LIVE FILE: Hawaii Rainbow Warriors at Wyoming Cowboys
LARAMIE -- What's on the line today in Laramie?
A win would give the Cowboys (6-4, 3-3) a perfect 7-0 mark at home, their first unbeaten season inside War Memorial Stadium since 2019. That would also be Wyoming's seventh victory of the season, solidifying its postseason chances.
For the visiting Rainbow Warriors (4-7, 2-4), a shot at continuing a late march toward bowl eligibility is in play. A win today on the high plains would give Hawaii five on the season, including three in a row.
Wyoming will say goodbye to at least a dozen players today on senior day. Despite having a season of eligibility, middle linebacker Easton Gibbs will play his final game in Laramie. It's also believed Jordan Bertagnole will also be suiting up for the last time inside The War.
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* Spoke briefly to a Hawaii lineman in the fieldhouse, who said every trip the team goes on requires at least a five-and-a-half-hour flight. For a big guy, he said, it gets old. He also said the 'Bows flight to Vanderbilt for the opener took more than 11 hours. He added coming to Laramie via Highway 287 was a beautiful drive and even he's shocked to be in Wyoming, a place he never imagined visiting.
* Today marks the return of cornerback Cam Stone, who left in the NCAA Transfer Portal before last December's Arizona Bowl. The Texas native registered 35 tackles and picked off two passes for the Pokes last fall. In his first year in Honolulu, Stone has 17 tackles, five pass breakups and an interception.
* Wyoming players that are playing their final game today inside War Memorial Stadium: Frank Crum, Andrew Peasley, Wyatt Wieland, Cole Godbout, Easton Gibbs, Treyton Welch, Jordan Bertagnole, Jakorey Hawkins, Ryan Marquez, Clayton Stewart, Gunner Gentry, Ayir Asante, Alex Brown, Ralph Fawaz, Deron Harrell, Jeremy Hollingsworth, Colin O'Brien and Shae Suiaunoa
* Bohl did say earlier in the week others could leave despite not being announced on senior day. He left that decision up to them.
* Senior day surprises: Suiaunoa, Fawaz, Brown and O'Brien
* Linebacker Shae Suiaunoa also announced. Didn't see that one coming.
* Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl hugging each player as they come out of the locker room. Cool scene.
* Wide receiver Alex Brown also announced. Punter Ralph Fawaz, too. Both have a year remaining.
* Jordan Bertagnole, who does have one season of eligibility remaining, announced on senior day. He spent some time slapping hands with the fans around the locker room.
* Waylee with a 11-yard grab and the facemask. Pokes quickly at the Hawaii 49. Nice start
* *TOUCHDOWN* Peasley with a long ball to Ryan Marquez. Senior-to-senior connection there to put the Cowboys on the board from 44 yards out. Great start for the Pokes. Wyoming 7 Hawaii 0 14:00/ 1Q
* That was a 3-play, 75-yard drive that took 1 min off the clock. Couldn't ask for a better start than that.
* First receiving touchdown, longest career reception for Ryan Marquez
* DeVonne Harris with the near sack. This Wyoming defense has just 15 sacks all season. Hawaii has given up 35.
* Hawaii with a delay of game on 3rd and 2. Buck Coors brings the heat and hammers Schager on third. Here comes the punt team.
* *TOUCHDOWN* Who the hell is this team? Peasley hits John Michael Gyllenborg on an 89-yard touchdown pass. Great speed from the big tight end. Pokes are rolling. Wyoming 14 Hawaii 0 10:58/ 1Q
* That was the longest TD pass in Peasley and Gyllenborg's career. One play, 89 yards, 13 seconds.
* That Peasley to Gyllenborg hook up was the longest pass play since Tanner Gentry hauled in a 92-yarder from Cam Coffman against North Dakota in 2015.
* DeVonne Harris with a touchdown-saving tackle near the goal line. Hawaii's offense staying on the field on fourth
* Peasley is 3-3 for 144 yards and two touchdowns so far in this one. Pretty efficient.
* *TURNOVER ON DOWNS* Easton Gibbs with the stuff at the goal line. Wyoming will take over at its own 1. 99-yard touchdown pass upcoming. Book it. Wyoming 14 Hawaii 0 3:03/ 1Q
* What a strike from Peasley to Gentry. That's good for 17.
* *TOUCHDOWN* Harrison Waylee burns around the corner and dusts the Hawaii defender from 28 yards out. Man, that dude can scoot. Wyoming 21 Hawaii 0 9:57/ 2Q
* That was a 6-play, 69-yard drive that took 2:42 off the clock. Waylee doing Waylee things, hitting another gear for the 28-yard score.
* A 3rd-and-5 handoff goes absolutely nowhere. Bertagnole was Johnny on the spot. That's a loss of four. Here comes the Hawaii punt team
* Andrew Peasley is 8-9 for 236 yards and 3 TDs so far today. Wieland and Marquez, a pair of seniors, on the end of two of those scoring strikes.
* Tyce Westland with the pressure there. Schager getting up very slowly after that hit.
* *INTERCEPTION* Jakorey Hawkins picks off Schager and returns it to the Hawaii 39, where he was rudely hammered out of bounds. Wyoming 28 Hawaii 0 3:45/ 2Q
* Peasley fires another strike to Gyllenborg. Ball at the Hawaii 12. That's good for 27 yards
* *TOUCHDOWN* Asante takes a jet sweep around the corner and into the end zone from 6 yards out. (I know, I know ... I said burn that play). Pokes are absolutely dominating this game. Wyoming 35 Hawaii 0 2:35/ 2Q
* That was a 3-play, 39-yard drive that took 1:10 off the clock. Hawkins pick turns into six thanks to an Asante TD. Seniors doing big things today.
* Schager with a beautiful 58-yard pass to McBride there on 3rd and 10. Got behind the defense
* *INTERCEPTION* Tyrecus Davis wanted in on this party. The junior corner got it right between the numbers from Schager on what was supposed to be a back-shoulder throw. Wyoming ball at the 20. Wyoming 35 Hawaii 0 1:04/ 2Q
* By far the most impressive half of football this season is officially in the books. Peasley is 10-11 for 269 yards and three TDs. Hawkins and Davis both have an INT. Wyoming had a goal-line stand. Unbelievable.
* Welch had a 13-yard grab but was stripped fighting for more yardage. Hawaii will take over at the UW 25.
* Buck Coors injured on the tackle. He's reaching for his left hamstring. Not sure what happened? Kid has had a horrible injury history and is playing really well today in a starting role with 4 tackles, TFL and a QB hit.
* The linebackers -- Easton Gibbs and Shae Suiaunoa -- combine for a big sack allllll the way back to the 21. That's a 15-yard loss, knocking the 'Bows right out of the red zone.
* The visitors are finally on the board. Shipley with a 31-yard field goal. Another nice stand by this Poke D. Wyoming 35 Hawaii 3 8:37/ 3Q That was a 7-play, 12-yard drive that took 4:03 off the clock. A Welch fumble at his own 26 turns into just three points.
* That was Wyoming's second third-down snap of the day. They are 0-2. Here comes Stewart.
* Two three-and-outs in the third quarter for the Cowboys. Hawaii has controlled things over the last 15 minutes. A Cole DeMarzo sacks has the visitors looking at a 3rd and 14 from the 20
* Hawaii with the 19-yard touchdown. That was a nice grab and adjustment by Chuuky Hines over the freshman Ian Bell. 'Bows 2-point attempt fails. 13 plays, 71 yards, 6:16 TOP. Wyoming 35 Hawaii 9 0:59/ 3Q
* 18,233 in attendance today in Laramie. 162,144 for the season, a program best since 149,625 in 1990. It's been a great season for the Cowboys ... at home.
* Peasley with a 28-yard hook up with Asante. He's been really good on the deeper balls today.
* John Hoyland's struggled continue with a miss from 46 yards out. Not sure what's going on with the All-American, but he is really in a bad way. He's made just two of his last nine attempts. Wyoming 35 Hawaii 9 12:14/ 4Q
* Peasley just took a big lick on that third-down toss to Pelissier. We have to see Svoboda soon, right?
* *TOUCHDOWN* Evan Svoboda with the keeper around the edge from 18 yards out. Followed Sam Scott to the end zone. Wyoming 42 Hawaii 9 4:51/ 4Q
* “You can count on a Manhattan and a cigar tonight by the fire.” — Craig Bohl