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All Signs Point To Brett Smith Being Named The Wyoming Starting Quarterback

The Wyoming quarterback race is basically resolved and coach Dave Christensen gave a great quote about the quarterback race:

"It's going to be hard for (true freshman) Brett Smith to get beat out right now," said Christensen after Tuesday morning's scrimmage that ended in a 26-26 tie using a modified scoring system.

"We're probably not going to have to have a big press conference and a huge release to let everybody know who our leading candidate at quarterback is. If you can't figure it out, then we'll let it continue on."

The leading player is true freshman Brett Smith. Smith came on campus in January and has the most experience with teammates and the playbook as well as shining on the field during 11-on-11 scrimmages. In the latest scrimmage Smith went 15-23 for 160 yards with one interception and one touchdown. This was not as good as his first performance, but it seems to be enough to keep him in the lead to becoming the starting quarterback.

Through all scrimmages Smith has thrown for 48 of 65 for 563 yards with five touchdowns and one interception and he has been running the first-team offense exclusively during scrimmages.

As for the backup job it is still very much up in the air between Adam Pittser and Colby Kirkegaard. Both have struggled against the starting defense with neither player being able to distinguish themselves so far. Odds are who ever is not named the backup will redshirt this year and then go for the backup spot again next season, well unless Tyler Gabbert does end up going to Wyoming then there will be someone changing positions or transferring.

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