Valladay listed as ‘day-to-day’ with leg injury
LARAMIE -- Xazavian Valladay was listed Wednesday as "day-to-day" by head coach Craig Bohl for Saturday's game against New Mexico after suffering what appeared to be a knee injury in last Friday's 45-14 victory at UNLV.
The Cowboys' junior running back caught a pass out of the backfield on Wyoming's opening drive of the second quarter in Las Vegas and was promptly upended by a Rebel defender.
Valladay, the Mountain West's leading rusher in yards per game with 122.8, was spotted by television cameras jogging on the sideline before sitting on the bench and having the back of his left knee wrapped in ice.
On the Pokes' third play from scrimmage, Valladay found a crease and busted a 78-yard run for his fourth touchdown of the season. Trey Smith filled in for the league's leading rusher in 2019, carrying the ball 24 times for a career-high 164 yards. He also scored a touchdown on a 28-yard touchdown run.
The Pokes and Lobos are slated to kickoff at 8:30 p.m. MST Saturday from Sam Boyd Stadium.