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Utah football: Wyoming not deterred from post-season goal

Utah football: Wyoming not deterred from post-season goal

By Robert Jackson, KSL.com Sports Writer | Posted - Oct. 13, 2010 at 12:56 p.m.



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LARAMIE -- Having already played one of the toughest schedules in college football, the Wyoming Cowboys will face their 4th top 10 opponent in their first seven games when the 10th ranked Utah Utes travel to Laramie for a Mountain West Conference showdown on Saturday.

"Very difficult schedule for us," Wyoming Head Coach Dave Christensen said. "We've played the No. 1 (TCU), 2 (Boise State) and 6 (Texas) ranked defenses in the country."

The direct result of playing those top defensive teams? Wyoming is currently 120th nationally (out of 120 teams) in rushing yards (69.2 YPG) and 118th in points per game (12.5). Things don't get any easier for the Cowboys (2-4, 0-2 MWC) as the 10th ranked Utah defense rolls into War Memorial Stadium.


"We've closed the books on the first six weeks," Christensen said. "We are looking forward to our final six games, with one ranked team as opposed to four."

"We've closed the books on the first six weeks," Christensen said. "We are looking forward to our final six games, with one ranked team as opposed to four."

"Our No. 1 goal is never going to change, and that's to play in the postseason. If we win all six, we'll play in the postseason. If we win five, we'll play in the postseason. If we win four, we'll play in the postseason."

Wyoming sophomore starting quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels, who didn't play last week at No. 4 TCU and didn't make the trip with an undisclosed injury, has been cleared to play.

"He will definitely play. He is 100% and ready to go".

Kickoff for the Utes and Cowboys is set for Saturday at 4 pm. You can follow the live game blog on ksl.com beginning at 3:30.

Robert Jackson Sports Writer

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