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By Robert Gagliardi

UW defense has room for improvement, new challenges for next game


Blaine McCartney/WyoSports

Wyoming's youth and inexperience showed in the loss to North Dakota this past Saturday as Cowboys dropped their season-opener. Heading into this Saturday's game against Eastern Michigan, the Cowboys are trying to address those issues as much as possible to prevent a similar outcome.

LARAMIE -- The reasons were numerous for the defensive struggles for the University of Wyoming in its 24-13 season-opening loss to North Dakota this past Saturday.

"Being disciplined with my eyes," redshirt freshman walk-on safety Marcus Epps said.

"Cancelling out gaps" along the defensive line, second-year coach Craig Bohl said.

Defensive coordinator Steve Stanard said "lining up correctly, playing faster and taking better tackling angles" as his biggest areas of improvement.

"Youth and jitters" were first two things cornerback Robert Priester said.

That's a lot to work on and correct as U...

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