Laramie, Wyo. - Wyoming's head coach Craig Bohl confirmed Monday that freshman quarterback Sean Chambers suffered a break in his right leg in Wyoming's 35-27 win over Air Force.
Bohl says Chambers will undergo surgery but should make a full recovery.
"It's a break, there's no ligament damage in there but they are going to do surgery. Anytime you do surgery, that's pretty serious, but I can tell you sometimes there can be deep, deep ankle sprains that are very similar to a fractures and so the word I got was he's going to be back, he'll be back at 100 percent," said Bohl.
With Chambers out, redshirt freshman Tyler Vander Waal will start in Wyoming's final game of the season against New Mexico on Saturday.
Vander Wall took Chambers place in the 1st quarter. Off the bench, the redshirt freshman threw an 11-yard strike to Raghib Ismail Jr. to give Wyoming a 7-0 lead.
"When he walked out and threw that strike he drilled the ball and I think that play signified, 'hey I'm here to play I'm not going to go out and just try to manage this game' and so he took that to another step forward and he competed. He made plays that he had not made," said Bohl.
In the 4th quarter, with 5 minutes to go, Vander Wall led the Cowboys on three touchdown drives for one of the biggest comeback wins in Wyoming history. The redshirt freshman has been named the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against Air Force.
Senior strong safety Andrew Wingard sealed the deal for the Cowboys in the 4th quarter, intercepting the Falcons on their last possession of the game. The senior had 13 tackles (six solo) and one interception. Wingard was named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week for his performance on Saturday.
Wyoming will cap off the season on the road against New Mexico Saturday. Cowboys will need to get its 4th straight win if they want to be bowl eligible.