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True freshman quarterback to start for Cowboys in Arizona Bowl

Levi Williams (UW photo)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — University of Wyoming head football coach Craig Bohl has confirmed that true freshman Levi Williams will start at quarterback for the Cowboys in The NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl on New Year’s Eve.

Coach Bohl made the announcement during his pregame press conference on Monday, December 30th.

When asked why Williams was getting the nod as the starting job, Coach Bohl said “Since he has come off of our scout team several weeks ago he has really embraced our offense and is a bright young man. He did have an advantage as he was an early enrollee out of high school and did spring football with us and has done a great job.”

The Cowboy’s quarterback situation has been unsettled since started Sean Chambers was ruled out for the season after he suffered a knee injury during Wyoming’s victory against Nevada on October 26th.

Before his injury Chambers had led the Cowboys to a 6-2 record and had thrown for 915 yards and seven touchdowns to only three interceptions. Wyoming had gone just 1-3 in their last four games since he was lost for the reason and finished with a 7-5 overall record.

This will be Williams first ever start at QB for Wyoming.

Wyoming is facing off in The NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl against The Georgia State Panthers (7-5) on December 31st, in Tucson, Arizona at 2:30 MST.

This is the third bowl game that The Cowboys will play in since Craig Bohl took over the football program in 2014.