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Denver Clinches AFC West With Win Over Tampa Bay 31-23 Daily Sports Update

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The Denver Broncos improved to 9-3 on the year as they defeated Tampa Bay 31-23 Sunday afternoon at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium. With the win, the Broncos clinched the AFC West Division. Quarterback Peyton Manning threw for 3 touchdowns, the first one going to defensive lineman and former University of Wyoming Cowboy Mitch Unrein. Manning finished the day 27 of 38 for 242 yards, and now has 28 touchdown passes for the season. The Broncos have a short week has they will play at Oakland on Thursday night.

In college football, Idaho will hire Arkansas Defensive Coordinator Paul Petrino as their new head coach. Wyoming football defensive coordinator Chris Tormey interviewed for the job. Tormey was a former head coach at Idaho and an alum their.

In college basketball, a very big win for the Wyoming Cowboys on Saturday night when they beat 19th ranked Colorado at the AA. The Pokes (8-0) got a superlative game from Leonard Washington who finished with 22 points on 9 of 17 shooting from the field. Larry Nance Jr. had a career high 14 points. The Cowboys will play at Illinois State Tuesday night.

The Wyoming Cowgirls also posted a win on Saturday afternoon at home as they defeated Eastern Michigan 73-50 to get to 5-1 on the season. Chaundra Sewell had 20 points and 16 rebounds. The Cowgirls will be at Montana on Thursday and Montana State on Saturday.

The Casper College men’s team split their games in Sterling, Colorado over the weekend. Losing to North Platte by 2 on Friday night and then coming back to beat the host school Northeastern JC Saturday 82-76. Remi Debo and Corey Spence led the T-Birds with 16 points each Saturday. The Lady T-Birds won all three of their games at the Air Force Prep Tournament at Colorado Springs over the weekend. Both the Casper teams will be in Rock Springs on Wednesday night to play Western Wyoming.

Here’s Monday’s Daily Sports Update with Frank Gambino.

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