During Wyoming’s game against Eastern Michigan Friday night, Cowboys’ running back Brian Hill left the game early with an as-of-yet undisclosed injury.
The star running back was seen on the sidelines limping and favoring his right leg, according to Mountain West Connection.
Wyoming RB Brian Hill leaves to the sideline limping and favoring his right leg
— MWCConnection.com (@MWCConnection) September 24, 2016
Hill, a 6’1”, 219-pound junior running back from Belleville, Illinois has been a rock for the Cowboys in his three years at the Laramie school. He is the Cowboys’ leading rusher, as the bell-cow-back has rushed for 381 yards and five touchdowns on 75 carries through the first three games. Hill also has two receptions for 10 yards on the season.
For his career, Hill has rushed for a staggering 2,808 yards with 18 touchdowns on 501 carries.
Prior to Friday’s game, Hill was coming off a tremendous game against UC Davis last week where he rushed for 207 yards and two touchdowns.
He spoke with Brandon Foster of the Casper Star-Tribune about his break-out game after two so-so performances. More from the Casper Star-Tribune:
“It was just a good feeling,” Hill said. “We work hard. We’ve been working hard. Since the winter we’ve been preaching it, and it’s good for the O-line. They’re blocking their ass off, and it’s going to be hard to keep doing it if I’m not producing. So if I can give them what they need, they’ll give me what I need.”
Hill had rushed for 82 yards and touchdown on 22 carries before exiting the game with the injury.
It was certainly insult to injury for the Cowboys, as Wyoming lost the game to Eastern Michigan, 27-24. The Cowboys are now 2-2 on the young season.
We’ll see if Hill is out an extended period of time. Wyoming’s next game will come next Saturday when it opens Mountain West play at Colorado State.