Oct. 30, 2004
By BOB MOEN
Associated Press Writer
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - In his first year at the helm of Wyoming's offense,junior quarterback Corey Bramlet has learned how much he means to the team.
Bramlet passed for two touchdowns and gained 67 yards on the ground asWyoming beat Air Force 43-26 Saturday. More importantly, after throwing sixinterceptions in the previous two games - both losses - Bramlet had noturnovers.
"He played brilliantly," Cowboys coach Joe Glenn said. "We asked him tobe consistent, and he got it done."
Wyoming (5-3, 2-2 Mountain West Conference) ended a two-game losing streakand kept its chances for a bowl bid alive, while Air Force (3-5, 2-3) lost forthe fourth time in five games.
"The coaches have been honest with me, that if I played well then the teamwould play well," Bramlet said.
Wyoming gained 559 total yards and the Falcons 420. But Wyoming ran off 88plays that consumed nearly 39 minutes, while Air Force ran 69 plays.
"Wyoming did a great job moving the ball," said Air Force coach FisherDeBerry, whose team ran just four plays in the first quarter while the Cowboyshad 30. "They ran the time down and held onto the ball well."
Bramlet completed 19 of 27 passes for 256 yards and rushed 13 times. Runningback Joseph Harris, who had 128 yards on 18 carries and scored a touchdown,said Bramlet did a great job.
"We couldn't ask any better out of him - making good reads, making goodpasses and everything was just on point," Harris said.
Running back Ivan Harrison contributed two 1-yard scoring runs and 75 yardsrushing for Wyoming.
Adam Fitch, who replaced freshman starter Shaun Carney at quarterback in thefourth quarter, had two short TD runs and a 45-yard TD pass for Air Force - allin the final 12:46 of the game. Fitch was 7-of-11 for 132 yards. Carney was3-of-10 for 57 yards and one interception.
"I put everything on me," Carney said. "It wasn't the things that Wyomingdid, it was the things that we didn't do."