Wyoming Cowboys in the NFL: Week 10
* University of Wyoming press release
LARAMIE -- Not long ago, Marcus Epps was patrolling the University of Wyoming secondary as a walk-on. Now, not only is he a starting safety in the National Football League, but a productive one at that.
The Las Vegas Raider has logged at least four tackles in each of his last four games. That included a five-tackle performance in the Raiders’ 16-12 victory over the New York Jets.
For the season, Epps has 44 tackles, three tackles for loss and one pass defended. He’s helped Las Vegas improve to 5-5 overall.
Epps isn’t the only former Poke making waves with his NFL franchise. Below is a list of the former Wyoming student-athletes and how they performed in Week 10.
Tyler Hall, Las Vegas Raiders
Hall enjoyed a good day in the Raiders’ 16-12 win over the New York Jets. He logged three tackles. For the season, Hall owns 13 tackles for 5-5 Las Vegas. The Raiders travel to Miami in Week 11.
Tashaun Gipson, San Francisco 49ers
Gipson enjoyed a mild day in the 49ers’ 34-3 victory over Jacksonville. He had one tackle and one pass defended. For the season, Gipson lays claim to 31 tackles, one tackle for loss, one interception and two passes defended. The 49ers host Tampa Bay in Week 11.
Logan Wilson, Cincinnati Bengals
Wilson stuffed the stat sheet in the Bengals’ 30-27 loss to Houston. He logged five tackles, 0.5 sacks, one pass defended and one quarterback hit. For the season, Wilson has registered 70 tackles, four tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, three interceptions, six passes defended and two quarterback hits for 5-4 Cincinnati. The Bengals travel to Baltimore for Thursday Night Football.
Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills
Allen struggled in the Bills’ 24-22 loss to Denver. He was 15-for-26 for 177 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Allen also ran it four times totaling 13 yards with one score. For the season, Allen is 246-for-350 for 2,600 yards with 19 touchdowns and 11 picks. He also has 279 yards on 48 carries with seven scores for 5-5 Buffalo. The Bills host the New York Jets in Week 11.
Andrew Wingard, Jacksonville Jaguars
Wingard enjoyed a solid day in the Jaguars’ 34-3 loss to San Francisco. He boasted seven tackles. On the year, Wingard owns 23 tackles, two passes defended and an interception for 6-3 Jacksonville. The Jaguars host Tennessee in Week 11.
Carl Granderson, New Orleans Saints
Granderson continues to showcase his consistency in the Saints’ 27-19 loss at Minnesota. He logged four tackles and one quarterback hit. For the season, Granderson owns 43 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, 14 quarterback hits, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery for 5-5 New Orleans. The Saints are idle in Week 11.
Chad Muma, Jacksonville Jaguars
Muma had a decent day in the Jaguars’ 34-3 loss to San Francisco. He made two tackles. For the season, Muma has registered 15 tackles for 6-3 Jacksonville. The Jaguars host Tennessee in Week 11.
Mike Purcell, Denver Broncos
Purcell didn’t record a stat in the Broncos’ 24-22 victory at Buffalo. On the year, he lays claim to 11 tackles, four quarterback hits and two passes defended for 4-5 Denver. The Broncos host the Vikings in Week 11.