Freshman kicker Hoyland Mountain West Conference Special Teams Player of Week

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Posted at 6:15 AM, Oct 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-31 08:20:57-04

(Editor's note: UW Athletics release)

LARAMIE, Wyo - Wyoming freshman place-kicker John Hoyland was honored as the Mountain West Conference Special Teams Player of the Week after his performance in the first college game of his career last Saturday.

Hoyland was a perfect 4-4 in field goals and 2-2 in point-after-touchdown attempts at Nevada. Hoyland connected from 27 and 36 yards in the first half to keep the game a one score game (14-6) at halftime.

Hoyland's third field goal came with only 23 seconds remaining in the game. He came in the game in the pressure-packed situation and converted from 42 yards out to tie the game at 31-31.

The fourth field goal attempt for the freshman came in the first overtime from 38 yards to give Wyoming its first lead of the game at 34-31.