NCAAF Game Recap - Wyoming at Boise State
Sat Nov 9, 2019 10:15 PM EST

LSU
46
Ala
41
F
MD
14
OHSt
73
F
Clem
55
NCSt
10
F
PSU
26
Minn
31
F
Mizzu
0
UGA
27
F
IASt
41
Okla
42
F
Vand
0
Fla
56
F
Bayl
29
TCU
23
F(2OT)
ND
38
Duke
7
F
Iowa
22
Wisc
24
F
UConn
3
Cin
48
F
K St
24
Tex
27
F
Wyo
17
Boise
20
F OT
Wake
17
VaTec
36
F
ECU
51
SMU
59
F
Nev
17
SDSU
13
F
Kent
33
Toled
35
F
Ball
31
WestMI
35
F
MiaOH
24
Ohio
21
F
ULLaf
48
CoCar
7
F
Temp
17
SoFL
7
F
UCF
31
Tuls
34
F
Wash
19
OreSt
7
F
Purd
24
NW
22
F
W Ky
45
Ark
19
F
TxTch
38
WVU
17
F
FlaSt
38
BC
31
F
UMass
7
Army
63
F
GATec
28
UVA
33
F
UTSA
24
OD
23
F
SoAl
28
TxSt
30
F
Char
28
UTEP
21
F
Stan
13
Colo
16
F
GaSo
28
Troy
49
F
USC
31
AzSt
26
F
UAB
2
SMiss
37
F
Ill
37
MSU
34
F
Lou
27
MiaFL
52
F
NMSt
3
Miss
41
F
NorTx
17
LaTec
52
F
GASt
31
ULMon
45
F
FLInt
7
FlAtl
37
F
UtSt
37
Fres
35
F
WaSt
20
Cal
33
F
App
20
SCar
15
F
Lib
24
BYU
31
F
Tenn
17
KY
13
F
SJSU
40
Hawaii
42
F

Nov 9, 2019, 10:15 PM EST

Final (OT)

1

2

3

4

OT

T

Wyoming (6-3)

0

10

7

0

0

17

(21) Boise State (8-1)

7

0

3

7

3

20

Sachse's field goal in OT leads No. 21 Broncos past Wyoming
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:29 AM

BOISE, Idaho (AP) With Boise State clinging to a three-point lead in overtime against Wyoming, Broncos linebacker Riley Whimpey had a chance to seal the game with an interception in the end zone.

But, he dropped the ball.

Two plays later on third down, Whimpey blitzed and stuffed Wyoming running back Xazavian Valladay in the backfield, forcing a 37-yard field goal attempt that fell short - a game-ending miss.

It was that kind of night for the No. 21 Broncos, who rallied and escaped with a 20-17 overtime victory over the Cowboys.

"When things aren't going our way, we keep our heads up and have that one-play mentality," Whimpey said. "Going all the way back to Florida State and being able to come back in the second half and get the win in that game. This team has an amazing mentality to be able to put our heads down and work and eventually come out on top."

With the win, Boise State (8-1, 4-0, No. 22 CFP) keeps its New Year's Day bowl hopes alive as the Group of 5 representative despite playing without injured starting quarterback Hank Bachmeier. Bachmeier was expected to play, but remained on the sidelines due to an undisclosed injury he suffered against San Jose State last week.

Chase Cord, making his second start of the season, threw for 190 yards and a touchdown to lead the Broncos offensively.

Wyoming (6-3, 3-2), now 0-7 against the Broncos in Boise, failed to hold onto a halftime lead for the second time this season. The Cowboys also squandered a 14-6 advantage at the intermission against San Diego State in a 26-22 loss.

The Cowboys were also without their starting quarterback, Sean Chambers, who went out for the season with a knee injury in Wyoming's previous game against Nevada. Tyler Vander Waal finished 15-of-23 passing for 160 yards.

"We hung with a top 25 team in the country and led the majority of the game," Vander Waal said. "There were plenty of positive things to take away but dealing with the loss right now is a little bit overwhelming."

Wyoming led 10-7 at halftime and 17-10 going into the fourth quarter before Boise State tied the game late in the fourth on a 5-yard run by Khalil Shakir, forcing overtime.

In the extra period, Boise State's drive stalled at the 11 before Sachse made his kick.

Wyoming could only muster five yards on its first three plays of overtime and Cooper Rothe attempted a 37-yard field goal that fell short to the right.

Boise State struggled offensively and had problems stopping Wyoming, which ground out yards through short runs and passes. But the Broncos hung around long enough to land a knockout blow.

While Boise State coach Bryan Harsin was pleased with the victory, he wasn't satisfied with the way the Broncos won.

"This game was about our team finding a way and coming together," Harsin said. "It's part of a team sport where a group of guys go out there and find a way to get it done. . But we need to do a better job of helping those guys get opportunities to go out there and create."

THE TAKEAWAY

Wyoming: The Cowboys have played gritty this season and appear to be in good shape to finish strong with Vander Wall returning to the helm where he started last season.

Boise State: The Broncos survived, but will need Bachmeier back healthy when they hit the road for their final two conference games against Utah State and resurgent Colorado State.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Boise State could possibly move up after a couple losses by teams just above them.

UP NEXT

Wyoming remains on the road next Saturday, traveling to Utah State.

Boise State stays at home next week to face New Mexico.

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Passing

Wyo Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
T. Vander Waal 23 15 65.2 0 160 22 0 85.4
Boise Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Cord 30 19 63.3 1 190 43 1 78.5
J. Hightower 1 1 100.0 0 4 4 0 83.3

Rushing

Wyo Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
X. Valladay 37 124 3.4 21 1
T. Vander Waal 7 -1 -0.1 6 1
Boise Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Hightower 2 38 19.0 22 0
G. Holani 11 30 2.7 6 0

Receiving

Wyo Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Harshman 6 48 8.0 11 0
R. Ismail Jr. 3 37 12.3 18 0
Boise Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
K. Shakir 7 70 10.0 26 0
J. Hightower 2 46 23.0 43 0

Fumbles

Boise F FL
G. Holani 1 1

Returning

Wyo KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
A. Conway 1 24.0 0 24 3 6.7 0 19
Boise KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Hightower 3 20.3 0 26 0 - 0 0
A. Williams 0 - 0 0 2 0.0 0 0

Punting

Wyo Punt Yds Avg LgPu
R. Galovich 6 227 37.8 48
Boise Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Velazquez 6 247 41.2 58

Takeaways

Wyo Int Yds InTD
J. Jackson 0 0 0
L. Wilson 1 16 0

Team Stats Comparison

Wyo Boise
Points For 17 20
Total Yards 283 285
Rushing Yards 123 91
Passing Yards 160 194
Passing Completions / Attempts 15/23 20/31
Turnovers 0 2
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 1/1
First Downs 15 15
Penalties - Yards 4/40 4/40
Time Of Possession 28:28 32:32
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 7/17 4/12
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/1 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 7/34 6/41

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Wyo Boise
Boise 12:55 TD Akilian Butler 5 yd pass from Chase Cord (Eric Sachse kick) 0 7
2nd Quarter Wyo Boise
Wyo 10:03 TD Tyler Vander Waal 3 yd run (Cooper Rothe kick) 7 7
Wyo 14:59 FG Cooper Rothe 39 yd FG 10 7
3rd Quarter Wyo Boise
Boise 5:42 FG Eric Sachse 40 yd FG 10 10
Wyo 12:25 TD Xazavian Valladay 21 yd run (Cooper Rothe kick) 17 10
4th Quarter Wyo Boise
Boise 9:23 TD Khalil Shakir 5 yd run (Eric Sachse kick) 17 17
Overtime Wyo Boise
Boise 15:00 FG Eric Sachse 28 yd FG 17 20

Game Information

Stadium: Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho
Attendance: 33,018
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