory over Kent State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
The Texas native was named the game's Most Valuable Player.
"It's really awesome," Williams said with a smile. "It's about not quitting, knowing your role. I feel like I played my role pretty well. Like I said out there, this game was dedicated to Ayden (Eberhardt). I know he's watching. He's kind of having a tough time right now. My grandmother just passed, it's for her. I know they're watching over me today."
Let's check out some other stats from today's win in Boise:
Williams became the first QB in college football history with 200 rushing yards and rush for four touchdowns in a bowl game.
That's Williams' completion percentage against the Flashes. He connected on 9-of-11 passes.
That's how many touchdown catches Isaiah Neyor now has this season after hauling in a 42-yard pass late in the second quarter.
That's how many yards Xazavian Valladay rushed for Tuesday. The program's second leading rusher in history needed just 16 yards to reach 1,000 for the season. He did that early in this one.
That's the number of yards Wyoming ball carriers rolled up in the win over the Flashes.
That's the number of quarterback sacks UW finished with. Garrett Crall registered 1.5 and Isaac White and Cole Godbout accounted for one. Chad Muma was credited with half a sack. That was a season high.
John Hoyland drilled a career-long 44-yard field goal with 7:29 remaining in the game.
That is the most points a Wyoming team has ever scored in a bowl game.
That's the Cowboys all-time bowl record. Bohl's boys have now won three straight in postseason play.
That's how many first-half yards four Kent State ball carriers rolled up in the first half, led by Marquez Cooper, who had 99 on 15 carries. They finished with 319 on 50 carries.
That's how many first-half tackles Muma had in the first half. He finished with 13.
That's how many punts the Cowboys forced in the first half. Kent State did eventually punt on its first possession of the second half.
That's how many yards Neyor finished with on five receptions.
That's how many fans were in attendance inside Albertsons Stadium, a majority of which were clad in brown and gold.
That's the Cowboys record against the MAC this fall. Wyoming knocked off eventual league champion, Northern Illinois, 50-43 in Week 2 and the following Saturday routed Ball State 45-12 in Laramie.