Wolf Pack quarterback Tyler Stewart suffered a shoulder injury on Saturday night in Nevada's 42-34 loss to Wyoming that sidelined him for the rest of the game. It was announced on Monday that Stewart's injury will require him to have surgery and thus not only end his season but his collegiate career as well.
Stewart suffered the injury when after completing a 16-yard run on a quarterback keeper, he hit the turf on his right shoulder hard and stayed on the ground for several minutes before getting up and going to the locker room. An x-ray showed no damage to his shoulder at first according to Coach Brian Polian but additional exams on Stewart showed damage to his shoulder. Stewart's surgery is set to take place in the next few weeks to repair his shoulder.
He finishes his career with an 11-11 record and he's thrown for 3,550 yards, thrown 27 touchdowns and 12 interceptions while completing 59 percent of his passes. This season, Stewart has completed 63 percent of his passes, thrown for 1,161 yards, and 11 total touchdowns while only throwing three interceptions.
With Stewart gone, Ty Gangi is the new starting quarterback for the Wolf Pack. The sophomore completed 27 of his 43 passing attempts for 300 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the loss to the Cowboys on Saturday. Gangi also ran for 35 yards which included a 17-yard touchdown run that happened in the second quarter of the game.
So far this season, Gangi has completed 59 percent of his passes for 404 yards and he has been used mostly in run-option plays during the season but now will need to be the full-time quarterback for Nevada.
The Wolf Pack are off this week and will return to action next Saturday as they travel to Albuquerque to face the New Mexico Lobos at 7:15pm.