The Nebraska Cornhuskers battle the Wyoming Cowboys Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Here are five Wyoming Cowboys to watch.
1) Brett Smith, QB: The Wyoming offense is led by junior quarterback Brett Smith. Smith is coming off of a big 2012 season where he put up big numbers for the Cowboys. Despite missing two games last year, Smith still put up 2,832 yards through the air and added 27 touchdowns. He will challenge Nebraska’s defensive backs early and often this weekend.
2) D.J. May, RB: The sophomore running back played well when he saw the field last season, rushing for 369 yards on 77 carries and one touchdown. May could help balance the Cowboy’s pass heavy attack this season if given the opportunity. He will likely contribute on Wyoming’s special teams unit as a return man.
3) Robert Herrin, WR: Herrin will be one of the go to receivers that Brett Smith targets against Nebraska. Herrin averaged over 21 yards per catch for the Cowboys in 2012 and also grabbed eight touchdowns. The senior receiver will be a good test for Nebraska’s defensive backs in the first game of the season.
4) Dominic Rufran, WR: Rufran is another receiver that we will see a lot of this weekend. The junior had a productive 2012 with 39 receptions for 529 yards and five touchdowns. With Herrin on the other side of the field, it will free up Rufran to make some big grabs for Wyoming.
5) Blair Burns, CB: Burns is Wyoming’s returning leader in tackles, and he will probably have to make several on Saturday. It’s not like he is an elite player, but if last year’s defensive stats for the Cowboys are an indication, Burns is likely the last line of defense between the line of scrimmage and the end zone. He will likely lead Wyoming in tackles again this weekend, and will probably need an oxygen mask to make it through the game.