Freshmen Quarterback Brett Smith certainly knows how to make a big entrance. He completed his first 16 passes en-route to a monster day. He started off hot and stay that way the entire time.
In the end Smith finished up 24/28 for 323 yards and three touchdowns. He looked poised and confident as he led the offense on five straight scoring drives. He is the most veteran QB on the team since enrolled early and took part in spring drills. No one expected this big of a performance from any of the quarterbacks.
As far as how Adam Pittser and Colby Kirkegaard performed it was a mixed bag. Pittser was 9 of 21 for 76 yards, one touchdown and one interception. His touchdown to Sam Stratton was a bullet and impressed OC Gregg Brandon. The #1 defense terrorized Pittser and he was sacked several times. Colby was solid with his passing and went 19 of 25 for 97 yards. Both should improve over the next week as they become more familiar with offense and the blitzing patterns of the defense.
The Wyoming offense overall was fantastic compared to what we last saw summer where it took several scrimmages to get on track. The running back trio of Kody Sutton, Alvester Alexander all impressed on the field. Sutton led the team with 75 yards and had a 40 yard scamper. Alexander scored once and Miller doubled that. Ghaali Muhammad is expected to be for the next scrimmage on Friday.
Plenty of receivers had great production out there today. Robert Herron had seven catches for 83 yards, Spencer Bruce had 5 catches for 60 yards and a touchdown. Mazi Ogbonna had four catches for 100 yards including a 76 yard TD catch. Bruce did a nice job starting at TE while filling in for the injured TJ Smith. He brings a bring increase size and stature to the receivers. We will do a separate posting detailing the defensive highlights later on tonight..