Wyoming beats UC Davis 45-22
LARAMEI, Wyo. (AP) Brian Hill rushed for 207 yards and two touchdowns, and Josh Allen threw three touchdown passes as Wyoming beat UC Davis 45-22 Saturday.
It is the sixth time Hill has rushed for more than 200 yards in a game during his three-year college career. He is now ranked third on Wyoming's all-time rushing list.
Hill carried the ball 25 times for an average of 8.3 yards per carry as the Cowboys (2-1) gashed the Aggies defense for 274 rushing yards.
Allen completed 11 of 15 passes for 198 yards. He had TD passes of 16, 39 and 37 yards to three different receivers.
UC Davis (1-2) was led by Ben Scott, who completed 18 of 31 passes for 178 yards and a touchdown before leaving the game in the fourth quarter with an injury to his left leg. He also had one interception.
After throwing five interceptions and fumbling once the previous week at Nebraska, Allen needed to bounce back for his own sake and for the team. On Wyoming's first possession against UC Davis, Allen connected for 17 yards to Jacob Hollister and on a 16-yard TD to Tanner Gentry. Allen lost a fumble in the second quarter that safety Keleen Culberson returned 21 yards for a score. But he ended the day with no interceptions and no more fumbles while tossing three TD passes.
UC Davis entered the game averaging 504.5 yards of total offense thanks to running back Manusamoa Luuga, who averaged 120.5 yards a game, and Scott, who was averaging 342 yards passing a contest. However, against the Cowboys defense, the yards didn't come so easily as the Aggies managed just 74 yards on the ground and Scott was held to 178 yards total passing.
Wyoming: The Cowboys spend the next two weekends on the road, beginning with a non-conference visit to Eastern Michigan. It will be Wyoming's second game this season against a member of the Mid-American Conference. In the first game this season, the Cowboys beat Northern Illinois 40-34 in triple overtime.
UC Davis: The Aggies open Big Sky Conference play at home next Saturday when they host Weber State. The Aggies and Wildcats are 2-2 in their all-time series with Weber State winning 23-3 last season.
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