Wyoming was dominated on the road by Illinois, falling at the Big Ten team 38-6. It took the Illini just 2 plays and :41 to score after a 60-yd return on the opening kickoff, and they led 17-3 at the half.
Wyoming is inexperienced, with 9 starters among 19 new players, and it showed at times on both sides of the ball.
Illinois outgained the Cowboys 477-212 and held them to 1-12 on 3rd Down conversions. Chase Brown scored 3 touchdowns and rushed for 151 yards and Tommy DeVito completed 27 of 37 passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns in his debut,
Wyoming quarterback Andrew Peasley completed just 6 of 21 passes for 40 yards in his debut, although he did run for 76. Titus Swen led Wyoming with 98 yards rushing on 17 carries.
The Cowboys open the home portion of their schedule next Saturday hosting Tulsa at 1:30 p.m. MT in a contest on FS1