Saturday was supposed to be a day for Wyoming running back D.J. May to suit up and shine for the Cowboys against San Jose State. Instead, May spent Wyoming’s homecoming game on the sidelines watching as his teammates fell to the Aztecs, 27-20. The sophomore was suspended for Saturday’s game due to a violation of team rules, and it remains unclear the exact infraction that occurred. As it stands now, May will be suspended until first year head coach Craig Bohl decides he should be reinstated. The timetable remains a mystery to most surrounding the program, and could be a pivotal decision for Bohl.
Through six games, May has accumulated 260 yards and two touchdowns while also catching eight passes for 144 yards and two additional scores. He has been a critical member of the Cowboys’ offense and should he miss significant time, the Wyoming offense could continue to struggle. May provided the offense with an exceptional change of pace back that can both run and catch the ball.
With May out, starting running back Shaun Wick will shoulder even more of the offensive load down the stretch. Losers of their last three, the Cowboys will look to make a late season run, but face a difficult upcoming schedule squaring off against some off the top Mountain West opponents. Next week, Wyoming faces Colorado State in a key conference game.
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