No, Christensen doesn't want to say that this game will be a blowout or anything. But with how Wyoming can score and when you consider that Idaho gave up 400 passing yards against North Texas, the Pokes should score at will. If they're up big in the second half, I wouldn't be surprised to see a lot of different WRs break the rotation.
Certainly. Lots of teams that can score in this league, and tons of really talented QBs. It won't be easy catching Boise, San Jose State and Utah State all on the road.
We've talked about it. Some agree with taking the knee, most don't. But one other thing to consider is that Brett Smith had just taken a huge hit earlier that drive. Keeping him upright was key to them being in the game. That may have been part of the thought process.
And that, of course, we haven't seen yet with this team. Will they have the same fire against a team that won exactly ONE game last year? Time will tell.
I think it'd be Thornton, but it might be Kirkegaard if the coaches want to redshirt both Thompson and Thornton. Thompson will only play if it's a close game and Brett gets hurt. They desperately want to redshirt him.
Yes, agreed. Forgot to tell you guys, Christensen also said if he had gotten one more first down he would have tried for a field goal. So that makes a little bit more sense.
Hope so, ish. This looks like a hungry Wyoming team. Hope so.
Not off the top of my head. I know Idaho lost three fumbles and had 11 penalties. Yeah, that won't win ball games.
I was surprised, good question. I thought they might actually play 6-8 different receivers, but only the top four got a lot of looks. Jarrod Darden also played and I think he was targeted at least once, but he didn't have any questions.
Yeah Bryan, I'll admit to poor word choice there. I was trying to hit home that they've competed for conference titles in all of the past few seasons. And with the way the MWC has changed, there isn't all that much tradition to be had. My apologies.
If by "finest cuisine" you mean pulled pork sandwiches, then yes. There seems to be some national decree that every press box must offer pulled pork sandwiches. But yes, the facilities there were incredible. That place is like a football museum.
I don't know if you've heard of the "Heisman Room," but it comes complete with a video presentation, some smoke and then the trophies shoot out from the wall. Not cheap.
Yeah, that's actually my main story for "Coin Toss" on Saturday. Gesser had a big attachment there. He was interim HC for 4 games, but he said it felt like 10 years. That's an awful lot for a guy to be thrust into in his second year of college coaching.
Yeah, it was crazy. My favorite part was during the final drive, when everybody was yelling. It was expected that Huskers fans were yelling, but the Pokes' players and fans were so excited that they were yelling to. It was chaos. One of the most memorable scenes I've been around.
In a 92,000 seat stadium, it will never be silent. And also, in my opinion Nebraska fans are some of the best in the country. Confident? Sure. But also incredibly loyal and welcoming to visiting fans.
Yeah, it was worse on the turf. The same people that laid on Wyoming's new turf did Nebraska's right after. 95 degrees beaming down on a rubber turf that absorbs the heat was nasty. Luckily the field was almost covered in shadow by the time the game started.
If you guys don't know much about Idaho, they gave up over 400 yards passing to North Texas last week. Very young secondary. Petrino said this week that he has trouble sleeping thinking of Brett Smith.
Definitely wasn't Nebraska's worst game. They have a young front 7, so they're going to have problems defensively. And with 375 yards rushing and 3 Martinez TD passes, there were definitely some positives for them..
Yes, sir. I've been told that Gesser really, really wants to win this game. Can't blame him. And for a while there people thought Tormey was a prime candidate for that Idaho HC job.
Any other questions, fellas? How many fans do you think will be in the WAR on Saturday?
I haven't heard that, but I wouldn't be surprised. I was baffled that they tried to tinker with what worked as much as they did. And with only 225 pass yards and 2 TDs against Sacramento State last week, I could see there being some frustration simmering. We'll see how the west coast goes the rest of the way.
I hope so. I know Idaho isn't Nebraska, but I'd want to see this team in person after last week's showing.
Don't know the extent of Finley's injury yet, but I don't think he'll play this week. The next in line is freshman Timmy Hayes, who they are extremely high on. I really like the kid. I think he can contribute right away, a lot like blair burns.
I'm seeing high of 81 and slight chance of rain on Saturday.
Hope they avoid the moisture, but I know Laramie is known for those early afternoon thunderstorms.
The depth is better. It's still very thin in some places (defensive line, safety) but I think there's more depth than there's been since DC has been here.
Hopefully getting Lange, Awrabi back allows Wyoming DL not to wear down in 3Q like what we saw in Lincoln.
That's one heck of a prediction. Tormey would certainly be pleased with that.
Agreed. If I weren't covering the game I'd be breaking the grill out.
All right guys, that's all the time I've got for this week. Appreciate everybody showing up. We'll do this again next Wednesday, when hopefully the Pokes are 1-1 heading into Northern Colorado.
Have a good one, everybody!