The Wyoming Cowboys will travel to Iowa City Iowa Saturday to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes in the season opener for both teams.
The Cowboys will be led by junior quarterback Josh Allen and junior strong safety Andrew Wingard.Â Allen was voted the 2017 MW Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, and Wingard was selected the Preseason Defensive Player of the Year this summer in voting by conference media members.
Allen has been named to four national preseason watch lists entering this season, including watch lists for the Maxwell Award, Davey Oâ€™Brien Award, Walter Camp Award and Manning Award.Â Wingard has been selected to three national watch lists â€“ the Chuck Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Jim Thorpe Award.Â Wingard was also one of the 16 national semifinalists for the 2016 Jim Thorpe Award as a sophomore last season.
The Iowa Hawkeyes feature linebacker Josey Jewell, who has been named to the 2017 Associated Press Preseason First Team All-America team.Â Jewell is on the Bednarik and Nagurski Award watch lists, along with Wingard.Â Jewell is also on the Butkus Award watch list.Â Hawkeye running back Akrum Wadley is on the Maxwell and Doak Walker Award watch lists.
Saturdayâ€™s game will feature two very successful coaches in Wyomingâ€™s Craig Bohl and Iowaâ€™s Kirk Ferentz.Â Bohl was named the Mountain West Coach of the Year last season and won multiple National Coach of the Year awards at the FCS level while at North Dakota State.Â Ferentz is the longest tenured FBS head coach in the nation, entering his 19th season at Iowa in 2017.Â He was named the FBS National Coach of the Year in 2015.
The Wyoming at Iowa game will be broadcast on WyoRadio’s 99.7 JACK-FM (KSIT-FM) beginning at 9:00 a.m. with the pre-game show. Â Kickoff is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Â The game can also be streamed at www.99KSIT.com. Â Free WyoRadio mobile apps are available at Googlpe Play or the App Store.
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