Cougars Pull Away From Cowboys For 31-14 Victory
The Wyoming Cowboys failed to hold on to a pair of early leads and lost at Washington State Saturday night, 31-14.
The Cowboys gave up 24 unanswered points from the second quarter on. A missed field goal, a pair of turnovers and a failed fourth down attempt deep in Cougar territory hurt UW's shot at their first win.
Luke Falk threw for 303 yards, two touchdowns and added a score on the ground, as Washington State rallied from 7-0 and 14-7 deficits in the first half.
Falk connected with Dom Williams from 35 yards out in the second quarter that tied it. The two hooked up on a 4-yard strike in the fourth that sealed the win.
Wyoming (0-3) scored on its opening drive, when Cameron Coffman connected with Tanner Gentry on a 45-yard touchdown pass for 7-0 lead. Coffman tossed a five-yard pass to Jake Maulhardt for a 14-7 edge.
Washington State (2-1) scored on three straight possessions and led 21-14 at the break. In the fourth, both Cowboy turnovers led to points. The results were the field goal and Falk's second t-d pass.
Brian Hill ran for 139 yards, while Coffman threw for 296 yards and the two scores. Gentry has seven grabs for 127 yards, while Maulhardt added ten catches for 113 yards. Andrew Wingard led the defense for a second straight game with 12 tackles.
Wyoming outgained the Cougars 409 yards to 378. They are 0-3 for the first time since 2012.
The Cowboys return home to open Mountain West play next Saturday against the New Mexico Lobos. The game is set to start at 1 p.m.