By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Wyoming Cowboys have a huge void to fill in the loss of quarterback Josh Allen, who was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the first-round of the NFL Draft. Yet, they defeated the New Mexico State Aggies, 29-7, at Aggie Memorial Stadium on Saturday night in Lcas Cruces, New Mexico.
“To go on the road against a good opponent, who won a Bowl game last season and earn a win it was a positive,” Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl said. “New Mexico State is a tough team and we answered the bell. We will learn a lot from the tape and get ready for another tough opponent in Washington State next weekend.”
The Cowboys are now 1-0 on the season. Since the 2015 season, they have routed loss-win, loss-win in he past four season-openers.
The Aggies are now 0-1 on the season. They have not won a season-opener since they defeated Cal Poly on August 28th, 2014 when they won 28-10.
Cowboys quarterback Tyler Vander Waal went 13 of 22 for 137 yards.
Nico Evans had 24 carries for 190 yards and two touchdowns. Jevon Bigelow had 13 carries for 63 yards and a touchdown.
“We have seen signs of improvement from Nico (Evans) since spring ball and conditioning,” Bohl said. “He had a great night and we were pleased with the yardage. It is good to have three running backs in the backfield.”
Austin Fort had two receptions for 51 yards. Tyree Mayfield had four receptions for 39 yards.
Aggies quarterack Matt Romero went 16 of 27 for 140 yards. He also had one touchdown.
Jason Huntley had nine carries for 22 yards.
Drew Dan had two receptions for 60 yards and touchdown. Huntley also had five receptions for 25 yards.
The Cowboys had two touchdowns in the second half. Evans had a 56 yard rushing touchdown. Bigelow also had a 23-yard rushing touchdown.
The Aggies had just one score, as Romero hit Dan for a 31-yard touchdown.
The first half belonged to the Cowboys. Evans scored a 24-yard rushing touchdown. Cooper Rothe also made two field goals.
The team also had a safety, as well.