Wyoming Punter Tim Zaleski Whiffed

Michele Moreno
September 4, 2017

In their matchup against Iowa, Wyoming freshman punter Tim Zaleski was brought into the game for one of his seven punts.

Late in the second quarter, UW forced a turnover and had the ball at Iowa's 43-yard line.

Wyoming trails Iowa 14-3 at half.

"That's a good defense", Allen said.

In addition to completing 56 percent of his passes and throwing for 3,203 yards, 28 touchdowns and 15 interceptions, Allen rushed for 523 yards and another seven touchdowns. "Our players are disappointed and I am personally, but we got a game coming up next Saturday".

Wyoming scored 35.9 points per game and averaged 436.1 yards per game of total offense en route to eight wins last season.

Saturday, though, was a struggle from the start to get the passing game rolling.

Punting from his own territory down 7-3 in the final minute of the half, Zaleski received the snap cleanly but bobbled it as he went to launch the kick.

The Hawkeyes turned the ball over four times, but the linebacking trio of Josey Jewell, Ben Niemann and Bo Bower all had double-digit tackles. In addition to Granderson's forced fumble, Iowa native Rico Gafford intercepted a pass, Marcus Epps forced a fumble that Cassh Maluia recovered, and Kevin Prosser forced and recovered a fumble.

"This wasn't the outcome we wanted, but we'll grow from it and we'll be better", Allen said.

Iowa added to the lead at the 5:34 mark of the third quarter on Stanley's third touchdown pass of the game, as he connected with Nick Easley from 45 yards.

Saturday's 24-3 Iowa victory brought with it plenty of frustration for a guy who could be a top NFL Draft pick. "Those things like that are hard to shake off, and I try my best".

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