By Tracy Ringolsby, WelcomeTo7220.com
A day after quarterback Levi Williams put together an NCAA-record setting performance in guiding Wyoming to a 52-38 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl victory against Kent State, Williams announced he is entering the transfer portal.
Williams announcement came on the same day that wide receiver Isaiah Neyor, the Cowboys top receiver, who accounted for five of the nine completed passes thrown by Williams in the game, including the lone touchdown pass. Neyor also gained a net eight yards on three rushing plays.
Williams and Neyor became the second and third Cowboys to enter the portal this off-season, joining Keyon Blankenbaker, who declared on Dec. 4, and was not on the Potato Bowl roster.
Williams became the first quarterback in NCAA post-season history to have a game in which he rushed for more than 200 yards, four rushing touchdowns and a touchdown pass in a bowl game. He finished the game with a team-best 200 yards rushing on 16 carries and the four touchdowns and was 9-for-11 passing for 127 yards, including five completes for 97 yards and the touchdown to Neyor.
He also was the starting quarterback for the Cowboys in the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl appearance in 2019 games, and started the final three games of that regular season after Chambers suffered a broken leg. He completed 19 of 39 passes in those three regular-season games for 343 yards and three touchdowns, and then added 234 yards passing and three touchdowns in the Cowboys’ bowl appearance.
Williams, who has three potential seasons of eligibility remaining, took over as the starting quarterback in the final five games of the regular season. In the five starts, the Cowboys were 2-3 with wins against Colorado State and at Utah State, and losses at San Jose State and Boise State, and at home in the season finale against Hawaii. He rushed for 252 yards in those five games and was 59-for-95 passing with four interceptions in those five games.
Neyor finished the season with 44 receptions in 878 yards and 12 touchdowns, including the bowl game. That came after a freshman season in which he appeared in eight games with eight receptions for 248 yards.