The honors are rolling in after Wyoming's 30-28 upset Saturday of No. 13 Boise State.

Sunday, the Cowboys received five votes in both the Associated Press Top 25 and Amway Coaches polls.

Monday, tight end Jacob Hollister was named the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week, nose tackle Chase Appleby was named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week, Evan Wood was named the Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week, and the Cowboys were selected as the Football Writers Association of America's National Team of the Week.

Hollister, a senior, put up career highs Saturday with six catches, 144 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Five of his catches were of 15 yards or longer.

Appleby, also a senior, had a sack and two tackles for loss against the Broncos. He was responsible for the game-winning points, forcing a safety when he hit Boise State quarterback Brett Rypien for a strip sack late in the fourth quarter. 

This is the first player-of-the-week honor for both Hollister and Appleby. Quarterback Josh Allen, running back Brian Hill and safety Andrew Wingard have also won the award this season. 

Wood had five punts for 232 yards Saturday against Boise State, pinning the Broncos inside their own 20-yard line four times. Three of his punts weren't returned and he had a long of 52 yards. Boise State's average starting field position was its own 16-yard line.

The FWAA team of the week honor came after the Cowboys beat a ranked team for the first time since 2002. Wyoming had never defeated the Broncos and with the win became bowl eligible for the first time since 2011.

The Cowboys have never before received the award, which began in 2002. 

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Brandon Foster reports on University of Wyoming athletics. He joined the Star-Tribune in 2016 after graduating from the University of Missouri and covering Mizzou athletics for two years. A St. Louis native, he lives in Laramie.

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