Summarized by Kent Larsen
BYU Gets Trounced By Wyoming
Salt Lake Tribune 14Nov99 S3
By Michael C. Lewis: Salt Lake Tribune
LARAMIE, WYOMING -- BYU remains just one win away from clinching the
first Mountain West Conference title in football, after loosing 31-17 to
Wyoming in what can only be called a disaster. BYU's team simply was
unable to hang on to the ball at key points in the game. The Cougars
lost one of four fumbles at the Wyoming 1-yard line, threw an
interception at the 8-yard line and failed to connect on a touchdown
pass in the endzone.
In spite of the problems, quarterback Kevin Feterik threw for more
yardage and completed more passes than the Cowboy's Jay Stoner, and
reached 5th place on BYU's all-time quarterback yardage list, passing
both Steve Young and Marc Wilson. Still, the offense managed almost no
yards rushing and the defense couldn't keep the Cowboy's from scoring.
In the AP poll, BYU dropped to 19th place, sinking any hope of going to
a more prestigious bowl than the Liberty Bowl that the Mountain West
Conference champion is automatically invited to attend. And a loss to
arch-rival Utah next Saturday would even place that bid in jeopardy.