Behind the numbers: Wyoming vs. Air Force
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., -- That one stings.
With a chance to move to the top of the Mountain West standings and likely crack the Top 25, Wyoming made too many costly mistakes in Saturday night's 34-27 loss at Air Force.
You can read about all of that, and plenty more, below:
That's now Wyoming's record after falling in Colorado Springs. Air Force moves to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in Mountain West play. The Falcons should be in the Top 25 after this one.
That's the number of rushing yards the Pokes finished with against Air Force. With Harrison Waylee sidelined with an injury, Andrew Peasley led the team on the ground with 48 yards on 13 attempts. Sam Scott added 43 yards and Jamari Ferrell rolled up 30. Wyoming averaged just 3.1 yards per carry.
That's the number of touchdowns Andrew Peasley threw against the Falcons, matching a career high. Wyoming's quarterback also rushed for another, bullying his way into the end zone from a yard out in the first possession of the night. Peasley finished the night 15-of-25 and threw for 212 yards.
That's the number of receivers Peasley connected with in the loss. Treyton Welch, Sam Scott and Wyatt Wieland all had three grabs.
That's the number of times Andrew Peasley was sacked in this one. Air Force also tacked on seven tackles for loss and two QB hits.
Wyoming actually won the time-of-possession game in this one despite the Falcons going on a 17-play, 75-yard drive out of the halftime locker room that chewed up 10:13.
That's how many rushing yards Air Force rolled up against the Cowboys, 26 more than their season average. Quarterback Zac Larrier led the way with 111 of those. Emmanuel Michel added 97 more.
That's the number of yards Larrier threw for while completing just 6-of-9 throws. The senior signal caller also threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to John Eldridge III.
That's the number of takeaways the Cowboys finished with. Both came in the fourth quarter. Emmanuel Michel coughed up the first one. DeVonne Harris recovered that and the visitors turned that into six points five plays later on a 7-yard touchdown catch by Treyton Welch. Back-up quarterback Jensen Jones was stripped by Easton Gibbs on the next drive.
That's the number of yards Own Burk scampered for on a fake punt in the second quarter. Air Force scored one play later to tie this one up at 14-14.
That's how many field goals All-American placekicker John Hoyland missed on Saturday night. The first one was from 45 yards out. The next, 52. Both went wide right, just like the one he missed in the fourth quarter of last week's win over Fresno State. Hoyland also had an extra point blocked in this one. That would've given the Cowboys a 28-27 lead late.
Trey Taylor, the man responsible for blocking that Hoyland extra point, and Alec Mock both finished with this many tackles in the win over Wyoming.
Easton Gibbs was the only Cowboy to reach double digits in the tackle department at the Academy. The senior linebacker also forced a fumble in the loss.
That's how many tackles for loss the Cowboys racked up Saturday night. That came courtesy of Sabastian Harsh and came on a third down. However, one fake punt later, Air Force was inside the Cowboys' red zone.
That's how many yards of total offense Wyoming amassed in the third quarter. That came on just five snaps. It was the lone drive of the quarter for the visitors.
That was Wyoming's third-down conversion rate through the first two quarters of this one. Air Force entered this game ranked 13th in the nation in getting off the field, allowing just 16 conversions on 55 attempts. The Cowboys didn't pick up a single third down in the second half, going 0-5.
That's the number of touchdowns Andrew Peasley accounted for in the first half. Wyoming's super senior signal caller scored on the ground from a yards out to cap the opening drive of the game. He heaved a 6-yard scoring strike to Wyatt Wieland on the next possession. Late in the second, Ayir Asante hauled in a 14-yard throw in the back of the end zone.
Wyoming scored on every one of its trips inside the Falcons' red zone in the first half. They finished the night 4-for-4.
That's the number of pass catchers for the Cowboys through the first 30 minutes Saturday night, led by Wieland, who had three grabs for 16 yards and a score.
That's the number of first-half drives for the visitors that eclipsed at least nine plays. Peasley and Co. went 75 yards on 12 plays on their final possession of the second quarter. That culminated in a 14-yard touchdown to Asante.
That's the number of flags on the Cowboys in the first half, three of which were accepted, including a pass interference call on Jakorey Hawkins that likely saved a late touchdown.
That's the number of "explosive plays" in the first half, meaning they accounted for 15 yards or more. The biggest of them all was a 27-yard strike from Peasley to wideout Ryan Marquez.on a 3rd-and-11.
That was the announced attendance inside Falcon Stadium Saturday night.