Football Opener Looming Next Weekend, Cowboys Focusing on Details
LARAMIE -- A week removed from the season opener, Wyoming football coach Craig Bohl said there has to be a focus on details, and that will be an emphasis during Saturday's workout.
The Cowboys open the 2018 season a week from Saturday at New Mexico State in Las Cruces, N.M.
“We need to clean up a lot of things,” Bohl Friday. “We’re going to have officials (Saturday) and we need to make sure all our substitutions are clean, all our alignments are straight, because the last thing we want to have are self-inflicted penalties. We need to give everything our best shot as we get ready for New Mexico State. Game time is not too far away”
Bohl said he believed freshman offensive guard Eric Abojei had a good chance of being cleared for full practice next Monday. Abojei returned to the practice field on a limited basis the last couple of days after going through concussion protocol.
Bohl said the Cowboys will release their first fall depth chart during his first Monday press conference of the season.
Wyoming and New Mexico State are both coming off bowl victories to conclude their 2017 seasons. Wyoming enjoyed a convincing win, 37-14, over Central Michigan in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, while New Mexico State captured a 26-20 overtime victory over Utah State in the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl.
The Wyoming-New Mexico State game will kick off at 8 p.m., M.T. and will be televised on ESPN2. It is one of only four college football games next weekend in what has been tabbed “Zero Week”.