Cowboys Look to Keep Momentum Going [VIDEO]
In search of their first back-to-back wins this season, the Wyoming Cowboys host the San Jose State Spartans in Mountain West play Saturday in Laramie.
Wyoming (3-6, 1-4) snapped a four-game skid with last week’s Border War win.
San Jose State (1-7, 1-3) comes to the Gem City fresh off their first win of the season last week at home, 50-37, over UNLV. It was their first victory since beating the Cowboys in San Jose last year, 20-17, last Nov. 25, 2017.
The Spartans have won three in a row in the series. That includes last 2013, 2014, and 2017. San Jose State won their last time in Laramie four years ago, 27-20. Saturday marks the 11th meeting in the series, with the Cowboys ahead 6-4.
The two teams have three common opponents in Washington State, Hawai’i, and Colorado State. Wyoming has a 1-2 mark against those three, while the Spartans are winless against the same three.
San Jose State has an edge in offensive yards per game with 332.3 per game compared to 301.6 for the Pokes. Defensively, UW holds teams to 352.4 yards per game, while the Spartans allow 460.5 yards and 37.6 points per game.
The Cowboys offense is guided by freshman Sean Chambers, who has run for 201 yards and one touchdown, plus thrown for 178 yards and two scores. Senior Nico Evans continues to lead the MW in rushing and rank fifth in the country with 979 yards. He has 6 TD’s on the ground. His average of 139.9 yards per game is third-best in the nation.
Defensively, Wyoming held the Rams to 20 yards rushing last week. Sophomore Ravontae Holt had a key fumble recovery, plus three total tackles, including one-half tackle for loss, and a quarterback hurry last week. He spoke with KOWB’s David Settle about his performance, taking the spot in the lineup for suspended junior Youhanna Ghaifan, plus his preparation, the D-Line room, and a little background from the California native.
San Jose State’s offense is led by quarterback Josh Love. He’s thrown for 1,580 yards with 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions. His top target is tight end Josh Oliver, who has 44 receptions for 514 yards and three TDs. Tyler Nevens leads the ground attack with 71.6 yards per game and four scores. Defensively, linebackers Jamal Scott and Ethan Aguayo lead the Spartans in tackles with 64 and 64, respectively.
Wyoming faces San Jose State at War Memorial Stadium. Kick-off is scheduled for noon. KOWB (AM 1290) will carry the game live with coverage starting at 9 a.m. You can also listen online and on the KOWB app. The game is televised on AT&T SportsNet.