Wyoming kicker lands second straight MW Player of the Week honor
* University of Wyoming press release
LARAMIE -- For the second consecutive week, Wyoming Cowboy place-kicker John Hoyland has been named the Mountain West Conference Special Teams Player of the Week.
The announcement was made by the Mountain West on Monday.
Hoyland was a perfect 4 of 4 in field goals in a 33-10 win over Northern Colorado last Saturday. His three first-half field goals from 23, 41 and 39 yards were critical to Wyoming’s win and staked the Cowboys to a 9-0 halftime lead.
His four field goals in Saturday’s win tied a career high for Hoyland. It was the third time in his career that he had made four field goals in a single game. The other times were vs. Tulsa in 2022 and at Nevada in 2020.
Hoyland added a perfect 3 for 3 in PATS against Northern Colorado last Saturday to score 15 of Wyoming’s 33 points.
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Midway through the fourth quarter with Wyoming holding a 16-10 lead, Hoyland kicked his fourth field goal from 35 yards out to extend the Cowboys lead to 19-10.
"I just try to keep everything the same," he said Saturday. "It’s all the same kick, even when I’m kicking 55 yards to a 20-yarder, it’s all the same kick and I try to just keep it down the middle."
A sophomore from Broomfield, Colo., where he played at Legacy High School, Hoyland earned Second Team All-Mountain West Conference honors in 2020, and he was named to the 2020 Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) Freshman All-America team.
Hoyland is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation in field goals made, averaging 3.33 field goals per game. He is also ranked No. 6 in the nation in scoring, averaging 12.3 points per game.
He has made 10 of 11 field goals he has attempted this season, including a career long 55-yard field goal. Hoyland is a perfect 7 of 7 in PATs on the season.