Cowboys Scrimmage Indoors for 80 Plays
The Wyoming Cowboys held their second major scrimmage of spring practice Saturday and went for 80 plays in the Indoor Practice Facility.
The offense took steps forward, while the defense wasn't able to produce similar numbers to last week's scrimmage.
Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl said,
"I think there were some real positives from our 80-play scrimmage. Our running backs are running exceptionally well right now, and there is a posse of them... Their success may sometimes be attributed to some challenges we have over on defense right now. But I think we're making progress there."
The Cowboys piled up 386 yards rushing on 46 carries. That's an average of 8.1 per carry. They ran for three scores and added two more through the air.
Redshirt freshman running back Nico Evans and sophomore Josh Tapscott both surpassed the century mark. Evans ran for 131 yards and a pair of t-d's, while Tapscott added 112 yards. The other touchdown run came from senior Shaun Wick.
According to coach Bohl, the success can be attributed to better play up front.
"I'm particularly pleased with the first team offensive line," said Bohl. "That group has come together well."
Wyoming's offense threw for 194 yards. Redshirt senior Cameron Coffman was 6-11 for 67 yards, but it was sophomore Josh Allen and redshirt freshman Nick Smith that tossed t-d passes.
Allen connected with junior Tanner Gentry on a 66 yard bomb for a score. Smith tossed a 3-yard scoring strike to redshirt freshman tight end Grant Lewis.
The Cowboys' defense did manage two sacks and a fumble recovery.
Junior Uso Olive and redshirt freshman Jonathan Kongbo came up with the sacks. Junior Lucas Wacha forced and recovered the only fumble of the scrimmage.
Wacha and walk-on freshman safety Marcus Epps led the charge with nine tackles apiece. Redshirt freshmen Chavez Pownell Jr. and C.J. Jennings added five stops each.
The Cowboys will continue with Spring Practice with four more sessions this week. They'll go Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Spring drills will conclude Saturday with the annual Spring Game at 2 p.m.
For more on the scrimmage that we didn't get to see, you can click here.