The Wyoming Cowboys are going to need a second half comeback to defeat the Temple Owls in the 2011 New Mexico Bow now that they are down 28-7 at halftime. The Cowboys and the Owls exchanged touchdowns within seconds of each other in the final minute of the first half.
Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith led the Cowboys on an 11-play, 62-yard drive that was capped with a 21-yard strike from Smith to Josh Dotson. However, on Temple's first play from the line of scrimmage on the next drive, quarterback Chris Coyer threw a deep pass to Rod Streater for a 61-yard touchdown pass.
Smith is 9-of-14 for 78 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions (the second one coming on the last play of the first half). He also leads the Cowboys with 55 rushing yards.
Temple running back Bernard Pierce scored the first two Owls touchdowns and has 12 carries for 53 yards. Temple has 278 total yards to Wyoming's 160.