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UW vs Wofford

Wyoming's Keyon Blankenbaker, front, and Ben Wisdorf make their way to the locker room as they arrive at War Memorial Stadium for the Cowboys' game against Wofford on Sept. 15.

Wyoming football takes on the Wofford Terriers on Saturday in its fourth game of the 2018 season. Refresh this page throughout the day for updates on the game.

FINAL SCORE: Wyoming 17, Wofford 14

FOURTH QUARTER: Wofford 14, Wyoming 10

Wofford picked up where it left off when the quarter changed. Faced with a third-and-1, Newman kept the ball and glided into the end zone to regain the lead. Wofford 14, Wyoming 0. (13:06)

Wyoming's next drive began with a 10-yard pass to Price. An Alonzo Velazquez hold negated a first down, and Vander Waal's third-down pass to Price was way long.

The Cowboys appeared to have forced a three-and-out on the next drive, but Wingard was flagged for a late hit after the play, a costly personal foul where he was not even near the ball. The Cowboys still managed to force a punt three plays later, albeit closer to midfield.

Follow @BFoster91 on Twitter for updates on the remainder of the game, as Brandon Foster has headed down to the sidelines. 

THIRD QUARTER: Wyoming 10, Wofford 7

Wofford converted early on with a 3-yard run on third-and-1, and a 29-yard run by Morgan but the Terriers at the Wyoming 25. But Newman tried a pass to the corner of the end zone three plays later that Andrew Wingard picked off.

On the first play of Wyoming's opening second-half drive, center Patrick Arnold went down with an injury. Sophomore Logan Harris replaced him, and the Cowboys got 12 yards on third-and-8 on a pass to Conway across the middle. A sack ended the drive, though, Wofford's third of the day.

Wofford went three and out on the next drive, thanks to a Logan Wilson stuff on third drive. Carter's 56-yard punt put Wyoming back at its own 6.

The Cowboys went three and out, with Valladay unable to convert a third-and-1. The Terriers, meanwhile, got a much-needed 8 yards on a third-and-4 early in the following drive. They then chose to go for it on fourth-and-four, and Newman kept it up the middle for 7 yards.

SECOND QUARTER: Wyoming 10, Wofford 7

Wofford began the second quarter with a first down (Morgan reception, 6 yards) and a hold, giving them a first and 19. The Terriers punted after nearly making up the damage. 

Wyoming's drive ended when it began, as Patrick Arnold's snap was way low and to Vander Waal's left, causing a 22-yard gain. Valladay did pick up 18 of those yards back on a third-down run.

On the second play of Wofford's drive, Youhanna Ghaifan forced a fumble, Sidney Malauulu recovered it and Antonio Hull took Malauulu's handoff deep into Wofford territory.

The Cowboys couldn't find the end zone, though. They got 1 yard on a Valladay run and 6 yards on a Vander Waal. Then, Vander Waal failed to connect with Ismail Jr., and the Cowboys settled for a Cooper Rothe field goal. Wyoming 3, Wofford 0. (8:16)

The Terriers responded with their best drive yet. On third-and-1, Lennox McAfee gained just barely enough. The next play, McAfee broke a 44-yard gain, hurdling Chavez Pownell Jr. The Cowboys gave the Terriers their next penalty on an illegal substitution. Two plays later, Stoddard scored with a 4-yard run. Wofford 7, Wyoming 3. (Q2 4:32)

Valladay got in a groove on the next drive: rushing for 6 and 8 yards and catching a 7-yard ball. On third-and-8, Vander Waal scrambled for 16. Following a 9-yard pass to Conway, he scrambled for 8. After missing a wide-open Price, Vander Waal was rocked for a roughing the passer flag, which moved the chains. On the next play, he connected with Mayfield for a 6-yard touchdown, the first touchdown pass of Vander Waal's college career. Wyoming 10, Wofford 7. (0:49)

Wofford moved the ball 9 yards before deciding to let the remaining seconds run out.

FIRST QUARTER: Wyoming 0, Wofford 0

The Cowboys began the game with the ball and did nothing with it. Following a minus-2 yard rush by Xazavian Valladay, who made his first start, and a three-yard screen to Rocket Ismail Jr., who nearly fumbled, Tyler Vander Waal's third-down throw was way over the head of his intended target. Tim Zaleski's punt was short, leaving Wofford at its 37.

Wofford also went three and out on its first drive, but the punt was far better. Luke Carter's 51-yarder pinned Wyoming at its own 4.

Wyoming picked up its first first down while back against its own end zone. Following a run and short pass to Austin Conway, Conway hauled in a third-down reception from Vander Waal, earning the first down as he fought for extra yards. The Cowboys would punt three plays later, though.

Wofford also got its first first down on the next drive, and it came on the Terriers' first pass of the afternoon, a 16-yarder from Joe Newman to Blake Morgan. Wofford also moved the chains on an 11-yard Andre Stoddard run. But Garrett Crall's third-down sack forced a punt, ending Wyoming's streak of 123 passes without a sack, which dated back to the third quarter of the season opener. 

Valladay took Wyoming's second running back carry of the afternoon for a 5-yard gain to convert on third down. Then the Cowboys used some trickery to gain 15 yards on a James Price double reverse. The Cowboys' drive stalled in Wofford territory, though, and they chose to punt. Zaleski's punt hit a Terrier but was recovered by Wofford at its own 6.

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Brandon Foster is the Star-Tribune's managing editor. He joined the Star-Tribune in 2016 as the University of Wyoming sports reporter after graduating from the University of Missouri and covering Mizzou athletics for two years.

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