BREAKING: Wyoming QB Evan Svoboda to Start Against Texas
AUSTIN, Texas -- Andrew Peasley will not be under center tonight when Wyoming's offense takes the field against the No. 4 team in the nation.
The Cowboys starting quarterback sustained an unknown injury, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation. He is currently in full uniform but his availability for this game is unknown.
It's not clear when Peasley suffered this setback.
Evan Svoboda, a 6-foot-5, 245-pound sophomore, gets the nod against the Texas Longhorns and will make his first collegiate start tonight in front of 100,000-plus fans inside Darrell K. Royal Stadium.
Quarterback Jayden Clemons, who started one game for the Cowboys last fall, and true freshman Gage Brook are also dressed.
A source familiar with Peasley's situation told 7220sports.com Friday morning he would not be active in Austin. When asked by multiple reporters, a school official texted: "Andrew is on the trip, coach is excited to see him play tomorrow."
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Peasley is coming off one of the best performances of his career last Saturday, throwing for 201 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-17 victory over visiting Portland State. The Oregon product didn't play in the fourth quarter and was seen on the sideline with an ice pack on his right shoulder.
Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl said "we're looking at different things" when asked if it was precautionary to remove Peasley from the game.
"And it was good to get Evan some work," he added.
Bohl was asked again Monday during his weekly press conference how Peasley was feeling health-wise after taking numerous hits in the Cowboys' season-opening win over Texas Tech back on Sept. 2.
"He's taken some hits, but he's feeling pretty good," Bohl said.
"Heck yeah," Peasley told the Star-Tribune. "We’re always going to be an underdog no matter who we play, so I think it will be fun for us to get this opportunity to go into a big crowd against a No. 4-ranked team in the nation. We just have to stay humble and play with Cowboy grit. That’s what it comes down to for us.”
Svoboda took three snaps under center in Wyoming's win over the Red Raiders. The Arizona product also ran 11 plays over the final 15 minutes against Portland State.
He has yet to attempt a pass.
Wyoming and Texas are scheduled to kickoff at 6 p.m. Mountain Time. The game is televised exclusively on the Longhorn Network.
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