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#120CowboyTough, Kickoff Week: An Emphatic Victory For Wyoming

Alvester Alexander


Alvester Alexander

Aug 27, 2013

LARAMIE, Wyo. -


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An Emphatic Victory For Wyoming

When it comes to the Border War, overall records don't hold much weight. In 2010, UW was 2-9 and CSU was 3-8 entering the game. No bowl bid was forthcoming for either team, but earning some hardware - the Bronze Boot - to end the season would certainly soothe the fanbase of the winning team. Wyoming made sure the Cowboy faithful had something to cheer about.

Highlights for UW were easy to come by in a 44-0 thrashing in War Memorial Stadium. The UW defense held CSU to just 162 yards of offense, while the Pokes piled up 479 yards in the squad's highest point total of the season.

The star of the game was UW running back Alvester Alexander, who rushed 23 times for 147 yards and five scores. The five rushing TDs set a UW single-game mark which still stands to this day. Quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels was 23-for-32 for 267 yards.

The defense was on point all day as well, as defensive end Josh Biezuns had a fantastic day with seven tackles, including three sacks and four tackles for loss. Cornerback Tashaun Gipson had five stops and one interception.

The 44-point margin of victory was an all-time high for UW in the series.

About the #120CowboyTough Countdown

The 2013 season will mark the 120th anniversary of Wyoming Cowboy Football. To commemorate that anniversary, we will be counting down some of the great memories and moments from Wyoming football history over the next eight weeks leading up to the Cowboys' season opener at Nebraska on Aug. 31.

The 2013 "Countdown to Kickoff" will take Wyoming fans through Cowboy Football history chronologically. The first week will highlight some of the memorable moments from the period from the first season in 1893 through the 1940s. Then each successive week, the countdown will recall great moments from the 1950s, `60s, 70s, 80, 90s, 2000s and the current decade.

Our countdown will only touch on some of the greatest moments, but we encourage you, the Wyoming fans, to share your favorite memories through the official University of Wyoming Athletics Twitter (@wyoathletics) and Facebook pages (Wyoming Cowboys). Fans are encouraged to use #120CowboyTough when sharing their memories.

Enjoy the countdown, and we look forward to seeing you in War Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 7 for the home opener versus the Idaho Vandals.


 

 

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