The Mountain West Conference announced its Players of the Week on Monday, and Wyoming true freshman place-kicker John Hoyland was honored as the MW Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the first college game of his career.
Hoyland was a perfect 4 for 4 in field goals and 2 for 2 in PATs on Saturday at Nevada. Hoyland connected from 27 and 36 yards in the first half to keep the game a one score game (14-6) at halftime.
Hoyland’s third field goal came with only 23 seconds remaining in the game. He came in the game in the pressure-packed situation and converted from 42 yards out to tie the game at 31-31.
The fourth field goal attempt for the freshman came in the first overtime from 38 yards to give Wyoming its first lead of the game at 34-31.