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Wyoming Looks For Improvement On Defense

The Wyoming Cowboys football team struggled last weekend against Oregon in most facets except one. The Cowboys ran for a surprising 155 yards against the Ducks, a week after having little success against Air Force. Head Coach Craig Bohl said that the coaching staff spent last week focusing on improving the running game and the team made it a priority in the offseason. Oregon featured a very athletic defense, so Bohl was especially pleased with the results.                 

"I was pleasantly surprised when we popped some runs out against Oregon and I really think we made significant progress in the running game and I hope that continues this week."

One thing he was not happy with was Wyoming's defense. He said this week that it's not acceptable to give up 48 points to anyone. But Bohl said that the benefit of losing the way they did to Oregon is that it shows the players that they need to play a certain way in order to be successful.

"That’s gonna sharpen us, that’s gonna make us better and we need to take a proactive approach and don’t get down on our players. Show our players where they can improve and with hopes that we will look better on defense this week."

Bohl said that his attempts to make Wyoming more of a physical offense is starting to pay off, but he says the Cowboys need to stop committing the costly turnovers that hurt them against Oregon. Wyoming hosts Florida Atlantic Saturday afternoon at 2pm in Laramie.

Bob Beck retired from Wyoming Public Media after serving as News Director of Wyoming Public Radio for 34 years. During his time as News Director WPR has won over 100 national, regional and state news awards.

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