Saturday, Sep 12, 2009, 12:30 PM PDT
War Memorial Stadium
Tv: Versus HD
Radio: KOWB 1290 AM
Two main keys to get out of the way is that how did Wyoming get a home game? Second if you have DirecTv then you are out of luck for this game. There is a spat about a five cent increase so Versus is currently not on DirecTv.
Now to game related content. Is there any real chance of Wyoming winning this one? Wyoming is going to use a quarterback rotation with Robert Benjamin and true freshman Austyn Carta-Samuels, both of whom did not play all that well in a close win against Weber State an FCS school.
The home field advantage will not be all that great, because for one a lot of Texas fans are making the amazing trip to Laramie so the there could be 5,000 to 10,000 Texas Longhorn fans. Also, if this game was in late October or November and a night game then Wyoming might have a little edge.
The Wyoming offense was so-so against Weber State the bright spot was Alvester Alexander who had 81 yards and a score on ten carries. Also, Wyoming is still missing two wide receivers due to suspension will be lead by David Leonard who had seven catches for 84 yards.
Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp may blow a gasket if the Pokes manage to get above 20 points.
The supposed Wyoming defense did not really show up in this game, they gave up 22 points to Weber which is way too many. It was not all doom and gloom for Wyoming they did get five interceptions, and if not for those picks they would have lost to Weber State.
Texas does throw the ball a lot which will lead to opportunities for Wyoming to get picks, however Colt McCoy is going be passing somewhere in the 60 percent range at a minimum. The secondary is possibly the best in the Mountain West and will give Texas some trouble. The defense should be improved from last week, because how fired up is a team to play an FCS team.
The Poke defense returns eight starters and might cause some trouble for Texas early on, but expect the talent level of Texas to be able to out muscle the Wyoming line in the second half. John Fletcher is their man on the defensive line. The nose tackle had four tackles for loss and two sacks last week. Now the defense will not be able to slow down Texas for more then maybe a quarter or so.
The only real concern for Texas on offense is that they do not have a consistent rushing attack, unless Texas wants Colt McCoy wants to lead the team in rushing.
This will not be an upset in the making like BYU over Oklahoma, and look for the Horns win by about three touchdowns.