There is an actual real live football game coming next week. It is hard to believe that after all these months Wyoming will finally be back on the field in a game that will count for something. Scrimmages are over, time for Cowboy football to be back in our lives.
The Pokes first opponent is FCS Weber State who is based out of neighborly Ogden, UT. In order to get more info on the Wilcats we enlisted the help of Brett Hein one of the founders of The Upset Blog. They cover all the western leagues: Mountain West, PAC 12, WAC, WCC and Big Sky. Brett is a Weber State Alum who follows Weber State and the rest of the Big Sky very closely.
Big thanks to Brett for answering these questions and for predicting a Wyoming victory. He better be right on that one!
1. It has been two years since these two teams last played. How did the rest of 2009 and the 2010 season go?
2009 was painful. 2008 was a breakout year for Weber State. Cameron Higgins had thrown for 4,460 yards and 36 touchdowns as just a freshman, and Weber State advanced to the second round of the playoffs. Wyoming was the season-opener in 2009 to follow that up, and Weber State competed well but Higgins threw five interceptions. His career was never the same after that, it seems. (Not to be too dramatic, but it is true). The next week, Weber State absolutely blew a game in Fort Collins. Down 24-23 to the Rams, Weber drove 70 yards and ate up almost eight minutes of clock. On a 3rd down at CSU's nine-yard line, Weber ran one more play to eat the clock and Higgins fumbled the snap. They finished that year 7-4 and got blown out by William & Mary in the first round of the playoffs. 2010 was ho-hum. Did beat Montana at home, but still only went 5-3 in conference.
2. What are the expectations and projected record for the 2011 season?
3. Who should we look out for on offense and defense? Any weaknesses?
4. The defense gave up 442 yards a game last year. What type of scheme do the run and will they be any better?
5. Give us your score prediction for the game.