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Another week another win for the Pokes who are now 3-0 for the first time since 1996. Tough to choose the winners this weekend since they were so many players that stepped up. Here is who we ended up with up as our top honorees. Feel free to nominate your own in the comments.
Cowboy Joe: If you'd never heard of Blair Burns before this game then you certainly do now. The true freshmen finished with six tackles, two interceptions including a 65 yard return and a fumble recovery. He had played in the first two games but he really effected the outcome of this game. He's not even a starter so he only sees the field in nickel and dime coverage situations.
Honorable Mention: Special Forces did it again with two blocked kicks. The blocked field goal ended up being huge since the score was so close at the end. Then when Bowling Green scored with two seconds left and just needed the extra point to force overtime they did it again. Wyoming now has three blocked kicks this season, I wonder if coaches will try going for two now more often against the Pokes.
Cowboy Low: Prevent Defense. How do you erase a 14 point lead in less then five minutes? Give a team with a strong quarterback and plenty of weapons no pressure and fifteen yard cushion on his receivers. Wyoming gave up 156 yards on those last two drives and nearly lost the game as a result. Wyoming had done a nice job of managing the Bowling Green offense the second half up until that point.
Cowboy Foe: WR Kamar Jorden had over 1,100 receiving yards last year but had been quiet the first two games of this year. Against the Cowboys he had his way with Tashaun Gipson and finished with a game high nine catches for 101 yards and two touchdowns.
They weren't any video highlights available from the Wyoming perspective. However we can take a look at some highlights from the Bowling Green perspective.
Make sure you watch the end of the clip after the extra point is blocked. All the Wyoming players are jumping up and running towards the sidelines. Meanwhile the camera pans back and shows all the Bowling Green linemen just laying on the field looking like they just got hit by a train and have no idea what happened.