* University of Wyoming press release

LARAMIE -- College football’s top kicking award, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award presented by the Orange Bowl, recognizes three of the top kickers each week from FBS division teams as the “Stars of the Week.” This week Wyoming kicker John Hoyland was named to the list.

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Hoyland tied a career-best with a 4-for-4 field goal performance in Wyoming’s 35-26 win over New Mexico.

"He's money," Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl said. "His op time is 1.19. I mean, the operation with the snap and the hold. I think he's hit every field goal this year. I know he's on the national map. It's gone from a guy who I didn't know his name against Nevada a couple years ago to loving him up now."


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The Cowboys won their Mountain West opener thanks in large part to the junior, who made a pair of 38-yard kicks to go with connections from 34 and 26 yards out. The Broomfield, Colo. native also made all three PAT attempts for a 15-point game.

The 2022 Groza semifinalist is now 8-for-8 on field goals this year and is the only FBS kicker still perfect while having multiple attempts from over 50 yards.

Hoyland now has 53 field goals in his career with the Cowboys and is fourth all-time in career field goals. He needs two more to pass Cory Wedel for third place. He is five away from passing Sean Fleming for second and seven from passing Cooper Rothe for the school record.

Here is all you need to know -- and the links -- for Saturday's tilt in Laramie:

WHO: Fresno State (5-0, 1-0) at Wyoming (4-1, 1-0)
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 7 at 6:00 p.m. MST
WEATHER: High of 69, low 32, sunny, winds at 11 mph
WHERE: War Memorial Stadium, Laramie, Wyo. (29,181 capacity)
TRAVEL: WyoRoad.info
RADIO: Cowboy Sports Network
TICKETS: Wyoming Ticket office
ROSTERS: Wyoming / Fresno State
HISTORY: Fresno State leads series 9-5
 Fresno State - 6.5, O/U: 44.5
HEAD COACHES: Craig Bohl / Jeff Tedford

University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players

During the summer of 2021, 7220Sports.com counted down the Top 50 football players in University of Wyoming history, presented by Premier Bone & Joint Centers, Worthy of Wyoming.

The rules are simple: What was the player's impact while in Laramie? That means NFL stats, draft status or any other accolade earned outside of UW is irrelevant when it comes to this list.

This isn't a one-man job. This task called for a panel of experts. Joining 7220's Cody Tucker are Robert GagliardiJared NewlandRyan Thorburn, and Kevin McKinney.

We all compiled our own list of 50 and let computer averages do the work. Think BCS -- only we hope this catalog is fairer.

Don't agree with a selection? Feel free to sound off on our Twitter: @7220sports - #Top50UWFB

Gallery Credit: 7220Sports.com

- University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players

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