Cowboys, Cowboys, Cowboys; Wyoming wins Arizona Bowl 38-17

Head Coach Craig Bohl holds aloft the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl trophy after Wyoming beats Georgia State 38-17. Wyotoday photo by Cody Beers

The Wyoming Cowboys defeated the Georgia State Panthers in the New Years Eve Arizona Bowl in Tucson in a dominating performance.

Sophomore running back Xazavian Valladay was named the Offensive MVP and senior safety Alijah Halliburton earned Defensive MVP honors. Head Coach Craig Bohl holds aloft the Arizona Bowl Troohy. photo by Cody Beers

Scoring Summary:

Cowboys take the lead at the Arizona Bowl after getting a turnover and an 18-yard pass from Levi Williams to Austin Conway. Pokes 10, Panthers 7.

TD Cowboys! Williams to Valladay, 8 yards, PAT Rothe. Wyoming 17, Georgia State 7

Field Goal by Georgia State, Wyoming 17, GaSt. 10 – Second Qtr

Williams to Everhardt, 33 yards, Touchdown Wyoming! PAT Rothe, Score just before half-time (0:32) is Wyoming 24, Georgia State 10.

Arizona Bowl Update: Xazavian Valladay with long pass reception from Levi Williams, Pokes First and Goal at the one yard line. Next play, Valladay rush for a TD Wyoming! Pokes now lead in the third 31-10. 8:12 left in Third.


Georgia State comes right back and answers, 7:43 left Third, Wyoming 31, Georgia State 17.

Xazavian Valladay with a big run down to the GSU 4 yard line. First and Goal Pokes. Xazavian now 22 carries for 130 yards. Holding Penalty, Wyoming, their first of game, now at the 14. Face Mask Penalty Panthers, Pokes 1st and Goal from the Six. Next play, QB Levi Williams carries for the TD! Rothe PAT. Now Wyoming 38, Georgia State 17. 1:38 left in the third!

Solomon Byrd, defensive back, leads the celebration as time ran out at the Arizona Bowl. Wyotoday photo by Cody Beers

Wyoming Wins!

Wyoming finishes 8-5 on the year, second consecutive bowl game win.
Xazavian Valladay, 22 carries for 204 yards in dominating performance. Pokes roll up 528 yards of total offense, 234 through the air, and 278 on the ground.

Fullback Jeff Burroughs gets a carry late in the game (#34) Photo by Cody Beers

Wyotoday video by Cody Beers

Cowboy Defense makes a stop: Wyotoday Video by Cody Beers