LAS VEGAS, Nev., -- Wyoming needed a win tonight inside Allegiant Stadium to have any shot of playing in next Month's Mountain West championship game.

So, how did the visitors respond?

* Spotted UNLV 21 first-quarter points

* Fumbled on the second possession of the night

* Punted four times

* Tossed an interception at the goal line

And that was just the first half. The latter was the real killer. After going down by three touchdowns, the Cowboys recovered a fumble on a quarterback-center exchange. Andrew Peasley quickly turned that into points with a 32-yard jaunt into the end zone early in the second quarter.

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A turnover on downs two drives later once again gave Wyoming life.

Peasley and Co. marched 52 yards on 11 plays and wide receiver Wyatt Wieland took a jet sweep into the black paint.



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This was a seven-point game with 2:58 remaining in the second quarter.

The Cowboys again found themselves on the march again on their next offensive possession. That included a 13-yard throw to Treyton Welch, followed by a 28-yard hookup with Wieland. Ayir Asante snagged a six-yard slant pass on a 3rd-and-5, and Wieland rolled up 19 more.

Peasley and Wieland appeared to be locked in.

Then, this happened:

Cam Oliver put a halt to any hope of a comeback with that interception. Wyoming would go quietly into the night, dropping its fourth road game of the season in as many tries. Under Craig Bohl, this program is 18-51 away from home.

The fans are all too familiar. Read what they had to say about this 34-14 loss at UNLV:







University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players

During the summer of 2021, counted down the Top 50 football players in University of Wyoming history, presented by Premier Bone & Joint Centers, Worthy of Wyoming.

The rules are simple: What was the player's impact while in Laramie? That means NFL stats, draft status or any other accolade earned outside of UW is irrelevant when it comes to this list.

This isn't a one-man job. This task called for a panel of experts. Joining 7220's Cody Tucker are Robert GagliardiJared NewlandRyan Thorburn, and Kevin McKinney.

We all compiled our own list of 50 and let computer averages do the work. Think BCS -- only we hope this catalog is fairer.

Don't agree with a selection? Feel free to sound off on our Twitter: @7220sports - #Top50UWFB

Gallery Credit:

- University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players

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