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Terry lifts Wyoming past Weber St., 29-22

Sep 15, 2009 - 9:37 PM By BOB MOEN Associated Press Writer

LARAMIE, Wyo.(AP) -- Darius Terry rushed for two touchdowns in Wyoming's new no-huddle, spread offense to beat Weber State 29-22 Saturday and give former Missouri offensive coordinator Dave Christensen his first win as head coach of the Cowboys.

Christensen, who was hired last winter to rejuvenate an anemic Cowboy offense, didn't disappoint as Wyoming easily exceeded its 2008 per-game production for points scored and total yards.

The Cowboys (1-0) more than doubled last year's 12.7 average points per game - worst among the 119 major college teams - and their 434 yards of total offense against Weber State surpassed the team's 296 yards in 2008.

Wyoming receiver David Leonard, who had seven catches for 87 yards, said he had a "great time" with the up-tempo offense.

"I think it wore down the defense quite a bit," he said.

Christensen said he was pleased with the win but thought the offense could have put more points on the board. Wyoming failed to convert on two possessions that started deep in Weber State territory in the third quarter.

"That's a little disheartening, but we'll work on that; we'll improve," Christensen said.

Christensen's new offensive scheme paid off immediately as Wyoming marched 88 yards in eight plays and scored on its first possession on freshman Alvester Alexander's 44-yard touchdown run. It was Alexander's first collegiate carry.

Terry, who had 99 rushing yards and two receptions for 15 yards, scored on a 2-yard run in the second quarter and a 1-yard run in the third.

Austin McCoy added three field goals - two from 25 yards and one from 22 - to complete Wyoming's scoring.

Christensen rotated his quarterback position between junior college transfer Robert Benjamin and freshman Austyn Carta-Samuels. Carta-Samuels completed eight of 17 passes for 101 yards, while Benjamin was eight of 14 for 87 yards.

Weber State (0-1), expected to be one of the top teams in the Football Championship Subdivision, was led by Cameron Higgins, who passed for 322 yards and three TDs - 36 yards to Tim Toone, 4 yards to Cody Nakamura and 13 yards to Joe Collins. But Higgins also threw five interceptions, with freshman safety Shamiel Gary picking off three passes for Wyoming.

"They were a lot more disciplined than we were and didn't make the kind of mistakes we did," Weber State coach Ron McBride said.

The Wildcats are now 3-41 against teams in the upper division.






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    Weber State 22, Wyoming 29  FinalSep 6 2:05 AM
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    Weber State 22, Wyoming 29  FinalSep 6 1:46 AM


  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    WEBER ST 7 0 0 15 22
    WYOMING 7 9 7 6 29 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: WYOMING - TD, ALVESTER ALEXANDER 44
    YD RUN (AUSTIN MCCOY KICK),
    4:43. WYOMING 7-0
    WEBER ST - TD, TIM TOONE 36 YD PASS
    FROM CAMERON HIGGINS (MIKE
    SNOY KICK), 5:38. WEBER ST 7-7
    2ND QUARTER: WYOMING - FG,

    Sep 5 6:16 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD WEBER ST
    JOE COLLINS 13 YD PASS FROM CAMERON HIGGINS
    (MIKE SNOY KICK)
    WEBER ST 22
    WYOMING 29 0:38 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Weber State 22, Wyoming 29  4th - 0:38Sep 5 6:16 PM
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    Weber State 22, Wyoming 29  4th - 0:38Sep 5 6:16 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG WYOMING
    AUSTIN MCCOY 25 YD
    WEBER ST 15
    WYOMING 29 1:50 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Weber State 15, Wyoming 29  4th - 1:50Sep 5 6:06 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD WEBER ST
    CODY NAKAMURA 4 YD PASS FROM CAMERON HIGGINS
    (TREVYN SMITH RUN FOR TWO-POINT CONVERSION)
    WEBER ST 15
    WYOMING 26 4:20 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Weber State 15, Wyoming 26  4th - 4:20Sep 5 6:00 PM


  • NCAAF
    WEBER ST 7
    WYOMING 26 9:45 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Weber State 7, Wyoming 26  4th - 9:45Sep 5 5:45 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    WEBER ST 7 0 0 7
    WYOMING 7 9 7 23 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: WYOMING - TD, ALVESTER ALEXANDER 44
    YD RUN (AUSTIN MCCOY KICK),
    4:43. WYOMING 7-0
    WEBER ST - TD, TIM TOONE 36 YD PASS
    FROM CAMERON HIGGINS (MIKE
    SNOY KICK), 5:38. WEBER ST 7-7
    2ND QUARTER: W

    Weber State 7, Wyoming 23  End of 3rdSep 5 5:45 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG WYOMING
    AUSTIN MCCOY 25 YD
    WEBER ST 7
    WYOMING 26 9:45 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Weber State 7, Wyoming 26  4th - 9:45Sep 5 5:45 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD WYOMING
    DARIUS TERRY 1 YD RUN
    (AUSTIN MCCOY KICK)
    WEBER ST 7
    WYOMING 23 13:12 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Weber State 7, Wyoming 23  3rd - 13:12Sep 5 5:10 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    WEBER ST 7 0 7
    WYOMING 7 9 16 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: WYOMING - TD, ALVESTER ALEXANDER 44
    YD RUN (AUSTIN MCCOY KICK),
    4:43. WYOMING 7-0
    WEBER ST - TD, TIM TOONE 36 YD PASS
    FROM CAMERON HIGGINS (MIKE
    SNOY KICK), 5:38. WEBER ST 7-7
    2ND QUARTER: WYOMING

    Sep 5 4:55 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD WYOMING
    DARIUS TERRY 2 YD RUN
    (PAT FAILED)
    WEBER ST 7
    WYOMING 16 5:31 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Weber State 7, Wyoming 16  2nd - 5:31Sep 5 4:25 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG WYOMING
    AUSTIN MCCOY 22 YD
    WEBER ST 7
    WYOMING 10 12:39 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Weber State 7, Wyoming 10  2nd - 12:39Sep 5 4:25 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD WEBER ST
    TIM TOONE 36 YD PASS FROM CAMERON HIGGINS
    (MIKE SNOY KICK)
    WEBER ST 7
    WYOMING 7 9:22 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Weber State 7, Wyoming 7  1st - 9:22Sep 5 4:25 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD WYOMING
    ALVESTER ALEXANDER 44 YD RUN
    (AUSTIN MCCOY KICK)
    WEBER ST 0
    WYOMING 7 10:17 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Weber State 0, Wyoming 7  1st - 10:17Sep 5 4:25 PM


  • NCAAF
    WEBER ST 7
    WYOMING 10 12:39 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Weber State 7, Wyoming 10  2nd - 12:39Sep 5 4:05 PM


  • SCORING SUMMARY

    Weber State 7, Wyoming 7  End of 1stSep 5 4:05 PM