Pokes Excited for Bowl Game Opportunity

Written by on December 18, 2019

THE UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING COWBOYS ARE HARD AT WORK IN PREPARATION OF THE NOVA HOME LOANS BOWL THAT THEY WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN LATER THIS MONTH. THE COWBOYS FINISHED OUT THEIR REGULAR SEASON WITH A 7-5 OVERALL RECORD GOOD FOR 4TH PLACE IN THE MOUNTAIN DIVISION OF THE MOUNTAIN WEST AND EARNED THE BOWL INVITE. COACH BOHL ON BEING INVITED TO A BOWL GAME.

“OUR FOOTBALL TEAM IS REALLY EXCITED TO PLAY IN THE NOVA HOME LOAN ARIZONA BOWL. I MADE A STATEMENT EARLIER AND EVERY COLLEAGUE THAT I HAVE TALKED TO THAT HAS PARTICIPATED IN THIS CURRENT GAME HAS HAD GLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS AND EXPERIENCES. SO OUR FOOTBALL TEAM IS REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THAT.”

THIS YEAR WYOMING WILL BE MATCHED UP WITH WITH THE GEORGIA STATE PANTHERS OUT OF THE SUN BELT CONFERENCE. THE PANTHERS WENT 7-5 ON THE YEAR, 3RD PLACE IN THE SUN BELT. COACH BOHL GIVES HIS THOUGHTS ON THE GEORGIA STATE OFFENSE.

I THINK THEIR SKILL LEVEL’S CERTAINLY ON PAR WITH BOISE STATE. YOU KNOW THEIR WIDE RECEIVERS, RUNNING BACKS AND THINGS LIKE THAT. THEY DEPLOY THEIR GUYS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENTLY. YOU KNOW THEY’LL OPERATE WITH MORE OF A SPREAD LOOK BUT I THINK YOU CAN LOOK AT THE SKILL LEVEL AND YOU’VE GOT A REALLY EXPERIENCED QUARTERBACK. HE’S MADE REALLY GOOD DECISIONS. I THINK HE’S COMPLETING ABOUT 63 PERCENT OF HIS PASSES, HE STAYS ON THE FIELD A LOT, HE’S FAIRLY MOBILE.”

IN THE REGULAR SEASON FINALE FANS SAW LEVI WILLIAMS REPLACE TYLER VANDERWALL AT THE QUARTERBACK POSITION AND COACH BOHL TALKS ABOUT HOW BOTH THESE PLAYER COULD BE USED IN THEIR BOWL GAME LATER THIS MONTH.

“I THINK WE MAY EVALUATE THAT ALL THE WAY UP TO GAME-TIME BECAUSE BOTH GUYS HAVE BEEN PLAYING. SO WHETHER WE CHOOSE TO KEEP THAT SAME FORMULA WHERE BOTH GUYS CONTINUE TO PLAY OR WHERE ONE GUY’S GOING TO PLAY THE LION’S SHARE, I THINK SOME OF THAT’S GOING TO BE A REFLECTION ON HOW WE PROGRESS.”

TO SAY THAT THE POKES ARE HUNGRY FOR A WIN IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. AFTER A ROUGH LOSS TO AIR FORCE TO END THE REGULAR SEASON COACH BOHL TALKS ABOUT BALANCING HAVING FUN REMAINING FOCUSED ON THE TASK AT HAND.

WELL THAT COMES WITH A LOT OF EXPERIENCE BECAUSE IT NEEDS TO BE AN ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE, IT’S NOT A PENALTY TRIP. SOME OF IT STARTS WITH THE MENTALITY OF OUR FOOTBALL TEAM. IN THE CULTURE OF THE FOOTBALL TEAM OUR GUYS DESPERATELY WANT TO WIN. THEY WANT TO FINISH THE YEAR OFF ON A HIGH NOTE. OUR PLAYERS WERE FRUSTRATED ALONG WITH MYSELF LAST YEAR NOT BEING SELECTED. I THINK THAT THERE’S SOME ADDED FUEL TO THE FIRE THAT BY GOSH WE’RE GOING TO SEIZE THIS OPPORTUNITY.”

THE WYOMING COWBOYS WILL TRAVEL TO TUCSON ARIZONA FOR THE NOVA HOME LOANS BOWL DECEMBER 31ST TO TAKE ON GEORGIA STATE. YOU CAN HEAR ALL THE ACTION ON KODI AM 1400 AND 96.7 FM. PRE-GAME GETS UNDERWAY AT 1:30 WITH KICKOFF AT 2:30 IN THE AFTERNOON.


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