Tuesday sports briefs

Former Broncs standout Jordan Roberts runs for 73 yards in loss to Kansas

SHERIDAN — It’s been about a year since the name Jordan Roberts popped up in football news, but that might not be the case for long.

That absence was due to Roberts redshirting his first year of football at South Dakota, and Saturday the former Bronc running back ran for 73 yards on 13 carries against Kansas. The Coyotes fell to the Big 12 school 31-14.

Roberts told the school’s official website after the game: “We did a good job of running the football against a really good Kansas defense. We would like to have a few plays back, but we didn’t hit them.”

The Coyotes are coached by former University of Wyoming football coach Joe Glenn. After a bye this week, they’ll play Northern Arizona Sept. 21.

Roberts led the Broncs to a 2011 4A state championship and is the all-time leading rusher at Sheridan High School. He won the 2012 Wyoming Gatorade Player of the Year.

Busy news Monday for Cowboy football

SHERIDAN — Cowboys wideout Jalen Claiborne will sit out Saturday’s game against Northern Colorado, head coach Dave Christensen announced Monday citing “a violation of team standards.”

Also Monday, the Mountain West and ESPN announced that the Sept. 21 game at Air Force will be televised on ESPNU at 8:15 p.m. The specific channel for Wyoming’s Nov. 16 matchup with Boise State — the other ESPN-televised game this season — has yet to be announced.

Finally, the MWC announced Eddie Yarbrough yesterday as its defensive player of the week. The sophomore linebacker went for nine tackles, 3.0 sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss while recovering  a fumble and breaking up one pass in UW’s 42-10 win over Idaho Saturday in Laramie.

The Cowboys have had the defensive player of the week for the first two weeks of 2013. Marqueston Huff was named after his play against Nebraska in week one.

Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith was also nominated for POTW after a four touchdown pass day where he accounted for 359 yards of total offense against Idaho.

SHS-Evanston game time changed to 7 p.m.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs game in Evanston this Friday has been moved to 7 p.m.

Broncs coach Don Julian said that the time was changed due to a conflict with referees.

The Broncs (2-0) look to stay unbeaten on the long road trip to meet the Red Devils (1-1).

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