Cowboy’s Muma MW Defensive Player of the Week

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Wyoming Cowboys linebacker Chad Muma (48) on defense against the Colorado State Rams this past Saturday at War Memorial Stadium. Photo Credit: Troy Babbitt-UW Media-Athletics

November 8, 2021 — Today, Wyoming Cowboy linebacker Chad Muma was named the Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his performance last Saturday in a 31-17 home win over Colorado State. Muma led Wyoming with 11 tackles and one interception in the game. His 11 total tackles were one more than his season average of 9.9 tackles per game that ranks him No. 10 in the nation.

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Of Muma’s 11 tackles, eight were for five yards or fewer, and five of those were for three yards or less, including tackles for 1 yard, 1 yard, 2 yards, 2 yards, 3 yards, 4 yards, 5 yards, and 5 yards.

The Cowboy linebacker helped Wyoming limit Colorado State to only 17 points in the game, seven points under CSU’s season average.  Muma and his Wyoming defensive mates also held the Rams to 357 total yards, which was 47 yards under their season average.

Muma is also one of 16 national semifinalists for this year’s Butkus Award that honors the nation’s best linebacker as well as one of 18 national semifinalists for the 2021 Chuck Bednarik Award that is presented annually to the outstanding defensive player in college football.

This was Muma’s second Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week award of this season and second of his career.