The Nebraska All-Stars beat the Wyoming All-Stars for the fourth time in the last five games last Friday night in the Wyoming-Nebraska 6-Man Shootout at Chadron, NE. The final score was 42-14. The boys from the Cornhusker State scored on their first three possessions and never trailed, as Nebraska took the series lead, 7-6.


Nebraska's Gage Mintken had 2 TD runs and an interception, while Dane Pilakowski added a TD run and a TD catch to lead the way. Mintken scored the opening touchdown from two yards on the game's first drive, and Nebraska never trailed. It was 8-0 at the end of the first quarter. They scored on the first play of the second quarter for a 14-0 lead. Mintken's interception led to another Nebraska TD and a 22-0 lead.

Wyoming finally got on the board with a Jordan Michaels to Kaben Pickett 16-yard TD pass with 4:10 left in the first half. That made it 22-8. Pickett had a big kickoff return that set up the Cowboy State deep in Nebraska territory. The Cornhusker State boys answered with a TD run for a 28-8 lead. That was the score at halftime.

Wyoming Got Closer Early in the Second Half But It Wasn't Enough

Wyo. got the ball at the start of the second half and pulled within 28-14 on a Michaels to Ryon Miller 6-yard TD pass. That was as close as Wyoming got. Nebraska drove inside the 5-yard line, but Jaden Thomas forced a fumble that Joe Pina recovered. It was 28-14 at the end of the third quarter.

A penalty negated a big catch and run from Wyatt Trembly, which would have put the Cowboy State inside the Nebraska 10-yard line. The Cornhusker State forced a punt and Mintken's 3rd TD made it 36-14 with 4:08 left. After Wyoming turned the ball over on downs, Pilakowski capped it with a 51-yard TD run with 2:22 left. That was the final score of 42-14.

WyoPreps has a large photo gallery below to enjoy. There are some video highlights at the top of the story.

Wyoming-Nebraska 6-Man Shootout 2024

Wyoming played Nebraska in the annual 6-man all-star football game on May 31, 2024, in Chadron, NE. Nebraska won for the 4th time in the last 5 meetings, 42-14.

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