Wyoming Cowboys Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

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Wyoming Cowboys Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

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Wyoming Cowboys Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

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Wyoming Cowboys: Key To The 2022 Offense

Just hit the throws that are there to be completed. 

The offensive style doesn’t stop – the idea is to run the ball, control the tempo, and let the defense take over. Of course, when the ground game is working like it’s supposed to, the offense blows up.

No one’s asking for the Wyoming quarterback to be Bryce Young, but as long as the passing game is making the throws to keep things moving – along with an occasional deep ball – it’ll be doing its job.

The Cowboy quarterbacks only hit 55% of their passes, but the big plays were there late in the season. Levi Williams – now at Utah State – was on, and now the offense has to keep pushing past the 60% mark on a regular basis.

With that said, the 55% of last year was Aaron Rodgers compared to Wyoming passing games of the past few seasons. More on this in a moment.

Wyoming Cowboys: Key To The 2022 Defense

Do more to get into the backfield.

Of course, this all ties into the problem of third down stops – there weren’t enough of them.

The Cowboys only generated 24 sacks on the season – 10 of them came against the two MAC teams they played, Ball State and Kent State – and they were 112th in the nation in tackles for loss.

The 2020 defense came up with 7.7 tackles for loss per game, and no Wyoming D has been under five per outing since 2015. Last year’s defense generated 4.39 a game.

Wyoming Cowboys: Key Player To The 2022 Season

LB Shae Suiaunoa, Jr.
And throw in Michigan State transfer Cole DeMarzo.

It’s not just that Chad Muma made a ton of tackles as the all-star leader of the defense – he made 264 stops with 5.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss in his final three seasons – it was that he had the talent to do all of that. There’s a reason the Jacksonville Jaguars took him with the 70th overall pick.

The 6-3, 232-pound Suiaunoa only made four tackles and has mostly been a special teamer so far, but now he and DeMarzo have to become major factors.

Wyoming Cowboys: Key Transfer

QB Andrew Peasley, Jr.
Here’s how weird the Wyoming quarterback situation has been over the last several years – Josh Allen wasn’t even that great in the system.

Obviously the talent was all there, and he ran well, but he only hit 56% of his passes with 21 interceptions in his two main seasons.

Peasley connected on 54% of his throws in his time at Utah State, but he never had the full-time gig. As long as he’s able to keep things moving, limits his turnovers, and can hit the occasional deep ball, the offense will be okay.

Wyoming Key Game To The 2022 Season

Air Force, Sept. 17
It would seem like Air Force is the perfect team for Wyoming to face. Mostly about the run, likes to keep the tempo even, low scoring games …

But Air Force has won the last two games in the series, ending Wyoming’s 4-0 start and kicking off a four-game losing streak last year, and winning the 2019 regular season finale.

But both of those were in Colorado Springs. This time it’s in Laramie. With winnable games against San Jose State, at New Mexico, Utah State – that’s at home – and at Hawaii, there’s a shot to go on a big Mountain West run before a rough November finishing kick.

Wyoming Cowboys: 2021 Fun Stats

– Total Yards: Wyoming 4,867 – Opponents 4,815
– Wyoming 1st Quarter Scoring: 52 – 2nd Quarter Scoring: 113
– Punt Return Average: Opponents 9.1 yards – Wyoming 3.8 yards

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