Eagles Fly Past Cowboys, 48-29 [VIDEO]
A big day on the ground for the Wyoming Cowboys wasn't enough, as they lost to the Eastern Michigan Eagles 48-29 Saturday at War Memorial Stadium.
Wyoming (0-2) ran for 430 yards, but it was the Eagles that rattled off 38 straight points in the first half and held off a rally by the Pokes.
Shaq Vann ran for two touchdowns. Brogan Roback threw for a pair of scores, including one to Darius Jackson, who also had a t-d run in the first half and Eastern Michigan added a Dylan Mulder 39-yard field goal, as the Eagles scored on six straight possessions.
After a Shaun Wick 1-yard scoring run cut it to 38-14 at half, the Cowboys got a big 65-yard touchdown run from Brian Hill. UW converted a two-point run and trimmed the margin to 38-22.
Three plays later the Eagles answered with a 64-yard Roback to Eddie Daugherty scoring pass, and the Cowboys weren't able to recover.
Hill had his second 200-yard rushing day of his young career. He finished with 242 yards and a pair of t-d's.
The game was tied at 7-7 with Wyoming driving. Starting Q-B Josh Allen ran for 24-yards, but injured his shoulder on the play. The Cowboys passing game was ineffective after that.
Eastern Michigan (1-1) finished with 506 total yards. Roback was 17-of-24 for 330 yards and three scores. The Eagles added 176 on the ground and came up with the game's only turnover.
The Cowboys have lost five straight home games for the first time since the 2001-2002 seasons, when they dropped six straight.
Wyoming goes on the road for the first time this season next Saturday at Washington State. Kick-off is at 6:30 p.m., Mountain Time.