Wyoming drops home opener, falls to WSU 41-19

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Laramie, Wyo. - You wouldn't have guessed that Wyoming would be up 16-13 at halftime by the way the Cowboys played in the beginning of the first quarter.

On Saturday night against Washington State, Wyoming struggled to move the chains on their first three possessions, but that changed at the end of the first quarter.

Wyoming Sophomore Garrett Crall recovered a fumble, which put senior running back Nico Evans in perfect position for a his only touchdown of the night.

Sophomore Avante' Cox scored his first career touchdown, helping the Cowboys take a 16-13 lead into the half.

But things took a turn for the worse after that.

"We knew we had a chance, we were up 16-13 at the half and in the second half the wheels just kind of fell off," said Wyoming's quarterback Tyler Vander Waal.

WSU took it from there, scoring 28 points to seal the deal.

Washington State beat Wyoming 41-19 and the Cowboys are now 1-1 on the season. Wyoming will play at Missouri next Saturday.