The Augusta Sports Council and Ray Guy Award named Wyoming senior punter @Ethan Wood the national Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week following his performance in Wyoming’s victory over the 13th ranked Boise State Broncos last Saturday.
Wood had an incredible day punting the football and had a critical impact on the game, averaging a season high 46.4 yards per punt on five punts. He placed four of his five punts inside the Boise State 20-yard line, including punts downed at the Broncos’ 7, 12, 5 and 10 yard lines. The punt that he placed at the Boise State five resulted in Boise taking possession at their own one-yard line after a muff.
His fifth punt was also fielded inside the Boise State 20 -- at the 19 and returned only six yards to the Broncos’ 25-yard line. That was the only punt returned on the day by the Broncos.
Wood helped the Cowboys average 46.0 yards net punting as a team in the win over the Broncos. Due to Wood’s punting, Boise State did not score on any of its five possessions following Wood’s five punts on the day.
His final punt of 42 yards was downed at the Boise State 10-yard line and led to Cowboy senior nose tackle Chase Appleby sacking Bronco quarterback Brett Rypien two plays later for the game-winning safety.
Wood enters this week’s home game versus Utah State having started every game of his career -- 44 consecutive starts.