2008 Wyoming Cowboys football team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2008 Wyoming Cowboys football
Steamboat.svg
Conference Mountain West Conference
2008 record 4–8 (1-7 MWC)
Head coach Joe Glenn
Offensive coordinator Bob Cole
Defensive coordinator Mike Breske
Home stadium War Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 30,514)
Seasons
« 2007 2009 »
2008 Mountain West Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2 Utah   8 0         13 0  
#7 TCU   7 1         11 2  
#25 BYU   6 2         10 3  
Air Force   5 3         8 5  
Colorado State   4 4         7 6  
UNLV   2 6         5 7  
New Mexico   2 6         4 8  
Wyoming   1 7         4 8  
San Diego State   1 7         2 10  
† – Conference champion and BCS representative as top
000non-AQ school to meet automatic qualification criteria
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008 Wyoming Cowboys football team represented the University of Wyoming in the college football season of 2008–2009. The team's head coach was Joe Glenn, who was in his sixth year at Wyoming. They played their home games at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie, Wyoming and compete in the Mountain West Conference. They tried to improve upon a 5-7 record from the 2007 season. Head coach Joe Glenn was fired on November 23rd, 2008 after six seasons. Offensive coordinator Dave Christensen from the University of Missouri Tigers accepted the job on November 30.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 12:00 PM Ohio* War Memorial StadiumLaramie, WY The Mtn. W 21-20   20,430
September 6 1:30 PM Air Force War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY CBSCS L 23-3   23,168
September 13 1:00 PM North Dakota State* War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY W 16-13   19,156
September 20 1:00 PM at #14 BYU LaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT The Mtn. L 0-44   64,059
September 27 2:00 PM Bowling Green* War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY The Mtn. L 16-45   17,411
October 4 7:30 PM at New Mexico University StadiumAlbuquerque, NM The Mtn. L 0-24   28,752
October 11 12:00 PM #14 Utahdagger War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY The Mtn. L 7-40   17,123
October 25 4:00 PM at TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX The Mtn. L 7-54   30,103
November 1 12:00 PM San Diego State War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY The Mtn. W 35-10   11,779
November 8 11:00 AM at Tennessee* Neyland StadiumKnoxvile, TN PPV W 13-7   99,489
November 13 7:00 PM at UNLV Sam Boyd StadiumLas Vegas, NV CBSCS L 14-22   18,154
November 22 12:00 PM Colorado State War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY (Border War) The Mtn. L 20-31   18,569
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Mountain Time.
Schedule Source: 2008 Wyoming Cowboys football schedule

Game Summaries[edit]

Ohio[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio 7 10 0 3 20
Wyoming 7 7 0 7 21

In the opening game of the 2008 season, the Cowboys would down the Ohio Bobcats at home 21-20. In the first quarter, Ohio would score first on a 4-yard Theo Scott touchdown pass to Andrew Mooney, only to have to Cowboys answer with a 6-yard Devin Moore touchdown run to knot the game at 7-7 entering the second quarter. In the second, Wyoming would open the scoring with a 3-yard Dax Crum touchdown pass to J. Salyards and take a 14-7 lead. The Bobcats would answer with 10 consecutive points on a 100-yard Donte Harden kickoff return, and a 31-yard Barrett Way field goal in taking a 17-14 halftime lead. After a scoreless third, Ohio would extend its lead to 20-14 after converting a 34-yard Way field goal. The Cowboys would respond with what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown midway through the fourth on a 23-yard Crum touchdown pass to Donate Morgan to win by a final score of 21-20.[2]

Air Force[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Air Force 0 3 10 10 23
Wyoming 0 3 0 0 3

In the Mountain West opener, the Cowboys would surrender 20 unanswered, second half points in this 23-3 loss to the Falcons. After a scoreless first, the Cowboys would respond to an Air Force field goal with a 47-yard Jake Scott field goal late in the second to tie the game at 3-3 going into the half for their only points on the afternoon.[3]

North Dakota State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
North Dakota State 0 10 3 0 13
Wyoming 0 0 10 6 16

After falling behind in the third quarter by a score of 13-0 to the FCS Bison, the Cowboys would rally back with 16 unanswered points in taking a 16-13 victory at home. Midway through the third, the Cowboys would score their first points on a 2-yard Devin Moore touchdown run to close the gap to 13-7. Kicker Jake Scott would then provide the remainder of scoring on a pair of 28-yard field goals, and a third from 29-yards with only :04 seconds remaining in the contest to take the win.[4]

BYU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wyoming 0 0 0 0 0
BYU 7 20 14 3 44

With two defensive touchdowns and outgaining the Cowboys 364-273 yards in total offense, the 14th ranked BYU Cougars were dominant in this 44-0 shutout at Provo.[5]

Bowling Green[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bowling Green 7 17 14 7 45
Wyoming 0 10 0 6 16

[6]

New Mexico[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wyoming 0 0 0 0 0
New Mexico 14 7 0 3 24

[7]

Utah[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Utah 10 17 7 6 40
Wyoming 0 0 0 7 7

[8]

TCU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wyoming 0 7 0 0 7
TCU 7 17 14 16 54


San Diego State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
San Diego State 3 0 7 0 10
Wyoming 7 21 7 0 35


Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wyoming 7 6 0 0 13
Tennessee 0 0 7 0 7


UNLV[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wyoming 0 7 7 0 14
UNLV 3 6 0 13 22


Colorado State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Colorado State 0 10 7 14 31
Wyoming 7 7 6 0 20


Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Years
at WY*
Alma mater (Year)
Joe Glenn Head Coach 6 University of South Dakota (1971)
Bryan Applewhite Running Backs/Fullbacks 6 University of Northern Colorado (1998)
Mike Breske Assistant Head Coach
Defensive Coordinator/Secondary
6 South Dakota State University (1981)
Bob Cole Offensive Coordinator
Quarterbacks Coach
1 Widener University (1982)
Marty English Linebackers Coach 6 University of Northern Colorado (1986)
Chad Germer Offensive Line Coach 6 University of Montana (1993)
Casey Glenn Offensive Line Coach 2 Carroll College (2002)
Chris Knutsen Special Teams Coordinator
Outside Linebackers Coach
9 Valparaiso University (1977)
Jason Petrino Director of Football Operations 3 Carroll College (2002)
Lance Robinson Defensive Line Coach 6 University of Montana (1997)
Ron Wisniewski Wide Receivers Coach
Recruiting Coordinator
6 Rutgers University (1987)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christensen to Wyoming, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 30, 2008
  2. ^ "Ohio vs Wyoming (Aug 30, 2008)". University of Wyoming Sports Information. Retrieved September 23, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Wyoming vs Air Force (Sept 6, 2008)". University of Wyoming Sports Information. Retrieved September 23, 2008. 
  4. ^ "North Dakota State vs Wyoming (Sept 13, 2008)". University of Wyoming Sports Information. Archived from the original on September 19, 2008. Retrieved September 23, 2008. 
  5. ^ "Wyoming vs BYU (Sept 20, 2008)". University of Wyoming Sports Information. Retrieved September 23, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Bowling Green vs Wyoming (Sept 27, 2008)". University of Wyoming Sports Information. Archived from the original on October 1, 2008. Retrieved September 27, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Wyoming vs New Mexico (Oct 4, 2008)". University of Wyoming Sports Information. Retrieved October 6, 2008. 
  8. ^ "Utah vs Wyoming (Oct 11, 2008)". University of Wyoming Sports Information. Archived from the original on October 20, 2008. Retrieved October 14, 2008.