Utah State opened up conference play against Air Force Saturday night but they are down one key player in this contest. Starting running back Devante Mays suffered a leg injury two weeks ago against USC and played less than one half, he dressed but sat out last week against Arkansas State but after one carry against the Falcons he was on the ground rolling in pain.
Mays’ first carry did not come until midway through the first quarter as Tonny Lindsey got the start but he has done nothing of note on the ground and at the time of the injury had just 7 yards on eight carries, so the team went with Mays.
Mays was clearly in pain with a lower right leg injury and early speculation is that it could be a broken leg or foot for the senior running back — to be clear there is no confirmation at this time on the severity of the injury — and if that is the case he likely will be out for the season.
He needed help from a pair of trainers to leave the field and was barely able to put any weight on that right foot. He eventually left the game to the locker room on crutches to get a closer look at his leg which had a brace.