2019 Wyoming Cowboys football team

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2019 Wyoming Cowboys football
Wyoming Athletics logo.svg
ConferenceMountain West Conference
DivisionMountain
2019 record6–2 (3–1 MW)
Head coachCraig Bohl (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorBrent Vigen (6th season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorJake Dickert (1st season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumWar Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 29,181)
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 Mountain West football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Mountain Division
No. 22 Boise State   4 0         7 1  
Air Force   4 1         7 2  
Wyoming   3 1         6 2  
Utah State   3 1         4 3  
Colorado State   3 2         4 5  
New Mexico   0 5         2 7  
West Division
San Diego State   4 1         7 1  
Fresno State   2 2         4 4  
Nevada   2 3         5 4  
Hawaii   2 3         5 4  
San Jose State   1 4         4 5  
UNLV   0 5         2 7  
Championship: December 7, 2019
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
As of November 6, 2019; Rankings from College Football Playoff

The 2019 Wyoming Cowboys football team represents the University of Wyoming during the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Cowboys are led by sixth-year coach Craig Bohl and play their home games at War Memorial Stadium as a member of the Mountain Division of the Mountain West Conference.[1]

Previous season[edit]

The Cowboys finished the 2018 season 6–6, 4–4 in Mountain West play to finish in third place in the Mountain Division. Despite being bowl eligible, the Cowboys were not invited to a bowl game.

2019 recruiting class[edit]

The Cowboys announced an early signing class of 18 high school student athletes on December 19, 2018.[2] On January 28, 2019, the Cowboys added Levi Williams to their recruiting class.[3] The Cowboys completed their recruiting class by adding five more recruits on February 6.[4]

Preseason[edit]

Wyoming held their annual Brown and Gold Game on April 27. The Gold Team featured the No. 1 offense, while the Brown Team featured the No. 1 Defense. The Gold Team won, 14–9.[5]

Award watch lists[edit]

Listed in the order that they were released

Award Player Position Year
Chuck Bednarik Award[6] Logan Wilson LB SR
Butkus Award[7] Logan Wilson LB SR
Lou Groza Award[8] Cooper Rothe PK SR

Mountain West media days[edit]

Mountain West media days were held on July 23 and 24 at the Comsopolitan on the Las Vegas Strip.

Wyoming was picked to finish fourth in the Mountain Division in the Mountain West preseason poll.[9]

Media poll[edit]

Mountain Division
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Boise State 120 (15)
2 Utah State 108 (6)
3 Air Force 73
4 Wyoming 66
5 Colorado State 52
6 New Mexico 22

Preseason All-Mountain West[edit]

  • Special Teams Player of the Year: Cooper Rothe, Wyoming
All-Mountain West Specialists[10]
Position Player Class Team
PK Cooper Rothe Sr. Wyoming

Personnel[edit]

Coaching Staff[edit]

Name Position Seasons at
Wyoming
Alma mater Before Wyoming
Craig Bohl Head Coach 6 Nebraska (1982) North Dakota State – Head Coach (2013)
Brent Vigen Associate Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks 6 North Dakota State (1998) North Dakota State – Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach (2013)
Jake Dickert Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers 3 Wisconsin–Stevens Point (2007) South Dakota State – Co-Special Teams Coordinator / Safeties Coach (2016)
AJ Cooper Defensive Run Game Coordinator / Defensive Ends / Co-Special Teams Coordinator 6 North Dakota State (2006) North Dakota State – Defensive Ends Coach / Co-Special Teams Coordinator (2013)
Willie Mack Garza Safeties 1 Texas (1993) Dixie State – Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Backs Coach (2018)
Mike Grant Wide Receivers 4 Nebraska (1993) North Texas – Wide Receivers Coach / Receiving Coordinator (2014)
Gordie Haug Running Backs / Director of Player Personnel 6 Bemidji State (2009) North Dakota State – Running Backs Coach (2013)
Pete Kaligis Defensive Tackles / Nose Tackles 11 Washington (1994) Montana – Offensive Line Coach (2008)
Bart Miller Offensive Line 1 New Mexico (1997) Ohio – Offensive Line Coach (2018)
Shannon Moore Co-Special Teams Coordinator / Tight Ends / Fullbacks 1 Black Hills State (2000) East Carolina – Tight Ends Coach / Recruiting Coordinator (2018)
John Richardson Cornerbacks 6 North Dakota State (2010) North Dakota State – Cornerbacks Coach (2013)
Ben Iannacchione Director of Sports Performance / Head Football Strength and Conditioning 2 Boise State (2008) LSU – Associate Strength and Conditioning Coach (2017)

Roster[edit]

2019 Wyoming Cowboys Football

Quarterback

  • 12 Sean Chambers (C) InjuredRedshirt Freshman (6'3", 218)
  • 15 Levi Williams – Freshman (6'5", 208)
  • 18 Tyler Vander Waal – Redshirt Sophomore (6'4", 214)
  • 20 Ryan Marquez – Redshirt Freshman (6'1", 184)

Tailback

  •  6 Xazavian Valladay – Redshirt Sophomore (6'0", 196)
  •  7 Trey Smith InjuredGraduate (6'0", 218)
  • 21 Jeremy Hollingsworth – Freshman (5'9", 205)
  • 23 Alphonzo Andrews Jr. – Freshman (5'10", 185)
  • 27 Brett Brenton – Redshirt Freshman (5'10", 195)
  • 28 Austen Clemetson – Redshirt Freshman (5'9", 185)
  • 30 Dawaiian McNeely – Freshman (6'2", 206)
  • 36 Titus Swen InjuredFreshman (5'11", 190)

Fullback

  • 34 Jeff Burroughs – Redshirt Junior (6'1", 233)
  • 35 Skyler Miller – Redshirt Junior (5'11", 226)
  • 37 Tristan Dietz – Redshirt Freshman (5'11", 205)
  • 45 Jaylon Watson – Redshirt Senior (6'0", 241)

Wide Receiver

  •  3 Wyatt Wieland – Redshirt Freshman (6'1", 191)
  •  4 Devin Jennings – Freshman (6'2", 175)
  •  8 Dontae Crow – Redshirt Junior (5'9", 178)
  •  9 Alex Brown – Freshman (6'4", 190)
  • 13 John Okwoli – Senior (6'2", 210)
  • 16 Gunner Gentry – Sophomore (6'3", 208)
  • 17 Raghib Ismail Jr. – Senior (6'0", 170)
  • 19 Ayden Eberhardt – Redshirt Junior (6'2", 195)
  • 25 Austin Conway (C)Redshirt Senior (5'10", 183)
  • 26 Isaiah Neyor – Freshman (6'3", 195)
  • 39 Justyn Stindt – Redshirt Sophomore (6'2", 192)
  • 85 Maeson Gallegos – Redshirt Freshman (6'2", 165)
  • 87 Chance Hofer – Redshirt Freshman (6'0", 191)

Tight End

  • 32 Jahmari Moore – Redshirt Junior (6'2", 236)
  • 33 Josh Harshman (C)Redshirt Senior (6'3", 240)
  • 80 Parker Christensen – Freshman (6'2", 210)
  • 81 Treyton Welch – Freshman (6'3", 207)
  • 82 Jackson Marcotte – Redshirt Freshman (6'7", 250)
  • 83 Vance Brazile – Freshman (6'4", 225)
  • 84 Nate Weinman InjuredRedshirt Sophomore (6'7", 267)
 

Offensive Lineman

  • 50 Jack Lookabaugh – Freshman (6'5", 292)
  • 55 Gavin Rush InjuredRedshirt Junior (6'3", 300)
  • 57 Patrick Arnold – Redshirt Sophomore (6'3", 296)
  • 58 Latrell Bible – Freshman (6'4", 262)
  • 60 Marco Machado – Redshirt Freshman (6'4", 312)
  • 62 Rudy Stofer – Redshirt Sophomore (6'6", 297)
  • 63 Jason Davis – Redshirt Sophomore (6'3", 336)
  • 65 Zach Watts InjuredRedshirt Freshman (6'5", 285)
  • 66 Connor Schopp – Freshman (6'6", 250)
  • 68 Mason Schultz – Freshman (6'4", 245)
  • 69 Eric Abojei InjuredRedshirt Sophomore (6'5", 354)
  • 70 Tristen Lee – Redshirt Freshman (6'7", 240)
  • 71 Carlos Harrison – Freshman (6'4", 285)
  • 72 Wade Picray – Freshman (6'3", 235)
  • 73 Keegan Cryder – Redshirt Sophomore (6'4", 297)
  • 74 Blayne Baker – Redshirt Freshman (6'5", 305)
  • 75 Frank Crum – Redshirt Freshman (6'7", 300)
  • 77 Gavin Dunayski – Redshirt Sophomore (6'6", 261)
  • 78 Alonzo Velasquez InjuredJunior (6'6", 310)
  • 79 Logan Harris – Junior (6'3", 304)

Defensive Lineman

  • 29 Leevi Lafaele InjuredRedshirt Freshman (6'2", 224)
  • 41 Davon Wells-Ross – Redshirt Sophomore (6'5", 212)
  • 44 Victor Jones – Redshirt Sophomore (6'4", 256)
  • 49 Teagan Liufau – Redshirt Freshman (6'3", 232)
  • 51 Solomon Byrd – Redshirt Freshman (6'4", 243)
  • 52 Jack Boyer – Redshirt Freshman (6'4", 207)
  • 53 Josiah Hall (C)Redshirt Senior (6'1", 236)
  • 55 Claude Cole – Redshirt Freshman (6'4", 276)
  • 76 Justis Borton – Junior (6'2", 282)
  • 86 Javaree Jackson – Junior (6'5", 276)
  • 87 Akili Bonner – Freshman (6'4", 220)
  • 88 Garrett Crall – Junior (6'5", 242)
  • 91 Jaylen Pate – Freshman (6'3", 220)
  • 92 Alonzo Hall – Freshman (6'5", 230)
  • 93 DeVonne Harris – Freshman (6'4", 220)
  • 94 Cole Godbout – Redshirt Freshman (6'4", 262)
  • 96 Jordan Bertagnole – Freshman (6'4", 220)
  • 97 Mario Mora – Redshirt Freshman (6'3", 264)
  • 98 Ravontae Holt InjuredJunior (6'4", 272)
 

Linebackers

  • 18 Keyon Blankenbaker – Redshirt Sophomore (5'10", 175)
  • 25 Isaiah Abdullah – Freshman (6'3", 190)
  • 28 Easton Gibbs – Freshman (6'2", 200)
  • 30 Logan Wilson (C)Redshirt Senior (6'2", 250)
  • 34 Charles Hicks – Redshirt Freshman (6'3", 220)
  • 36 Brennan Kutterer – Redshirt Sophomore (6'1", 206)
  • 38 Ray Rabou – Redshirt Freshman (6'2", 210)
  • 43 Ben Wisdorf – Redshirt Senior (6'1", 221)
  • 46 Cassh Maluia – Senior (6'0", 248)
  • 48 Chad Muma – Sophomore (6'3", 220)
  • 54 Shae Suiaunoa – Freshman (6'3", 200)

Defensive Backs

  •  2 Cameron Murray – Redshirt Freshman (6'1", 170)
  •  3 Alijah Halliburton – Senior (6'2", 190)
  •  5 Esaias Gandy – Junior (6'1", 193)
  •  6 Jordan Murry – Freshman (5'10", 150)
  •  8 Rome Weber – Redshirt Freshman (5'11", 186)
  •  9 Tyler Hall – Senior (5'10", 190)
  • 12 Keonte Glinton – Freshman (6'0", 175)
  • 13 Jerome Cooper – Freshman (6'0", 165)
  • 14 Miles Williams – Sophomore (6'1", 199)
  • 19 Jack Thiele – Freshman (6'0", 180)
  • 20 Azizi Hearn – Sophomore (6'1", 193)
  • 21 C.J. Coldon InjuredRedshirt Sophomore (6'1", 183)
  • 22 Caleb Roberson – Freshman (5'7", 175)
  • 26 Braden Smith – Redshirt Junior (5'10", 184)
  • 27 Bryce Levinson – Redshirt Freshman (6'0", 190)
  • 33 Dalton Schroeder – Freshman (5'10", 180)
  • 40 Taylor Dodd – Redshirt Sophomore (6'2", 201)
  • 47 Blake Harrington – Redshirt Freshman (5'11", 180)

Placekicker

  • 40 Cooper Rothe – Senior (6'0", 192)
  • 42 Luke Glassrock – Freshman (5'10", 170)

Punter

  • 27 Tim Zaleski – Junior (6'5", 221)
  • 41 Ryan Galovich – Senior (5'11", 178)

Holder

  • 11 Nick Szpor – Senior (6'3", 205)

Long Snapper

  • 99 Jesse Hooper – Sophomore (5'11", 232)

Legend

  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Depth chart[edit]

As of November 4, 2019

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 315:30 p.m.Missouri*CBSSNW 37–3126,037
September 75:00 p.m.at Texas State*ESPN+W 23–1420,003
September 143:00 p.m.Idaho*
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, WY
ESPN3W 21–1628,814
September 211:30 p.m.at Tulsa*CBSSNL 21–2416,246
September 286:00 p.m.UNLV
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, WY
ESPNUW 53–1723,029
October 128:30 p.m.at San Diego StateCBSSNL 22–2628,758
October 191:00 p.m.New Mexicodagger
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, WY
ATTSNRMW 23–1022,884
October 2612:00 p.m.Nevada
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, WY
ATTSNRMW 31–316,126
November 98:15 p.m.at No. 21 Boise StateESPN
November 162:00 p.m.at Utah StateESPNU
November 227:30 p.m.Colorado State
ESPN2
November 3012:00 pmat Air ForceStadium on Facebook
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time

Source:[11]

Game summaries[edit]

Missouri[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 14 3 0 14 31
Cowboys 0 27 7 3 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 Sep. 8, 2018 L, 13–40
  • Passing leaders: Sean Chambers (WYO): 6–16, 92 YDS; Kelly Bryant (MIZ): 31–48, 423 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT
  • Rushing leaders: Sean Chambers (WYO): 12 CAR, 120 YDS, 1 TD; Tyler Badie (MIZ): 16 CAR, 53 YDS, 1 TD
  • Receiving leaders: Raghib Ismail Jr. (WYO): 2 REC, 42 YDS; Albert Okwuegbunam (MIZ): 3 REC, 72 YDS

at Texas State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 10 10 3 23
Bobcats 7 7 0 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 Sep. 30, 2017 W, 45–10
  • Passing leaders: Sean Chambers (WYO): 8–18, 103 YDS, 1 INT; Gresch Jensen (TXST): 33–54, 394 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT
  • Rushing leaders: Trey Smith (WYO): 16 CAR, 54 YDS; Caleb Twyford (TXST): 10 CAR, 60 YDS, 1 TD
  • Receiving leaders: Gunner Gentry (WYO): 1 REC, 44 YDS; Hutch White (TXST): 10 REC, 96 YDS

Idaho[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 3 7 3 3 16
Cowboys 0 14 0 7 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–1 Sep. 7, 2013 W, 42–10
  • Passing leaders: Sean Chambers (WYO): 4–12, 50 YDS; Mason Petrino (IDAHO): 15–33, 184 YDS
  • Rushing leaders: Trey Smith (WYO): 17 CAR, 152 YDS, 2 TD; Roshaun Johnson (IDAHO): 15 CAR, 69 YDS, 1 TD
  • Receiving leaders: Jackson Marcotte (WYO): 1 REC, 23 YDS; Jeff Cotton (IDAHO): 6 REC, 91 YDS

at Tulsa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 7 0 0 14 21
Golden Hurricane 0 14 3 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–2 Nov. 21, 1998 L, 0–35
  • Passing leaders: Sean Chambers (WYO): 9–25, 193 YDS, 1 TD; Zach Smith (TLSA): 25–50, 354 YDS, 2 TD
  • Rushing leaders: Sean Chambers (WYO): 11 CAR, 83 YDS, 2 TD; Shamari Brooks (TLSA): 17 CAR, 67 YDS, 1 TD
  • Receiving leaders: Ayden Eberhardt (WYO): 1 REC, 53 YDS, 1 TD; Keenan Johnson (TLSA): 7 REC, 95 YDS

UNLV[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rebels 10 0 0 7 17
Cowboys 7 26 0 20 53
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–11 Nov. 12, 2016 L, 66–69 3OT
  • Passing leaders: Sean Chambers (WYO): 5–12, 124 YDS, 2 TD; Kenyon Oblad (UNLV): 16–31, 176 YDS, 2 INT
  • Rushing leaders: Titus Swen (WYO): 14 CAR, 136 YDS, 1 TD; Darran Williams (UNLV): 11 CAR, 30 YDS
  • Receiving leaders: Josh Harshman (WYO): 1 REC, 56 YDS, 1 TD; Giovanni Fauolo Sr. (UNLV): 4 REC, 83 YDS, 1 TD

at San Diego State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 14 0 8 22
Aztecs 3 3 13 7 26
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–18 Dec. 3, 2016 L, 24–27
  • Passing leaders: Sean Chambers (WYO): 5–14, 109 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT; Ryan Agnew (SDSU): 21–32, 209 YDS, 2 TD
  • Rushing leaders: Xazavian Valladay (WYO): 16 CAR, 73 YDS; Juwan Washington (SDSU): 23 CAR, 84 YDS, 1 TD
  • Receiving leaders: Gunner Gentry (WYO): 1 REC, 45 YDS; Jesse Matthews (SDSU): 6 REC, 73 YDS

New Mexico[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Lobos 0 0 0 10 10
Cowboys 7 0 6 10 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
37–34 Nov. 24, 2018 W, 31–3
  • Passing leaders: Sean Chambers (WYO): 9–15, 86 YDS, 1 TD; Sheriron Jones (UNM): 9–17, 143 YDS
  • Rushing leaders: Xazavian Valladay (WYO): 33 Car, 127 YDS, 1 TD; Ahmari Davis (UNM): 14 CAR, 86 YDS
  • Receiving leaders: John Okwoli (WYO): 3 REC, 33 YDS; Jordan Kress (UNM): 4 REC, 94 YDS

Nevada[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wolf Pack 3 0 0 0 3
Cowboys 14 10 7 0 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–3 Oct. 22, 2016 W, 42–34
  • Passing leaders: Sean Chambers (WYO): 6–9, 158 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT; Carson Strong (NEV): 26–40, 247 YDS, 1 INT
  • Rushing leaders: Xazavian Valladay (WYO): 26 CAR, 206 YDS; Devonte Lee (NEV): 3 CAR, 38 YDS
  • Receiving leaders: Raghib Ismail Jr. (WYO): 4 REC, 93 YDS, 1 TD; Romeo Doubs (NEV): 5 REC, 98 YDS

at Boise State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0
No. 21 Broncos 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–12 Sep. 29, 2018 L, 14–34

at Utah State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0
Aggies 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
39–26–4 Oct. 20, 2018 L, 16–24

Colorado State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0
Cowboys 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
47–59–4 Oct. 26, 2018 W, 34–21

at Air Force[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0
Falcons 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
26–28–3 Nov. 17, 2018 W, 35–27

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