Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen looks for an open receiver during the Cowboys’ game against Colorado State on Nov. 4 at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.

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LARAMIE — Junior quarterback Josh Allen suffered an AC sprain in his right shoulder, according to a Facebook post from his mother Sunday night. According to the post from Lavonne Allen, Josh Allen will have X-rays on Monday.

"Spirits are great and we got the Win over Airforce (sic)," she wrote. "That always help ease the pain. Thank you all for your continued prayers."

Wyoming athletics said in a message that head coach Craig Bohl would comment on Allen's injury at the team's weekly media availability, which begins at noon Monday.

Allen suffered the injury late in the first half of Wyoming's 28-14 win Saturday at Air Force. Allen returned to take a knee at the end of the first half, and began the second half at quarterback. He left the game in visible pain, however, after throwing his first pass of the half, which went low to C.J. Johnson for an incompletion. It was the fourth play of the second half. Backup Nick Smith finished the game, leading Wyoming to its only touchdown drive of the second half.

Wyoming hosts Fresno State on Saturday for its regular-season finale.

Allen is from Firebaugh, California, 45 minutes west of Fresno, and grew up a Fresno State fan. The Bulldogs currently lead the West Division with a 5-1 conference record. Wyoming is also 5-1 in Mountain West play, but needs to win its final two games while Boise State loses its final two games to return to the Mountain West Football Championship Game. It will be Allen's first time playing against Fresno State.

Allen rose to national prominence between his redshirt sophomore and junior seasons as a potential first-round NFL Draft selection. He nearly declared for the 2017 draft, but then chose to return to Wyoming for another season. Coming off a second-team all conference season, Allen was voted the Mountain West preseason offensive player of the year in July.

He has thrown for 1,658 yards this season on 141-of-251 passing (56.2 percent) for 13 touchdowns with six interceptions. He has rushed 84 times for 207 yards and five touchdowns.

Follow University of Wyoming athletics reporter Brandon Foster on Twitter @BFoster91


Brandon Foster reports on University of Wyoming athletics. He joined the Star-Tribune in 2016 after graduating from the University of Missouri and covering Mizzou athletics for two years. A St. Louis native, he lives in Laramie.

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