The news on Wyoming Cowboys quarterback Brett Smith was not good on Tuesday afternoon as the quarterback did not practice for the second straight day. Smith left the game late in the fourth quarter against the Toledo Rockets on Saturday night after taking a hard hit while also being taken via a horse collar tackle.
After Tuesday's practice, head coach Dave Christensen said that Smith's status against Cal Poly was doubtful:
"Doubtful means he's probably not playing," coach Dave Christensen said after practice "We will see where he's at (today). It's day-to-day and he's not different (Tuesday) than he was (Monday)."
With Smith not practicing the first team snaps have gone to junior Colby Kirkegaard and freshman Jason Thompson. Kirkegaard came into close out the Toledo game, but he was unable to lead the team to a score.
Earlier in the week, offensive coordinator Gregg Brandon hinted that both Kirkegaard and Thomspon could play on Saturday:
"We've got to win this game," Brandon said. "And that's the bottom line. I'm gonna play the best guy. If it's Colby, it's Colby. If it's Jason, it's Jason. If it's both of them, it's both of them."
Letting Smith sit against a FCS team is the way to go, because Wyoming should really defeat Cal Poly, and they need him once league play begins..
However, with the rash of upset by FCS teams -- which include Colorado State and UNLV -- the Cowboys can not take any team lightly. They will need which other quarterback plays to come out and have a big game and get this team back in the win column.
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