Austin Conway

University of Wyoming wide receiver Austin Conway, center, carries the ball past Wofford defenders during the first quarter of the Cowboys' 17-14 victory Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.

It wasn't always pretty.

Bt with the University of Wyoming trailing Wofford 14-10 with 2 minutes to go, UW redshirt freshman quarterback Tyler Vander Waal led the Cowboys on a game-winning drive, marching UW 80 yards to score with 17 seconds to play for a 17-14 win over Wofford. The winning play was a 9-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Vander Waal to Raghib Ismail Jr.

The winning drive came after the Wyoming defense forced a Terriers punt with 1:59 to go.

UW redshirt freshman quarterback Tyler Vander Waal started the drive with a 15-yard completion to Ismail. Completions of 12, 16 and 15 yards moved the ball to the Wofford 25 with just under a minute to play.

UW converted a 4th-and-5 play on a 10-yard pass from Vander Waal to Xazavian Valladay to the Wofford 9.

After an incompletion, Vander Waal hit Ismail on a crossing route and the junior transfer dove into the end zone with the winning score.

Vander Waal finished the game 25 of 42 passing for 224 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. The 25 completions are the second-most in the Craig Bohl era, behind only 30 by Cameron Coffman in 2015.

His favorite target was Austin Conway with 11 receptions for 89 yards.

Valladay led UW on the ground with 57 yards. UW played without its top two running backs Nico Evans and Jevon Bigelow due to injuries.

UW finished with 313 yards of total offense while Wofford had 294.

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