Cowboys Fall to #12 Georgia, 16-9

September 19, 1998


The 12th ranked Georgia Bulldogs came out in the first quarter with back-to-back scoring drives, staking a 10-0 lead, and looking as if they would blow the Wyoming Cowboy football team out of Sanford Satdium, on Saturday, Sept. 19, in Athens, Georgia.But, a well-coached and well-conditioned UW team put together a scoring drive of their own in the secondquarter, making it 10-3, and the Cowboy defense stiffened, enabling the Pokes to play, and even outplay the Georgia team for the remainder of the afternoon.

The UW defense limited the Bulldogs to 74 rushing yards on the afternoon, forced four turnovers, held Georgia scoreless in the second half and limited the Bulldog offense to only 93 total yards in the second half.Despite giving up two interceptions and rushing for only 94 yards on Saturday, the UW offense also looked good in Athens. Receiver Kofi Shuck had a career high six catches for 53 yards and quarterback Jay Stoner threw for 217 yards and a touchdown.

Other Interesting Game Notes: The Cowboys have now scored in 150 consecutive gamesgoing back to 1985. . . The last time the Cowboys shut out an opponent inthe second half of a game was Oct. 18, 1997 in a 14-7 loss to ColoradoState at Laramie. . .Receiver Kofi Shuck's six catches was a career best.. .Brian Brown's three tackles gives him 250 for his career placing himninth on the all-time list. . .Wyoming's missed extra point in the secondhalf of the Georgia game stopped a streak of 130 consecutive makes. ..Receiver Wendell Montgomery's 26 yards receiving gives him 1,483 for hiscareer. He needs 87 to move into Wyoming's career Top 10 for receivers.

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

(V)Wyoming 0 3 0 6 - - 9(H)Georgia 10 6 0 0 - - 16

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

Georgia 1 10:39 Hines 31 yd fg 9-55 3-0Georgia 1 5:54 Gary 9 yd run Hines kick 6-70 10-0Wyo 2 4:11 Elling 33 yd fg 11-50 10-3Georgia 2 2:22 Bailey 51 yd pass Kick blocked 4-80 16-3 from CarterWyo 4 12:33 Hooker 9 yd pass Kick failed 14-84 16-9 from Stoner

Team Stats Georgia WYOFirst Downs 18 16Net Yds Rush 74 96Net Yds Pass 271 217Net Total Yds 345 313Turnovers 4 2Penalties 4-30 8-67Time of Possesion 28:38 31:223rd Down Conversions 2 of 11 4 of 16Sacks 0-0 1-3

Individual Leaders Georgia WYORushing Gary 11-26-1 td Stoner 7-38Receiving Bailey 6-100-1 td Shuck 6-53Passing Carter 18/25-271-1 td Stoner 24/43-217-1 td-2 intTackles Grant 7, Harris 6 Van Leer 6.5, Rich 6