Turnovers Lead to Wyoming’s Blowout Loss at Nebraska
The Nebraska Cornhuskers capitalized on six Wyoming turnovers and beat the Cowboys 52-17 Saturday in Lincoln.
Nebraska (2-0) scored 28 points off those UW turnovers and pulled away in the fourth quarter.
Brian Hill scored from 1-yard out with 1:35 left in the third quarter. That pulled the Pokes within 24-17. The Huskers responded with a scoring drive and led 31-17 with 13:11 remaining.
The Cowboys turned the ball over on their next four possessions, and three of those led to Nebraska touchdowns, as the Huskers scored 28 points in the final quarter.
Wyoming (1-1) trailed 17-0 in the second quarter after a pair of missed field goals earlier the game. Faced with fourth down and 12, the Cowboys went for it with 17 seconds left in the first half. Josh Allen found Tanner Gentry on a 35-yard TD pass. It was 17-7 at half.
UW scored first in the third quarter when Cooper Rothe connected on a 27-yard field goal. That trimmed it to 17-10 early in the third quarter. Nebraska responded with an interception return for a touchdown for a 24-10 lead.
The Cornhuskers rolled up 550 yards of offense, which included 412 through the air.
Wyoming finished with 320 total yards. Allen threw for 189 yards with the one TD and five picks. Austin Conway led the ground attack with three carries for 70 yards. Gentry had seven receptions for 124 yards and a score. Andrew Wingard led the Cowboys defense with 13 tackles and an interception.
The Pokes fell to 0-8 all-time against Nebraska on the gridiron.
UW returns home for their third game on Sept. 17 against the UC Davis Aggies. Kick-off at War Memorial Stadium is at 2 p.m.