Wyoming Tops Louisiana-Monroe, 31-10
Oct. 2, 2004
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Rebounding from a shaky first half, quarterback Corey Bramlet led three scoring drives, and C.R. Davis rushed for two touchdowns as Wyoming beat Louisiana-Monroe 31-10 Saturday.
The win gave Wyoming its first 3-1 start since 1999.
Louisiana-Monroe (0-4) saw its losing streak extended to nine, dating back to last year. The Indians have lost 14 of their last 16.
The Cowboys led 14-10 at the half as Bramlet missed receivers high and low, completing just five of 13 passes for 66 yards. But the junior hit all nine of his passes in the third quarter, leading to a 1-yard scoring run by Davis.
"Our third down conversions were key moments in the game and we came out and made some plays," said Bramlet. "Our offensive line was creating some great holes.
"We now feel great about where we are heading into conference play. We know that we can compete with anyone and compete for a championship."
Bramlet finished the game connecting on 16 of 27 passes for 175 yards. He also led a Wyoming ground attack that gained 261 yards, accounting for 77 yards on 16 carries.
The Cowboys, who surrendered 200 yards in the first half, limited the Indians to just 36 in the second.
Louisiana-Monroe, which has scored just seven second-half points this season, was led by Steven Jyles, who completed 15 of 32 passes for 145 yards and one touchdown - an 11-yard score to Drouzon Quillen.
"Coming off of an emotional game last week, I was a little worried about this game," said Wyoming Head Coach Joe Glenn. "At halftime we knew we had to step up our effort, and our team leaders made sure that we got that done. We just didn't let them have the ball in the second half.
"At 3-1 we now have some super momentum going into our conference opener against San Diego State. It will be our Homecoming game and we need a good home field advantage. We need a good crowd to show up. Next Saturday will be a huge game for our program and the direction we want to take it."