Formulator Bowl 2018 – Wyoming vs. Southern Miss

Formulator Bowl 2018

It’s time to kickoff bowl season with the first bowl game, Formulator Bowl!  This year’s edition features the Wyoming Cowboys against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles.  

The Line

We asked our friends at MyBookie to set a line for the 2018 Formulator Bowl.  Southern Miss enters the game as a 3 point favorite.

Wyoming Preview

The Cowboys of Wyoming come in 6-6 on the 2018 football season.  They went 4-4 in the Mountain West Conference and have won 4 straight headed to the 2018 Formulator Bowl.

The Cowboys faced a good non-conference schedule though dropping games at Missouri and Washington State.  They finished second in the Mountain Division of the Mountain West behind Boise State.

Wyoming had 6 All-Mountain West performers including three on the first team.

Southern Miss Preview

The Golden Eagles are 6-5 entering Formulator Bowl 2018.  This will be their 12th game as their game with Appalachian State was cancelled earlier in the season.

They finished tied for third in the Conference USA West at 5-3 in conference play.  Southern Miss has had four straight winning seasons.

The Golden Eagles had two first team all-conference players in C-USA amongst 15 honored.

The Game

Southern Miss is the home team on the scoreboard today.  Wyoming won the toss and chose to play defense first.

First Quarter of Formulator Bowl 2018

The game was a defensive slugfest to start.  Four straight three and outs to open Formulator Bowl.  

Southern Miss coughed it up and Wyoming recovered on the Golden Eagles 22 yard line.  They went play-action on the next play for a touchdown!

Southern Miss then led a drive 58 yard drive to set-up a 44 yard field goal for their first score of the game.

Second Quarter of Formulator Bowl 2018

Wyoming kept it on the ground trying to pound away at the stout Southern Miss defense.  They couldn’t move for a score and headed to half with 7 on the scoreboard.

Southern Miss wasn’t moving the ball much until a 74 yard drive in the middle of quarter 2 that saw them hit a deep pass for a 38 yard TD!  The Golden Eagles lead 10-7 at half.

Third Quarter of Formulator Bowl 2018

Both teams seem to have made some halftime adjustments as the ball is moving.  The Cowboys keep the ball on the ground as they put seven more points on the board at the end of the third quarter with a 12 play drive covering 80 yards with 10 rushes for 69 yards.

The Golden Eagles were opening things up with the passing game but could not get across the goal line in quarter 3 settling for a 31 yard field goal to get within a point at 14-13.

Fourth Quarter of Formulator Bowl 2018

Wyoming keeps the clock moving in the fourth quarter as they keep pounding away on the ground.  Midway through the fourth, they faced a crucial fourth and 2 at the 28.  They opted to kick the field goal to go up 17-13.

The Golden Eagles felt the pressure but answered as they hit a 42 yard touchdown over the top of the Wyoming defense to retake the lead 20-17 with just over four minutes left.

The Southern Miss defense was selling out to stop the run, daring Wyoming to pass.  Wyoming hit the right hole and busted a 59 yard run to take the lead 24-20 with 57 seconds remaining in the Formulator Bowl!

Southern Miss starts moving the ball with quick passes knowing they’ve got to get it to the endzone.  From the Cowboys’ 46, the Golden Eagles launch a pass to the endzone but it’s knocked down!  WYOMING WINS THE FORMULATOR BOWL 24-20!

Final Score of Formulator Bowl 2018

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Congratulations Wyoming Cowboys, you are 2018 Formulator Bowl Champions!

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