Cowboys Come From Behind to Defeat Utah

October 3, 1998

LARAMIE, Wyo.

It was billed as tough, physical football matchup between Utah and Wyoming.

It did not disappoint.

The Cowboys and Utes renewed an old rivalry and produced a knock-down drag-out before Wyoming earned a 27-24 victory with 13 points in the final half.

Once again the defense was outstanding in shutting Utah out in the fourth quarter. The Cowboys got a late touchdown by running back Marques Brigham of 18 yards that sealed the victory. Brigham finished with 106 yards rushing for the day. Quarterback Jay Stoner completed 19 of 39 for 222 yards and a touchdown. He also had an interception.

While Utah rolled up 21 points in the second quarter to take a 21-14 halftime lead, it was the defense that turned the game in Wyomings favor in the final half, giving up just three points. In fact, in the fourth period the Utes gained just 16 yards of total offense.

In addition to Brighams touchdown run, Stoner rushed for one and hit Willie King on a 16-yard pass for the other. Aaron Elling booted a pair of field goals, one of 42 yards and the other of 46.

The Cowboys, now 3-1 overall and 1-0 in WAC play, host SMU this Saturday for Homecoming. Kickoff is 1 p.m.

Scoring Summary

Score By Quarters 1 2 3 4 OT OT Final

(V)Utah 0 21 3 0 - - 24(H)Wyoming 7 7 6 7 - - 27

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

Wyo 1 :26 Stoner to King Elling Kick 11-64 7-0 16 yds Utah 2 13:17 Anderson 1 yd run Kaneshiro Kick 7-80 7-7Wyo 2 8:18 Stoner 1 yd run Elling Kick 14-80 14-7Utah 2 6:14 Anderson 1 yd run Kaneshiro Kick 6-82 14-14Utah 2 :37 Crosswhite to Kaneshiro Kick 8-55 14-21 Kassotis 1 yd Utah 3 13:07 Kaneshiro 27 yd fg 4-8 14-24Wyo 3 10:00 Elling 42 yd fg 4-0 17-24Wyo 3 2:28 Elling 46 yd fg 10-52 20-24Wyo 4 4:03 Brigham 18 yd run Elling Kick 5-49 27-24

Team Stats UTAH WYOFirst Downs 23 21Net Yds Rush 184 95 Net Yds Pass 209 222Net Total Yds 393 317 Turnovers 3 1Penalties 11-96 7-41Time of Possesion 33:56 26:043rd Down Conversions 6 of 17 6 of 15Sacks 1-8 3-18

Individual Leaders UTAH WYORushing Anderson 19-150-2 td Brigham 21-106-1 tdReceiving Utu 5-86 Montgomery 6-113Passing Crosswhite 17/38-209-1 td, 2 int Stoner 19/39-222-1 td, 1 intTackles J. Hill 7, Olevao 5 Lehning 16, Barnes 9