LARAMIE, Wyo. — Handing the ball to Milo Hall and handing the ball to Trey Woods are two different tasks. Hall is a 5-foot-8 scatback, while Woods is a 6-foot-3 downhill runner.
“I mean, you kind of have to make sure you know who you have back there,” said Wyoming backup quarterback Nick Smith, who handed the ball to Woods on each of his three snaps Saturday. “Especially for me and (starting quarterback Josh Allen). We’re tall guys. We have to get down a little bit and make sure we have a clean exchange with (Milo).
“We practice it so much where, OK, I kind of know almost by muscle memory where I need to be with Milo, and with Trey, it’s the same deal. You just have to make sure you know who’s back there.”
That distinction will be important going forward. Head coach Craig Bohl said Monday that Hall — who graduated from Cherry Creek High School — and Woods are expected to get the majority of the carries in Wyoming’s rushing attack.
“I think what we’re really looking at is probably getting into where you’ve got two guys that are going to get most of the carries,” Bohl said. “Certainly Kellen (Overstreet) is going to do some things, and our next running back Nico (Evans) is going to be in there as well, but we’re going to really try to have (a) predetermined running attack for Milo and Trey.”
Wyoming entered the season planning to use a committee of Hall, Overstreet and Evans at running back. The run game has stagnated early, however, and Woods has moved his way up the depth chart.
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Source:: The Denver Post