Peasley, Hoyland Earn MWC Weekly Honors


University of Wyoming Cowboy junior quarterback Andrew Peasley was selected as the Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday for his performance in leading Wyoming to a 40-37 double-overtime home win over Tulsa last Saturday.

With the Cowboys trailing by 10 points, 24-34, with 14:54 remaining in the game, Peasley guided the Cowboys on two scoring drives in the fourth quarter to send the game to overtime.

Peasley completed 20 of 30 passes (66.7 percent) for 256 yards, 2 TD passes and 0 interceptions on the day. His touchdown passes went for 48 and 51 yards. The 51-yarder came with 6:19 remaining in the game to tie the game at 34-34 and force overtime.

He also led Wyoming in rushing with 45 yards and he accounted for 301 yards of total offense. Peasley guided the Cowboys on six offensive scoring drives and accounted for 12 of Wyoming’s 17 first downs (10 passing and 2 rushing). He also connected with eight different receivers on the day.

Peasley is a native of La Grande, Ore., where he played at La Grande High School. He is in his first season at Wyoming after transferring from Utah State University this past offseason.

This is Peasley’s second Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week award of his career. He also earned the award in the 2020 when he guided Utah State to a victory over New Mexico.

On Monday, Wyoming Cowboy place-kicker John Hoyland was named the Mountain West Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance last Saturday in a 40-37 double-overtime home win over Tulsa.

Hoyland tied a career high with four field goals in helping the Wyoming Cowboys to the victory over American Athletic Conference member Tulsa.

He kicked a career long 55-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to pull Wyoming to within a touchdown at 27-34. Hoyland also kicked a clutch 25-yard field goal in the first overtime to force a second overtime.

In the second overtime, Hoyland scored the winning field goal from 30 yards out to give the Cowboys their 40-37 win.

Hoyland was a perfect 4 of 4 in PATs and was 4 of 5 in field goals with his only miss being a 44-yard field goal that hit the right upright in the fourth quarter, but he came back to make both of his overtime field goals after that miss to secure the Cowboys’ victory.

In addition, Hoyland’s seven kickoffs resulted in six touchbacks and only one kickoff return for 21 yards.

The sophomore from Broomfield, Colo., where he played at Legacy High School earned Second Team All-Mountain West Conference honors in 2020, and he was named to the 2020 Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) Freshman All-America team.

This is Hoyland’s second Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week award of his career. He also earned the award in the 2020 season opener at Nevada.