NCAAF Game Recap - Missouri at Wyoming
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

GATec
14
Clem
52
F
Duke
3
Ala
42
F
UGA
30
Vand
6
F
Hou
31
Okla
49
F
FlAtl
21
OHSt
45
F
GaSo
3
LSU
55
F
MidTN
21
Mich
40
F
ND
35
Lou
17
F
LaTec
14
Tex
45
F
Oreg
21
Aub
27
F
TxSt
7
TxAM
41
F
EWa
14
Wash
47
F
Utah
30
BYU
12
F
Idaho
7
PSU
79
F
FlaAM
0
UCF
62
F
Tuls
7
MSU
28
F
Wisc
49
SoFL
0
F
MiaOH
14
Iowa
38
F
NoIa
26
IASt
29
F(2OT)
Syr
24
Lib
0
F
NMSt
7
WaSt
58
F
SoAl
21
Neb
35
F
NW
7
Stan
17
F
Alb
21
C Mi
38
F
UCLA
14
Cin
24
F
RMor
10
Buff
38
F
Wagn
21
UConn
24
F
Mor
3
BGSU
46
F
C Ark
35
W Ky
28
F
GWebb
28
Char
49
F
AlaSt
19
UAB
24
F
FLInt
14
Tul
42
F
SDSU
21
Minn
28
F
NoCol
18
SJSU
35
F
Kent
7
AzSt
30
F
Rice
7
Army
14
F
UMass
21
Rut
48
F
UtSt
35
Wake
38
F
Purd
31
Nev
34
F
ColSt
31
Colo
52
F
OkSt
52
OreSt
36
F
Miss
10
Mem
15
F
MisSt
38
ULLaf
28
F
InSt
17
Kans
24
F
Akr
3
Ill
42
F
ECU
6
NCSt
34
F
How
0
MD
79
F
Toled
24
KY
38
F
Ind
34
Ball
24
F
Boise
36
FlaSt
31
F
JMU
13
WVU
20
F
URI
20
Ohio
41
F
Buck
12
Temp
56
F
HolyC
7
Navy
45
F
Colg
7
AF
48
F
GASt
38
Tenn
30
F
SCar
20
UNC
24
F
E Mi
30
CoCar
23
F
ETenn
7
App
42
F
MonSt
10
TxTch
45
F
PorSt
13
Ark
20
F
VaTec
28
BC
35
F
SamHu
31
NM
39
F
(N/A)
7
UTSA
35
F
Camp
14
Troy
43
F
UCDav
13
Cal
27
F
VMI
17
Marsh
56
F
IllSt
10
NIU
24
F
Monm
13
WestMI
48
F
AlcSt
10
SMiss
38
F
Nich
14
K St
49
F
SFA
17
Bayl
56
F
SMU
37
ArkSt
30
F
Norf
21
OD
24
F
Mizzu
31
Wyo
37
F
Abil
31
NorTx
51
F
UVA
30
Pitt
14
F
Gram
9
ULMon
31
F
HBU
34
UTEP
36
F
ArkPB
7
TCU
39
F
Web
0
SDSU
6
F
SoUt
23
UNLV
56
F
Fres
23
USC
31
F

Wyoming 37, Missouri 31

Aug 31, 2019, 7:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Missouri (0-1)

14

3

0

14

31

Wyoming (1-0)

0

27

7

3

37

Wyoming upsets Missouri 37-31 behind Chambers, Valladay
Sun Sep 1, 2019 12:56 AM

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) Boise State has long carried the banner for the Mountain West Conference in head-to-head battles against the mighty Power Five teams. On Saturday night, fellow Mountain West member Wyoming made a statement of its own, upsetting Missouri of the Southeastern Conference 37-31.

Quarterback Sean Chambers rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown, Xazavian Valladay had 118 yards rushing and a score to lead Wyoming (1-0).

Earlier Saturday, Boise State beat Florida State 36-31 in Tallahassee, Florida.

Chambers averaged 10 yards on each of his 12 rushing attempts. He also completed 6 of 16 passes for 92 yards for a Wyoming team that took advantage of three Missouri turnovers while giving up 537 yards to the Tigers.

"Anytime I see space, I just think to myself, I'm better than them," Chambers said. "No disrespect to those guys, but that's just my mentality. I gotta think it's gotta take more than one guy to bring me down."

Valladay averaged 7.9 yards on 15 carries as Wyoming ground out 297 yards on 42 carries as a team.

Missouri was led by Clemson transfer quarterback Kelly Bryant, who completed 31 of 48 passes for 423 yards and two touchdowns. However, Bryant threw a costly interception in the end zone and lost a fumble that was returned by Wyoming for another score. Missouri lost another fumble at Wyoming's 1-yard line.

"We were driving the ball down the field," Bryant said. "We just couldn't punch it in. We just kept shooting ourselves in the foot."

Missouri entered the game favored by more than two touchdowns. The game began that way with the Tigers scoring on their first two possessions - a 3-yard TD pass from Bryant to Jonathan Nance and a 2-yard scoring run by Larry Rountree III - and dominating the Cowboys in total offensive yardage, 144-28 in the first quarter.

But Wyoming reversed its fortunes in the second quarter, outscoring the Tigers 27-3 in a scoring spree that included a 30-yard fumble return by cornerback C.J. Coldon, a 61-yard scoring run by Valladay and a 75-yard TD run by Chambers. The runs by Chambers and Valladay were the longest of their young college careers.

The Cowboys extended their lead to 34-17 entering the fourth quarter on a 1-yard run by Trey Smith.

Missouri closed the Wyoming lead to 37-31 in the final period on a 1-yard TD run by Tyler Badie and a 53-yard TD pass from Bryant to Nance. But Missouri turned the ball over on downs at the Wyoming 24-yard line with 29 seconds left on an incomplete pass from Bryant to Johnathon Johnson.

Missouri had 32 more offensive plays than Wyoming, but the Cowboys had no turnovers in the game.

THE TAKEAWAY

Missouri: A major setback for the Tigers who were on the cusp of the Associated Press Top 25 poll entering the game.

"The challenge of looking in the mirror and realizing the reality of what took place, making corrections, quit talking about it and it starts with me," Missouri coach Barry Odom said.

Wyoming: A signature win under sixth year coach Craig Bohl and a major statement for the Mountain West Conference on the whole.

"We beat an SEC team, I think a good SEC team, and we didn't play our best football," Bohl said.

SEC IN LARAMIE

Missouri's visit to Laramie was only the second time in history that Wyoming hosted an SEC opponent. In 2004, Wyoming hosted Ole Miss and defeated the Rebels 37-32. The Cowboys played at Missouri last year and lost 40-13. Overall, Wyoming has a 4-10 record against SEC teams.

MISSOURI ROAD WOES

The Tigers have started the season on the road only 27 times in their history. The trip to Laramie was only the fifth overall for Missouri since 1980. The Tigers are 6-18-1 (26 games) in those road games.

UP NEXT

Missouri heads home for a nonconference showdown with West Virginia on Saturday.

Wyoming hits the road for a game next Saturday at Texas State.

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Passing

Mizzu Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
K. Bryant 48 31 64.6 2 423 53 1 97.8
Wyo Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
S. Chambers 16 6 37.5 0 92 26 0 57.3

Rushing

Mizzu Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
T. Badie 16 53 3.3 13 1
L. Rountree III 15 41 2.7 14 1
Wyo Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
S. Chambers 12 120 10.0 75 1
X. Valladay 15 118 7.9 61 1

Receiving

Mizzu Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
A. Okwuegbunam 3 72 24.0 32 0
J. Johnson 7 68 9.7 19 0
Wyo Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
R. Ismail Jr. 2 42 21.0 26 0
A. Conway 1 15 15.0 15 0

Fumbles

Mizzu F FL
J. Johnson 1 0
L. Rountree III 1 1

Returning

Mizzu KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
R. Floyd 0 - 0 0 2 25.0 0 43
Wyo KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
A. Conway 0 - 0 0 3 12.3 0 17

Punting

Mizzu Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. McCann 4 172 43.0 58
Wyo Punt Yds Avg LgPu
R. Galovich 6 263 43.8 64

Takeaways

Wyo Int Yds InTD
C. Maluia 1 0 0
C. Coldon 0 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Mizzu Wyo
Points For 31 37
Total Yards 537 389
Rushing Yards 114 297
Passing Yards 423 92
Passing Completions / Attempts 31/48 6/16
Turnovers 3 0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 3/2 0/0
First Downs 28 16
Penalties - Yards 5/31 5/30
Time Of Possession 10:10 50:50
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 7/17 4/12
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 2/3 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 4/43 6/44

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Mizzu Wyo
Mizzu 5:56 TD Jonathan Nance 3 yd pass from Kelly Bryant (Tucker McCann kick) 7 0
Mizzu 11:41 TD Larry Rountree III 2 yd run (Tucker McCann kick) 14 0
2nd Quarter Mizzu Wyo
Wyo 5:51 FG Cooper Rothe 19 yd FG 14 3
Wyo 7:06 TD C.J. Coldon 30 yd fumble return (Cooper Rothe kick) 14 10
Wyo 8:45 TD Xazavian Valladay 61 yd run (Cooper Rothe kick) 14 17
Mizzu 12:49 FG Tucker McCann 22 yd FG 17 17
Wyo 13:02 TD Sean Chambers 75 yd run (Cooper Rothe kick) 17 24
Wyo 15:00 FG Cooper Rothe 23 yd FG 17 27
3rd Quarter Mizzu Wyo
Wyo 10:39 TD Trey Smith 1 yd run (Cooper Rothe kick) 17 34
4th Quarter Mizzu Wyo
Mizzu 1:31 TD Tyler Badie 1 yd run (Tucker McCann kick) 24 34
Wyo 7:59 FG Cooper Rothe 20 yd FG 24 37
Mizzu 8:41 TD Jonathan Nance 53 yd pass from Kelly Bryant (Tucker McCann kick) 31 37

Game Information

Stadium: Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium, Laramie, Wyoming
Attendance: 26,037
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