Breaking: Injury takes Chambers out of action for season
LARAMIE -- Wyoming quarterback Sean Chambers will likely miss the rest of the season with an injury, according to multiple sources.
Chambers rushed for 567 yards and 10 touchdowns through eight games while leading Wyoming to a 6-2 record. The redshirt freshman from Kerman, Calif., passed for 915 yards and 7 touchdowns.
Tyler Vander Waal, who started eight games for the Pokes last season, is the back up. Levi Williams, a true freshman from Canyon Lake, Texas, is the third-string quarterback. Vander Waal has made an appearance in two games this season, completing 4 of 16 passes for 84 yards and a touchdown. He threw for a total of 1,310 passing yards in eight games in 2018.
Vander Waal came in for Chambers against Nevada after an apparent injury on a touchdown run. Wyoming's starter did come back into the game briefly, but Vander Waal was under center the entire second half. In the post-game press conference after the 31-3 win, Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl said about his confidence in the sophomore, "We certainly are confident. He lead us to a lot of wins, I think the last one was against Air Force, which was great. We really appreciated how Tyler has handled Sean playing, and he's been a really supportive player for Sean. And when his number was called, he answered the bell."
The bell seems to be ringing again this week, as Wyoming prepares to play at Boise State Saturday, Nov. 9. We will have more information as it becomes available.
READ MORE ON TYLER VANDER WAAL:
Coach Craig Bohl talked about Chambers' injury and Vander Waal's performance in this post-game interview: