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Cowboys battle Nevada to force OT but fall short Saturday 37-34 in season opener

“Cowboys show incredible heart in 37-34 overtime loss in season opener at Nevada” (Wyoming Cowboy Football, Facebook)

October 25, 2020

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The University of Wyoming Cowboys battled back from a 6-14 deficit at the half against Nevada Saturday in the Mountain West Conference season opener in Reno, but came up short in overtime for a final score of 37-34.

Nevada’s Carson Strong threw his fourth touchdown pass, a nine-yarder to Romeo Doubs in overtime. to clinch the victory.

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Strong was 39-of-52 passing for 420 yards. Cole Turner had seven receptions for 119 yards with two touchdowns. Doubs finished with 12 catches for 117 yards. Cowboys quarterback Sean Chambers was taken out early in the first due a leg injury.

Trailing 28-6 with 3:26 left in the third quarter, Levi Williams led the Cowboys on three consecutive scoring drives. Williams had touchdown runs of 21 and 8 yards, and threw a 21-yard TD pass Gunner Gentry as Wyoming tied it at 28 with 8:30 to play.

On the Cowboys’ next series, Berdale Robins intercepted a Williams pass and Brandon Talton put the Wolf Pack ahead with a 26-yard field goal with 3:26 remaining.

John Hoyland made four field goals for Wyoming, including a 42-yarder with 23 seconds remaining and a 38-yarder in overtime.

Williams finished 16-of-31 for 227 yards.

Attendance was limited to 250 to accommodate families of student-athletes and coaches at 27,000-seat Mackay Stadium. The Mountain West Conference is playing a conference-only schedule of eight games during the regular season.

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