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What If Barry Sanders Was A Wyoming Cowboy?

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One of the best new features of NCAA 13 is the Heisman Challenge Mode. The game lets you pick from a group of 10 Heisman winners and then place them on ANY team. This is a way to totally mess with history and everything you remember about college football.

The group of Heisman winners includes:

and of course several others....

Wyoming has never had a Heisman Trophy winner. But if you could take any Heisman winner and put him in Brown and Gold, who would you pick?

I think I have the perfect Cowboy.

Barry Sanders is already a Cowboy, he just played for the wrong team. The 1988 Heisman Trophy winner ran for 2,553 yard and 37 yards that season. He led the Oklahoma State Cowboys to a #12 ranking and a berth in the Holiday versus the #15 Wyoming Cowboys.

This game ended up a rout with OK State winning 62-14 with Sanders providing the killer blow with 227 yards and five touchdowns. Wyoming only had 33 yards rushing in the entire game. Dabby Dawson was a 1,000 yard rusher for Wyoming that season but sprained his ankle in the first quarter.

Having Barry Sanders in Brown and Gold would have not only helped for that season and the bowl game. It also would be a huge key in recruiting and promoting Wyoming football for decades later. I would certainly think that Wyoming would be 2-0 in the Holiday Bowl as opposed to 0-2. The Pokes lost the previous year to Iowa 20-19.

Here is the 67 yard touchdown run from Sanders, it was his third of the day. It is both impressive and painful to watch at the same time.


So Barry Sanders was my pick. Do you agree or disagree? Post your thoughts and picks in the comments below.

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