Cowboys Down Bobcats 17-9 in Season Opener

September 12, 1998

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The Wyomingground game got off to an impressive start in the '98 season opener as itracked up 261 yards on the ground. Cowboy senior Marques Brigham led the UWrushing game with a career best 151 yards. His previous high was 127 yardsversus Colorado during the 1997 season. Brigham now has 1,642 career yardsrushing. He needs 181 yards to break into Wyoming's Career Top 10 inrushing. His 31 carries against Montana State was also a career high,breaking his previous high of 29 which he also set against Colorado in '97.

Wendell Montgomery began the 1998 season exactly the way he ended the 1997campaign -- recording over 90 yards in receiving against the Montana StateBobcats. Montgomery also pulled down over 90 yards in receiving the lasttwo games of 1997 -- 99 vs. Air Force and 92 vs. Fresno State. With his 96 yards receiving, Montgomery also drew nearer to the UWCareer Top 10 list in receiving yards. He enters this week with 1,457 yardsreceiving. He needs only 113 yards to enter the Wyoming Top 10.

With his eight tackles against MontanaState in the season opener, Wyoming middle linebacker Brian Brownhas moved into 10th place on the University of Wyoming Career Tackle chart.Brown enters this week with 247 career tackles. Brown passed former Cowboylinebacker Allen Duyn, who recorded 246 tackles in his career from 1972-74.Brown needs only two more tackles to pass former Wyoming All-Americandefensive end Mitch Donahue for ninth place.

The Cowboys have now scored in 149 consecutive gamesgoing back to 1985. . . Montana State's nine points was the lowest a Cowboydefense had surrendered since a 25-6 win over Nevada in 1992

Scoring Summary
Score By Quarters     1    2    3    4   OT   OT    Final

(V)Montana State 0 3 0 6 - - 9(H)Wyoming 7 0 3 7 - - 17

Team Qtr. Time Left Scoring Play Conversion #plays-yds Score

Wyo 1 2:50 Brigham 7 yd run Stanton kick 10-67 7-0MSU 2 1:01 Souter 23 yd fg 7-47 7-3Wyo 3 :56 Elling 26 yd fg 14-79 10-3Wyo 4 8:12 Shuck 21 yd pass Elling kick 4-52 17-3 from StonerMSU 4 3:33 Compson 1 yd run 2-pt conversion 10-80 17-9 failed

Team Stats MSU WYOFirst Downs 15 26Net Yds Rush 129 261Net Yds Pass 199 170Net Total Yds 328 431Turnovers 1 2Penalties 5-35 7-59Time of Possesion 24:00 36:003rd Down Conversions 1 of 10 10 of 18Sacks 1-6 1-5

Individual Leaders MSU WYORushing Tyler 13-63 Brigham 31-154-1tdReceiving Caballero 8-89 Montgomery 7-96Passing Compson 14/26-199 Stoner 12-19-1tdTackles Lundstrom 8 Brown 8, Van Leer 6