WYOMING ELITE FOOTBALL

Game Preview: Washington State vs Wyoming

By EFN Staff
Writer
Published: 09/17/2015

This matchup pits Wyoming and Washington State for the first time since 1990. The Cowboys are looking to avoid their first 0-3 start since 2012, while the Cougars are in search of their fourth win in the all-time series. 

Players to watch 

  • With his quarterback listed as questionable, Cowboys sophomore running back Brian Hill figures to be featured prominently in Wyoming’s offensive gameplan. Hill has rushed 31 times for 273 yards and a pair of touchdowns so far. Most of Hill’s yards came in a mammoth game last week against Eastern Michigan (21 carries, 242 yards). 
  • Cougars sophomore quarterback Luke Falk is off to a great start, completing 69.2 percent of his passes for 767 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions through two games. Falk threw for 478 yards and four touchdowns last week against Rutgers.

Key Stats

  • Wyoming won the most recent matchup in the series, 34-13 in 1990 in Pullman; Washington State has a 3-2 edge overall.
  • Cowboys wide receiver Tanner Gentry has a team-high 10 catches this season; that’s as many as his next two teammates on the leaderboard combined.
  • Hill’s efforts last week garnered him College Sports Madness Mountain West Player of the Week honors.
  • The Cowboys have already played 23 true and redshirt freshmen this season, the second-most in the country.
  • The Cougars bounced back from a tough loss to open the season against FCS foe Portland State with a 3-point win over Rutgers last week.
  • Gabe Marks leads the way for the Cougars with 20 catches for 222 yards and two touchdowns this season; last week was his first 100-yard game since Oct. 19, 2013.
  • The Cougars have not yet scored a rushing touchdown this season.

Injuries

  • Safety Marcus Epps (concussion) and quarterback Cameron Coffman (knee) are listed as questionable for Wyoming.