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Wyoming keeps it close for a half Against Texas




The first half was very interesting in this game as Wyoming was keeping pace against number two Texas Longhorns.  The Wyoming defense was able to get a pick and hold Texas to 13 first half points, however with less then thirty seconds in the half with Wyoming up 10-6 and a field goal intiment but a short pass and bad tackling let Texas take the lead and that is the game.  That lead to 35 straight ponts for Texas which lead to a 41-10 beat down.

All the hope for another huge upset was washed away.  The second half it was the talent that took over and the reason Texas was able to run over Wyoming.  The quarterback situation which was going to be a rotation had Robert Benjamin play most of the game and went 16-38 for 121 yards and only averaged 3.2 yards per completion.  Not all that great with and by those stats Benjamin was passing off to his check downs and last options which are usually the running back or tight end for a minimal gain.

Benjamin also lead the team in rushing because of he was being pressured from the Texas defensive line.  Not a good sign when your quarterback leads the team in rushing with only 58 yards.  Austyn Carta-Samuels played quarterback and did a little better and was 7/12 for 65 yards.

The second half was all Texas as QB Colt McCoy had 337 yards and three scores, plus that early pick.  The running game for Texas was solid but no single back stood out as their main back.  The top two backs were Tre' Newton and Vondrell McGee combined for 123 yards on 19 carries and they equally split those yards and carries.

Some credit to Wyoming is that they are improving on their turnover margin which was terrible last year, and this game they were even. The Pokes should take some gratitude that they were able to hang with Texas for a half, and use that when they play the rest of their schedule which will be less daunting then this Texas team.