Wyoming QB Andrew Peasley Listed as ‘Day-to-Day’
LARAMIE -- Craig Bohl didn't commit to a starting quarterback Monday afternoon during his weekly press conference with Appalachian State paying a visit to the high plains in five days.
Wyoming's head coach said he is in wait-and-see mode as Andrew Peasley makes his way back from a right shoulder injury that sidelined him last Saturday night in Austin.
Evan Svoboda made his first-career start under center, completing 17-of-28 throws for 136 yards and an interception in the Cowboys 31-10 loss to No. 4 Texas.
"Andrew is going to practice today and I've been in touch with our sports medicine group," Bohl said. "The measure is going to be, can he throw at a high capacity? When I say high capacity, can he make the throws that he's going to need to make for us to win? Evan really gives us, you know, a comfort level if Andrew, for some reason, is not able to play. I think you've got a good player there and he's going to continue to grow."
Peasley, who started Wyoming's first two games, said he sustained an AC sprain on an 11-yard run late in the third quarter of a 31-17 victory over Portland State. On the next snap, the super senior delivered a 14-yard touchdown pass to Ayir Asante.
He was pulled before the fourth quarter with the Cowboys up 21 points. He was spotted without his pads on and an ice pack on his throwing shoulder.
"I got hit and I think the adrenaline kind of took over," Peasley said. "I threw that ball and there was a sharp pain ... It was just a little bit of an awkward landing and hit."
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The 6-foot-2, 218-pound Oregon product said last week in practice was "iffy" and the staff didn't know if he would be ready to play.
"There's been some progress day-by-day, but obviously it's not going as fast as I would like," he added.
An AC (acromion) sprain is when the ligaments that connect the highest point of the shoulder blade with the collarbone are damaged. This setback can start to improve in a week's time but can ultimately take up to six weeks for a full recovery, according to multiple medical websites.
In a 35-33 upset over Texas Tech in the opener, Peasley threw a pair of touchdowns, including an 11-yard scoring strike on fourth down in double overtime to tight end John Michael Gyllenborg. He also found the end zone from five yards out in the first extra period.
Bohl said Peasley's best game in a Wyoming uniform came a week later when he connected on 11-of-16 throws for 201 yards and three touchdowns.
"Let's reflect back on Andrew Paisley's performances, I mean, gutty and he was on point," Bohl added.
The Cowboys (2-1) and Mountaineers (2-1) are slated to kickoff at 5 p.m. Saturday inside War Memorial Stadium. The game will be televised on CBS Sports Network.
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