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By Robert Gagliardi

Big-play threat in passing game critical to UW's offensive success


August 7, 2018

COURTESY/ SHANNON BRODERICK/ Boomerang photographer

Wyoming quarterback Tyler Vander Waal makes a throw during practice Friday morning at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.

Who will be the quarterback, and how will he play?

Who will run the ball?

Will the offensive line be better?

Those are all legitimate questions about the University of Wyoming's offense heading into this season.

But there is another question that is key to the Cowboys' success offensively in 2018: Who is the big-play threat at wide receiver?

Among the seven receivers who caught passes last season, along with three tight ends, all return. However, junior receiver C.J. Johnson, who led UW with seven receiving touchdowns and 17.7 yards per catch, is out for most or all of the season from a kne...

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