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BYU 10, Wyoming 7

War Memorial Stadium, Laramie, WY

3rd largest crowd in history (25,398)

Bill Ring (#35) replaced inj. Todd Christensen and rushed for 98 yds

WYM lost 7 of 9 FUM, 1 INT...BYU threw 6 picks...defense saved the day...Soph Marc Wilson & nation's #1 passing attack struggled

Dev Duke 27-yd FG in 2nd gave BYU 10-7 lead...within first three mins, Mekeli Ieremia out with separated shoulder, could miss AZ and UT...Todd Christensen out with sprained knee, little practice during week

Wilson 13 yd TD to Tod Thompson early 2nd

Wilson 2nd half = 1/6, 3 INT

Christensen left game with 57 mins left

Wym used two rare passes to get into scoring pos (Don Clayton to Wilson 29 yds, and to Baginski for 29), then Myron Hardeman 11 yds off left tackle...Wyoming like Oreg State & Okl St in Tangerine, adjusted to BYU passing, Wilson (unlike Nielsen) played into their hands, extra protection but everyone covered...didn't go deep often, one to John VanDerWouden was finger-tipped and that was all..Wyoming double covered flat

Edwards admitted he was glad to have this one off the schedule, he had done what few thought he could and beat Colorado State and Wym on road


1st Quarter

No Scoring

2nd Quarter

BYU: Thompson 13 yard pass from Wilson (Duke kick)

BYU: Duke 27 yard field goal

3rd Quarter

WY: Hardeman 11 yard run (Smith kick)

4th Quarter

No Scoring


  • "Pokes plugged Y. air lanes." Miller, Hack. Deseret News. 24 Oct 1977.
  • Palm Beach Post. 23 Oct 1977.