Rants & Raves: Texas Edition
AUSTIN, Texas -- The only rants through the first three quarters of Wyoming's 31-10 setback in Austin were coming from the 100,000-plus in attendance.
While the boo birds only came out once inside Darrell K. Royal Stadium -- and that was in response to the Brown-and-Gold clad northeast corner corner of the upper deck chanting "W-Y-O" -- the silence, at times, was deafening.
Those gritty Cowpunchers from Laramie didn't make this trip deep into the heart of Texas for a glorified scrimmage with the fourth-ranked team in the land. No, they landed the first haymaker of the night via a 62-yard touchdown run from Harrison Waylee and stayed in the fight, deflecting jabs -- and delivering a few of their own -- throughout the opening 45 minutes.
They did all that without starting quarterback Andrew Peasley and arguably the team's best cover corner, Kolbey Taylor, too.
That's when the bully finally quit messing around.
Here's what Wyoming fans from around the globe had to say on social media about the undermanned Pokes' valiant performance in the Lone Star State:
Vince Schaff (Facebook) So mad I could spit. I don't have a way to watch this game. Gonna have to be radio this week.
Darren Thompson (Facebook) Where is there radio streaming of the game, since I apparently cannot watch it? Wyoming Radio Network or some such but i can't find a link that works
Kelsey Lyn Ketelsen (Facebook) Holy crap!!! W-Y-O!!!!
Michael Brown (Facebook) Good start for the Boys let’s see some D and get it back quick before half.
Brad Morrison (Facebook) If Wyoming can hold Texas to 10 points at the half that would be HUGE!
Celyn Rogers (Facebook) Classic bohl throw a Hail Mary and try something!
Daisy Young Tucker (Facebook) Oh so proud of our Pokes. These guys have guts and heart! Keep it up boys.
Kresta MacKinnon (Facebook) Svoboda has played a really well managed game. Hats off to the kid on a huge stage!
Murray Hill (Facebook) You DO know that you don't have to run straight up the middle? Right?!?! I'm talking to you OC.
Teal Kirkhart (Facebook) hey...I'm proud of what this team did tonight no matter what happens these last 10 min
Daphne Lukens-Reed (Facebook) That escalated quickly. Come on boys!
Nick Shipp (Facebook) Don’t care about the score. This was a damn good game! We held them until the 4th and that alone should be a win in our book ! We won’t face anyone near as tough as the horns this year. It’s a good learning experience and makes the pokes more battle hardened. Heads high guys !
Katie Costner (Facebook) I gotta say last week I had concerns about backup QB, but honestly feel like he stepped up big time in this game, the pressure just got to him in this 4th quarter.
Mark Lane (Facebook) Poor offensive interference call at the end. Should have been a 14 point game but doesn’t really matter. POKE PROUD!!!
Kevin Gray (Facebook) 10-10 after 3 with #2 QB? I’m more than good. This team is going to be fine. Way to fight and GO POKES!!!
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