LARAMIE -- We all have the Wyoming-Fresno State going down to the wire.

Only Mat Murdock thinks the No. 24 Bulldogs will escape Laramie with a victory. I'd say ignore that, but as you'll see, he's the only one of us to go a perfect 12-0 last week.

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Every week I get asked my thoughts on the upcoming game on various radio shows. This one is tricky.

The Cowboys are 4-1 overall but haven't put together a complete game yet. That's actually good news if you think about it. One week it's the special teams pulling the weight. Others, it's the veteran-laden defense.



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It was Andrew Peasley and Co. rolling up a season-best 433 yards of total offense in last week's 35-26 win over New Mexico inside War Memorial Stadium. Wyoming's senior signal caller tossed one touchdown pass and rushed for another. Harrison Waylee eclipsed the 100-yard mark on the ground for the third straight week. The junior transfer from Northern Illinois gashed the Lobos to the tune of 191 yards on the ground and scored on an improbable 46-yard run, shucking defenders and blowing down the sideline.

Who will be the hero this week?

How about John Hoyland?

The Cowboys' junior kicker is a perfect 8-for-8 this season. He was most recently named to the Lou Groza Stars of the Week list. The Mountain West would probably be safe to just name the Special Teams Player of the Week award after him, too. The only thing that's not on Hoyland's résumé -- a game-winning kick at the buzzer.

Let's try that this week, huh?

That's my prediction. Do not take it to the bank.


Here's this week's matchups and betting odds:

Fresno State (-6) at Wyoming

CSU (-3) at Utah State

San Jose State (+9.5) at Boise State

Oklahoma (+5) vs. Texas (in Dallas)

Notre Dame (-6.5) at Louisville

Alabama (-1) at Texas A&M

Washington State (+3) at UCLA

Texas Tech (-1.5) at Baylor

Kansas State (-11) at Oklahoma State

Nebraska (+3.5) at Illinois

Michigan (-18.5) at Minnesota

Oregon State (-9.5) at Cal


Here are last week's results:
Mat: 12-0
DJ: 11-1
Doug: 10-2
Cody: 10-2
Jared: 10-2
Jen: 9-3
Keener Fry: 9-3
Jack Tennant: 8-4


Here are our year-to-date records:
Doug: 52-10
DJ: 52-10
Cody: 49-11
Mat: 49-11
Jared: 48-12
Jen: 47-13
Here's our best bet this week and a big thanks to UW Heritage Center Archivist John Waggener and Steve Weakland (former UW and Fresno State Athletics employee) for joining us this week.
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Jen Kost graphic

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University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players

During the summer of 2021, counted down the Top 50 football players in University of Wyoming history, presented by Premier Bone & Joint Centers, Worthy of Wyoming.

The rules are simple: What was the player's impact while in Laramie? That means NFL stats, draft status or any other accolade earned outside of UW is irrelevant when it comes to this list.

This isn't a one-man job. This task called for a panel of experts. Joining 7220's Cody Tucker are Robert GagliardiJared NewlandRyan Thorburn, and Kevin McKinney.

We all compiled our own list of 50 and let computer averages do the work. Think BCS -- only we hope this catalog is fairer.

Don't agree with a selection? Feel free to sound off on our Twitter: @7220sports - #Top50UWFB

Gallery Credit:

- University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players