LARAMIE, Wyo. -
It is that time of Spring Football when fans, players and coaches alike are ready for a game. And so it is that Saturday at 2 p.m. the Wyoming Cowboys will take the field in War Memorial Stadium for the Annual Brown and Gold Game. Saturday's game is free and open to the public.
Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl split up the teams for this year's Brown and Gold Game. The Brown Team will feature the No. 1 defense and the Gold Team will be led by the No. 1 offense for Saturday's final of 15 spring practices. Defensive coordinator Steve Stanard will head the coaching staff for the Brown Team, while offensive coordinator Brent Vigen will lead the Gold Team coaching staff.
On Friday the split squads worked out as teams in a non-padded practice in preparation for the Brown and Gold Game.
The format for the Saturday's game will be four 12-minute quarters, with a 10-minute halftime under game-like conditions.
"We've split the teams up. We have some specific rules for the Spring Game, including letting each team have one trick play. As the head coach, I have that perogative," Bohl said with a laugh. "We hope to make it a pretty competitive Spring Game."
Senior defensive end Eddie Yarbrough along with his veteran front four of fellow senior Siaosi Hala'api'api at defensive end and juniors Uso Olive at defensive tackle and Chase Appleby at nose tackle will anchor the Brown Team defense. Playing quarterback for the Brown Team will be sophomores Josh Allen and Aaron Young. Sophomore Joshua Tapscott will carry the load at running back for the Brown offense. The Brown squad will also have returning starter at punter Ethan Wood on their side.
Redshirt senior quarterback Cameron Coffman will lead the Gold offense. He will have redshirt freshman Nick Smith backing him up at QB. Sophomore Brian Hill and redshirt freshman Nico Evans will share the running back duties for the Gold squad, and they will be running behind the No. 1 offensive line group.
Senior running back Shaun Wick will be one of a group of Cowboys who will not participate in Saturday's game. Wick has a pulled hamstring. Another starter on offense who was knocked out of the Brown and Gold game earlier this week due to injury was junior wide receiver Jake Maulhardt, who suffered a shoulder sprain.
Fans are invited to sit in the lower levels on both the east and west sides of War Memorial Stadium. There will be activities for children, including inflatable playground equipment and an opportunity to take a photo with UW's Cowboy Joe Pony.
Concessions will be available at the Cowboy Cabin on the southwest corner of the stadium, and bathrooms will be open on the lower east and west sides of the stadium.
Fans may renew their season tickets or purchase new season tickets to the 2015 Cowboy Football season by visiting the UW Athletics Ticket Office tent at the North End Zone on Saturday. Season tickets start for as low as $126 per seat for six home games.
Weather permitting, Cowboy players will be signing autographs at the north end of the stadium at the conclusion of the game.