Cowboys limping after Utah State

Updated: October 15, 2003, 3:45 PM ET

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Several key Wyoming players are nursing injuries heading into this weekend's matchup against Brigham Young.

Last week's 48-21 victory over Utah State resulted in injuries to: sophomore receiver Jovon Bouknight (hip contusion), sophomore receiver Josh Barge (quad bruise), senior defensive end Brandon Casavan (shoulder sprain), sophomore running back C.R. Davis (hip contusion), redshirt freshman running back Ivan Harrison (ankle sprain), redshirt freshman offensive tackle Chase Johnson (elbow contusion) and freshman linebacker John Prater (shoulder burner).

All are listed as day-to-day.

Harrison and Davis are listed as backups behind senior Derek Armah, who rushed for a season-high 123 yards against Utah State. If Harrison and Davis can't play, redshirt freshman walk-on Dan Marshall from Sheridan will back up Armah.

Marshall rushed for 28 yards on six carries late at Utah State in his first-ever college action.

Bouknight leads UW in receiving yards (484) and receiving touchdowns (five) and is second in receptions (25). Bouknight also is UW's top kickoff returner (24.8 yards per return) with a long of 63 against Utah State.

Barge is the Cowboys' top punt returner (12.2 ypr) and has caught six passes for 108 yards.

If Johnson can't play, true freshman Ben Penfold is listed on UW's depth chart as his backup. But senior Henry Randle, a guard, could fill in at tackle if needed.

Casavan leads all UW defensive linemen in tackles (24) and is second in tackles for loss (three).

Meantime, UW sophomore kicker Deric Yaussi, who made both of his field-goal attempts against Utah State, including a career-long 40-yarder, has made five of his last six field goals dating back to the Oklahoma State game on Sept. 6.

"He's coming on, that's all I can tell you," coach Joe Glenn said. "He rarely misses in practice. I know you don't have a rush on him, but I have a stopwatch on him, and we make him hurry and work hard at it. He's got great technique and good confidence."

Glenn also was pleased with the way Yaussi kicked the ball on kickoffs against Utah State. Of the eight kickoffs, two went for touchbacks, and three others went into the endzone that Utah State returned.

Senior punter Luke Donovan began the season handling kickoffs, but a hip flexor injury forced Glenn to give that job to sophomore Scott Parker. After a short kickoff in his first attempt at Utah State, UW went with Yaussi the rest of the game.

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