Laramie, WY-It's not often you'll hear a coach express optimism after a home loss, but that's exactly what new Wyoming coach Jeff Jeffries portrayed after today's games. The Cowboys lost 27-21 to a very solid Michigan St. squad. Coach Jeffries had this to say at the post game press-conference. "Listen, I know we lost today but the way the boys played really gave me some encouragement. We were a little shaky coming out and went down 17-0 pretty quickly. They could have lied down and taken a whoopin from a superior opponent but instead they went out there and played their tails off." Jeffries mentioned that this game could have ended very differently if not for two key factors. 1. MSU HB Jeremy Langford was a man among boys. The Cowboys seemed SCARED to tackle him after he ran a couple of them over. He averaged 11.1 YPC, gaining 245 yards with 2 TD's. 2. WYO QB Brett Smith, who had a decent game, floated one ball 3 yards over a wide open reciever in the red zone which resulted in an INT. Had Smith not had this disasterous throw, Wyoming would have had a chance at at least a FG and only a 7 or 4 point deficit going into halftime. Next week, Wyoming goes to Lincoln to play another Big 10 foe in the Nebraska Cornhuskers.