Timeline

1. After a scoreless first quarter, University of Wyoming redshirt sophomore running back Xazavian Valladay broke free on a 29-yard run down the sideline that set up the Cowboys in CSU territory. Following a targeting call on the Rams, redshirt sophomore quarterback Tyler Vander Waal snuck it in from 1 yard out on third down for a touchdown.

2. Colorado State responded with a 7-minute, 75-yard drive of its own that was marred by personal fouls on both teams. Warren Jackson capped off the drive with a 4-yard touchdown reception from Patrick O’Brien to tie the game at 7-7.

3. Following a huge fourth-down stand from Wyoming’s defense, true freshman quarterback Levi Williams scored his first-career touchdown on a 1-yard sneak to give the Pokes a 14-7 lead.

4. Cooper Rothe hit a 48-yard field goal in the fourth to make it a 17-7 game and effectively put the contest out of reach.

Turning point

In third quarter, Wyoming’s defense stuffed O’Brien on a sneak attempt. True freshman quarterback Levi Williams scored from 1 yard out to give the Pokes a lead and swing momentum.

Stats within the stats

Cowboys freshman quarterback Levi Williams’ first career touchdown went for 1 yard.

UW senior kicker Cooper Rothe’s final career field goal at War Memorial Stadium went for 48 yards. He became the school’s all-time leading scorer during the victory.

The Cowboys have now won their past four meetings with Colorado State.

Michael Katz is a writer for WyoSports. He can be reached at mkatz@wyosports.net or 307-755-3325. Follow him on Twitter at @MichaelLKatz.

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