Cowboy Offense Shines More in Second Scrimmage
The offense stepped up its production in the Wyoming Cowboys second scrimmage of spring practice Saturday in Laramie.
The Pokes generated 417 total yards of offense on 75 plays in the 90 minute session that was closed to the public and media. UW ran for 222 yards and threw for 195 yards. They scored five touchdowns. That was compared to 225 total yards on 72 plays the week before in Cheyenne.
Head coach Craig Bohl thought the offense did some really good things according to a UW release.
“I think our offense is starting to have more of a presence, and certainly did a better job of staying on the field today and sustaining drives.”
Redshirt sophomore quarterback Josh Allen went 9-of-18 for 139 yards and two touchdowns passing. Both his TD tosses went to senior tight end Jacob Hollister, and both were 12-yards TD passes.
Redshirt freshman running back Milo Hall ran for 114 yards and two touchdowns, including a 61-yard TD run. Hall added a five-yard scoring run, as well.
The final score came from redshirt freshman running back Garrett Gardner on a 31-yard TD run on the final possession.
Defensively, Wyoming came up with five sacks and six pass break-ups, but they failed to force a turnover. Sophomore safeties Marcus Epps and Anthony Makransky led the way with seven tackles apiece. Sophomore defensive end Carl Granderson added five tackles and had one of the sacks. Sophomore safety Andrew Wingard also had five stops, which included a tackle for loss, and he added a pass break-up.
Bohl added from the release, “It was a pretty long scrimmage, and it was an intense atmosphere out there today. Guys are doing a good job competing.”
As for injuries, senior defensive end Trevor Meader sustained a knee injury in the scrimmage. It’s the same knee that forced him to miss the 2015 season. The extent of the injury isn’t known at this time.
In other injury news, senior nose tackle Chase Appleby didn’t participate after suffering an MCL sprain in his right knee last Thursday.
Junior Brian Hill, sophomore Kevin Prosser and sophomore James Price also didn’t participate. Hill has a strained hamstring, while Prosser, a defensive end, suffered a concussion last Tuesday, and is still going through the concussion protocol. Price is concentrating on academics according to Bohl.
The Cowboys will practice Tuesday and Thursday ahead of Saturday’s annual Spring Game. That is slate for 2 p.m. in War Memorial Stadium.