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Wyoming prepares for a tough test in Poinsettia Bowl

Now that the ‘ship dust has settled, the Pokes look to take it out on the Cougars

NCAA Football: Mountain West Championship-San Diego State at Wyoming Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

After a heartbreaking loss, Wyoming now has to pick themselves up by their collective bootstraps to prepare themselves for the Poinsettia Bowl.

Early bowl predictions don’t exactly give Wyoming love. S&P+ gives the Cowboys a 29.9% chance to win, along with a projected loss by nearly two scores.

This hasn’t rattled the UW brass, however.

“It will take a little bit of time for guys to get a bounce back in their step after that loss,” Coach Craig Bohl said in a teleconference Sunday night. “But we’ve had an excellent season, and now get to and cap it off at a great bowl venue against an excellent program. We’re excited about that.”

Like Coach Bohl said, it will take a bit of time to get back into it, but time is something this team needs. Josh Allen took a beating in the championship game, and the extra few weeks could potentially see D.J. May back on the field.

This year’s UW team has shown an incredible resiliency after a loss. They’re 3-1 after a loss. That one loss was in the championship game, which nearly came down to Wyoming’s last drive if not for...whatever that last drive was.

Coach Bohl and the team will have plenty of time to let their wounds heal and get prepared for their bowl game.

As Bohl has preached since day one, those who stay will be champions. These next few weeks will put that mentality to the test.