Wyoming clawed its manner all the way in which again from an early 17-point deficit to earn a 35-33 extra time victory towards Texas Tech in Laramie, Wyo., on Saturday evening within the season opener for each groups.
Sam Scott bulled in for a two-point conversion for the game-winning factors moments after Wyoming quarterback Andrew Peasley zipped an 11-yard landing throw to tight finish John Michael Gyllenborg on fourth-and-7.
Earlier than the Cowboys scored, Texas Tech quarterback Tyler Shough floated a 15-yard landing move to Jerand Bradley on the primary possession of the second additional interval, however the move on the two-point attempt fell incomplete ultimately zone to go away the door open for the Cowboys.
The frenzied end allowed Wyoming to finish a comeback from a 17-0 first-quarter deficit.
The Crimson Raiders, who acquired votes within the preseason AP ballot, got here out clicking to construct a fast lead. They churned out 102 yards and two TDs within the recreation’s preliminary 5:35 whereas the Cowboys struggled with a pair of turnovers.
However the Wyoming protection adjusted and the remainder of the primary half was a battle for Texas Tech, which ran 24 performs for 102 yards and three factors after the early journeys to the top zone.
In the meantime, the Cowboys settled in and chipped away when John Hoyland related on a 56-yard subject objective and Peasley threw a 4-yard TD move to Caleb Driskill to make it 17-10.
Wyoming managed a lot of the second half and took a 20-17 lead on Hoyland’s 31-yarder with 8:58 left in regulation.
Scoreless for the reason that early onslaught, the Crimson Raiders pulled even at 20-20 when Gino Garcia booted a 27-yard subject objective with 41 seconds to go in regulation after he had missed three kicks that might have prolonged Texas Tech’s lead.
Each groups produced touchdowns on third-down runs within the first additional session to arrange the ultimate drama.
Peasley typified the gritty efficiency by the underdog Cowboys by finishing 18 of 34 passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns. Shough threw for 338 yards and three scores on 31-for-47 passing, however the Crimson Raiders’ working recreation struggled with solely 93 yards on 33 makes an attempt.
—Discipline Stage Media