After watching a tough Wyoming team that had previously competed in all of their games this season (especially putting up a good fight with Utah and Air Force), I started cruising the Wyoming sites to see what their players had to say after going through the same thing we just went through against TCU - getting blown out at home. I found a post-game series of interview clips on the Casper Tribune site. The video is titled "UW post game reaction" and is 15 minutes long with the head coach and several players. They all kept repeating that "we just didn't execute." Which I find interesting, because this is the same line BYU keeps citing after our blowouts.
The two most interesting comments came from Marcell Gipson at the 8:55 mark and Zach Bolger at the 13:24 mark. Marcell, a cornerback, said, "I thought we was gonna win the game." He repeated that even after the first couple of touchdowns, he still thought they were going to win the game. He also said, "I felt like athletically, we was more athletic than them." This comment blew me away. He followed it with, "We just didn't execute." Zach Bolger, a wide receiver, said that BYU's defense switched up their looks and this caused some confusion. It led to pressure and this led to the QB throwing to guys that weren't really the first option.
I believe the Wyoming players were frustrated because they had run into a superior game plan today. Jaime did a good job mixing things up and blitzing, and Anae ran a great balanced attack today with a lot of shorter passes. One of the cornerbacks in that 15 minute clip - I think it was Marcell Gipson - repeatedly said how accurate Max Hall was. He said their coverage was good, but he just put the ball in there perfect. Hats off to Max with a stellar game. Hats off to Anae for putting him in great situations.