Wyoming’s Halliburton looks to fill in at safety
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — If quarterbacks didn't exist in football, Alijah Halliburton would be taking over at the most recognizable position on the field for Wyoming.
Wyoming safeties take ‘step forward’ in competition
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming coach Craig Bohl said in the weeks leading up to his team's first scrimmage that he'd wait until it was over to fairly assess where he thought the Cowboys' safeties...
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — It wasn't broken, so there was no need to fix anything.
That's essentially the way Wyoming coach Craig Bohl viewed his decision when looking for a new defensive...
Former Wyoming safety heads to NFL scouting combine
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The second-leading tackler in school history. One of the leading tacklers in Mountain West history. A three-time first-team all-Mountain West selection.
6 Wyoming players earn Mountain West honors
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Running back Nico Evans, place kicker Cooper Rothe and safety Andrew Wingard have earned first team honors on the Mountain West Conference All-Conference football team.
Rothe was named the Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Year.
Wingard earned All-Conference honors for the fourth year in a row, and was named First Team All-Mountain West for the third consecutive season.
Vander Waal and Wingard land Mountain West honors
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming senior strong safety Andrew Wingard and redshirt freshman quarterback Tyler Vander Waal have been named the Mountain West defensive and offensive players of the week.
It is the fourth defensive player of the week award for Wingard, while this is Vander Waal's first Mountain West offensive player of the week honor.
Vander Waal led Wyoming on three touchdown drives in the fourth quarter against Air Force.
Cowboys have faith in both quarterbacks
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The question everybody is asking regarding Wyoming's quarterback situation won't be answered until the Cowboys tee it up against Colorado State on Friday night.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Three Wyoming football players have been named to the Preseason All-Mountain West Conference Team.
Senior strong safety Andrew Wingard, senior defensive end Carl Granderson and junior defensive tackle Youhanna (yoh-HAWN'-uh) Ghaifan (guh-FAWN') were all selected to the 25-member team announced Tuesday.
The team is selected by Mountain West Conference media members.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — With quarterback Josh Allen now a member of the Buffalo Bills, the NFL Draft talk surrounding Wyoming can shift to the other side of the ball. CBS Sports' Chris Trapasso listed senior Cowboys defensive end Carl Granderson as No. 65 on his list of top 100 prospects for the 2019 draft.
Wyoming football dealing with barrage of injuries this spring, especially on D
LARAMIE — Last year, the Wyoming football team had arguably the Mountain West’s best defense. This spring, the Cowboys likely could put together a solid defense just with injured players. (Hypothetically, of course.)
Wyoming football dealing with injuries this spring
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Last year, the Wyoming football team had arguably the Mountain West's best defense. This spring, the Cowboys likely could put together a solid defense just with injured players. (Hypothetically, of course.)
Carl Granderson, Kevin Prosser and Josiah Hall at defensive end. Sidney Malauulu, Conner Cain, Ravontae Holt and Javaree Jackson at defensive tackle. Ben Wisdorf at linebacker. Marcus Epps at safety.
Wyoming football carrying more weight under new strength and conditioning coaches
LARAMIE, Wyo. — The Wyoming strength and conditioning staff decided to send the Wyoming football team into spring break with a scare. On the last day of winter conditioning before break, director of sports performance Ben Iannacchione showed the Cowboys a brutal workout session written on a whiteboard.
After brief NFL consideration, Andrew Wingard ready to end Wyoming career with a bang
LARAMIE — After the Wyoming football team beat Colorado State in 2016 in Fort Collins, Colorado, Rams head coach Mike Bobo joked to Wyoming safety Andrew Wingard that he wished he would leave Wyoming for the NFL.
Not much spotlight for excelling Wyoming safety
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Junior safety Andrew Wingard has more or less been the go-to image of Wyoming's defense the past few years. His flowing blond locks are a visible trademark, his outspoken nature has provided bulletin board material for at least one Mountain West rival, and his gaudy tackling numbers have earned him recognition since his freshman season.
But fellow junior safety Marcus Epps, quietly, has been beside him the whole time.
Ghaifan, Granderson, Wingard among Wyoming players to earn all-conference honors
Seven Wyoming Cowboys were honored with all-conference distinctions by Mountain West head coaches and media, the league announced Wednesday.
Defensive tackle Youhanna Ghaifan, defensive end Carl Granderson and safety Andrew Wingard were voted first-team all-conference, while linebacker Logan Wilson and cornerback Rico Gafford were voted to the second team. Quarterback Josh Allen and kick returner Tyler Hall were voted honorable mention all-conference.
Wyoming’s Josh Allen and Andrew Wingard named Mountain West players of the week
LARAMIE — Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen and safety Andrew Wingard were named the Mountain West offensive and defensive players of the week by the conference Monday, following the Cowboys' 42-3 defeat of New Mexico.
Allen and Wingard were voted the conference's preseason players of the year.
Allen threw for 234 yards on 16-of 28-passing (57.1 percent) with 4 touchdowns and no interceptions. He also ran for 20 yards and a score. His five touchdowns responsible for tied a personal high.
Wingard, Allen earn Mountain West player of week honors
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen and strong safety Andrew Wingard have been named Mountain West Conference players of the week.
Wingard was named the defensive player of the week, and Allen was named offensive player of the week for their performances in Wyoming's 42-3 win over New Mexico last Saturday.
Wyoming safety Andrew Wingard voted Mountain West defensive player of the week
Andrew Wingard was named the Mountain West defensive player of the week for his performance Saturday against Hawaii, Wyoming announced Monday. It is a Wyoming player's first such honor this season.
Wingard earns Mountain West defensive player of week honor
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming strong safety Andrew Wingard has been named the Mountain West Conference defensive player of the week.
Wingard had nine tackles, including six solo, and one interception and two pass breakups in a 28-21 overtime win over Hawaii last Saturday.
His biggest play of the game came in the third quarter when he intercepted a Hawaii pass on the Cowboys' own 2-yard line to end a scoring threat for the Rainbow Warriors.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen has been named the Mountain West Conference preseason offensive player of the year, and Cowboys safety Andrew Wingard has been selected the league's preseason defensive player of the year.
The Mountain West announced its preseason All-Conference Football Team and preseason player honors Tuesday in Las Vegas. Selections are based on voting by media members.
Wyoming’s Wingard on Nagurski watch list
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming junior safety Andrew Wingard has been named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List.
The Nagurski Trophy recognizes the top college defensive player of the year.
Wyoming QB Allen on Maxwell Award watch list
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen has been named to the watch list for the Maxwell Award, which recognizes the nation's top college player.
The Maxwell Football Club announced the watch list on Monday. The award is presented at the end of the year.
Allen is one of the highest rated college quarterbacks in the nation entering the 2017 season. He has been mentioned as a potential first round draft pick.
Wyoming nose tackle makes his final games count
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Chase Appleby probably isn't the first player you'll notice on Wyoming's defense.
You might notice safety Andrew Wingard and linebacker Lucas Wacha, what with their flowing locks and high tackle totals. You'd probably notice linebacker D.J. May and defensive end Carl Granderson, two of the defense's most imposing, athletic players. Or maybe the blazing speed of cornerback Rico Gafford is the first thing to catch your eye.
Wyoming LB Logan Wilson proves he belongs on the big stage
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Logan Wilson had a night, and a morning, to remember.
Wyoming's redshirt freshman linebacker finished with nine tackles, including one for a 6-yard loss, in the Cowboys' 40-34 season-opening victory over Northern Illinois that stretched into the wee hours Sunday morning. The Natrona County High School graduate also recovered a fumble at the goal line to stop the Huskies' first drive in overtime.
Wyoming sophomore Marcus Epps climbs ladder to team captain
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Cowboys have a sophomore safety who last season was named a freshman all-American, represented his team at Mountain West Media Days in July and was named a preseason all-conference player.
The Wyoming Cowboys have a sophomore safety who is a team captain.
Remarkably, they are not the same sophomore safeties.
Marcus Epps was surprised to hear his name included with the team captains Saturday before Wyoming's final scrimmage of fall camp.
Wingard considered for Jim Thorpe Award
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming sophomore free safety Andrew Wingard is among 39 defensive backs across the nation on the watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award.
The award has been presented annually since 1986 to college football's best defensive back by the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. It was established to honor the legendary Jim Thorpe.
The preseason list of potential candidates was announced Monday.
Wingard is coming off a freshman season that saw him earn...