Cowboys quarterback Brett Smith has completed 11 of 16 passes for two touchdowns and 141 yards in the first quarter, and the Cowboys went six-for-six on third-down conversion attempts. Meanwhile, Colorado St. has held the ball for only 5:51 compared to Wyoming's 9:09.
Smith found Chris McNeill for a 26-yard touchdown pass after about three minutes to make it 7-0 Cowboys. The Rams answered on the first play of the ensuing drive, with quarterback Conner Smith hitting Thomas Coffman for a 75-yard touchdown hookup to even the score.
Brett Smith delivered a 16-yard touchdown strike to Brandon Miller with seven minutes remaining to put Wyoming back up 14-7. With 3:27 left in the quarter and the Rams threatening, Cowboys cornerback Blair Brown picked off a pass at the Wyoming 1 and returned it all the way for a touchdown, giving Wyoming the 21-7 advantage at the quarter break.