Vander Waal and Wingard land Mountain West honors

November 19, 2018

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming senior strong safety Andrew Wingard and redshirt freshman quarterback Tyler Vander Waal have been named the Mountain West defensive and offensive players of the week.

It is the fourth defensive player of the week award for Wingard, while this is Vander Waal’s first Mountain West offensive player of the week honor.

Vander Waal led Wyoming on three touchdown drives in the fourth quarter against Air Force.

Vander Waal ended the day with 225 passing yards, two passing TDs and two rushing TDs. He completed 14 of 26 pass attempts with no interceptions.

Vander Waal came off the bench in the first quarter to replace an injured Sean Chambers at quarterback.

Wingard had an interception and led the Cowboys with 13 tackles against Air Force.

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