UW vs. Missouri game - Chambers

Wyoming quarterback Sean Chambers stiff arms Missouri's Joshuah Bledsoe on his way to a 75-yard touchdown run during their game Aug. 31 at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.

112.5 Another game, and another week where a defense had no answer for Sean Chambers’ running ability. Last week against Missouri, Wyoming’s redshirt freshman quarterback ran for 120 yards on just 12 carries, including a 75-yard touchdown that stands as the longest run of his young career. Chambers has now eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark in all four career games he’s played that he didn’t have to leave because of an injury. He averaged 112.5 rushing yards in those games.

10 Chambers and the rest of Wyoming’s offense will go up against one of the most experienced defenses they’ll see all season in Texas State. The Bobcats have their top 10 tacklers back from last season. Highlighting the unit is one of the Sun Belt’s most productive linebacker tandems in Bryan London II and Nikolas Daniels, who finished first and second in the league with 109 and 108 tackles last season, respectively. Texas State was overwhelmed by Texas A&M’s offensive talent in its opener, but the Bobcats finished 53rd nationally in yards allowed last season.

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2.7 Wyoming gave up 537 total yards in its opener against Missouri, but the Cowboys’ defense didn’t give up much on the ground. The Tigers had 114 rushing yards but needed 42 carries to get there. That averages out to just 2.7 yards per carry. It seems like a matchup that benefits Wyoming this week after Texas State had an even harder time running the ball against A&M. The Bobcats netted just 8 rushing yards last week.

4 Texas State is still trying to sort out its quarterback position after Tyler Vitt and Gresch Jensen struggled to throw the ball to their teammates in the Bobcats’ opener. Vitt got the start against A&M, and Jensen wasn’t much better. The two combined to throw four interceptions and combined for just 211 passing yards. Now they’ll go up against a Wyoming defense that intercepted Kelly Bryant once and forced three turnovers in the Cowboys’ win over Missouri.

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Davis Potter is the University of Wyoming athletics reporter. An Alabama native and 2011 Auburn University graduate, Potter joined the Star-Tribune in 2018 after five years covering Ole Miss and the Southeastern Conference. He lives in Laramie.

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