Cowboys Prove To Be Too Much For UL-Monroe

Oct. 16, 1999

Game Stats

MONROE, La. (AP) - Touchdown runs by Jon Jennings, sandwiched around an18-yard field goal by Aaron Elling, broke open a tight game in the second halfSaturday night as Wyoming beat Louisiana-Monroe 38-20.

Wyoming (4-2) led 21-20 at halftime against Louisiana-Monroe (2-5), whichhad been shut out in two consecutive games. But Wyoming's defense stiffened andallowed the Indians just 150 yards in the second half.

Wyoming scored on three consecutive possessions midway through the secondhalf to take control and bounce back from last week's 35-32 home loss to UNLV.

Jennings scored on touchdown runs of 4 and 10 yards around Elling's fieldgoal to give the Cowboys a 38-20 lead with 13:08 remaining.

A crowd of 14,640 saw Louisiana-Monroe score for the first time this month.Following a 47-0 loss at Alabama-Birmingham and a 42-0 loss at Utah, Indiansquarterback Andy Chance hit Kond Allen for a 30-yard score and Chance kept theball on an option for a 39-yard TD that tied the game 14-14 early in the secondquarter.

Cliff Brye had 86 yards on 16 carries to lead Wyoming, which had 356 yardsof total offense, and Jennings added 34 yards on eight carries.

Chance was 16-of-28 for 196 for Louisiana-Monroe, which had a season-high409 yards of total offense. His 111 yards on 15 carries made Chance the firstIndian to run and pass for over 100 yards in the same game since quarterbackWalt Phythian in 1987.