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The Wyoming Cowboys continue to pour it on in the Mountain West Conference football standings.

With Saturday’s 52-28 win over Utah State the Pokes sit 7-2, 5-0 in conference play.

Monday quarterback Josh Allen and redshirt freshman linebacker Logan Wilson were named conference offensive and defensive players of the week.

Head coach Craig Bohl concedes this is turning into the special season in Laramie he envisioned when taking the job.

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“We’re a different football team,” said Bohl. “And I believe we’re 7-2. And that record, a lot of guys have worked really hard and we’re going to do everything we can to get to 8-2.”

Adams added, “We’ve got a group of special guys and we’ve matured tremendously over the past year and every type of situation we’ve been put in. You know, we’ve had some adversity and gone past it and progressed as a team pretty nicely.”

Wilson likes how his teammates are responding to adversity.

“Football is a game of ups and downs,” he said. “There’s adversity and that’s going to happen and how you respond to that says a lot about your team. And I think after they got to 28 points, we responded pretty well. But we don’t want to let them get as many points as they ended up getting. So we gotta try to minimize that.”

Wyoming’s two losses are at Nebraska and at Eastern Michigan by a field goal.

The Cowboys are at UNLV this week televised Saturday on ROOT Sports.