There were questions before Connecticut's game today against Western Michigan with regards to the status of running back D.J. Shoemate. And according to Desmond Conner of the Hartford Courant the senior will apply for a medical redshirt due to a shoulder injury suffered in the loss to Iowa State two weeks ago.
Losing Shoemate puts more on the plate of Lyle McCombs, although Jonathan Jean-Louis should also see more work as a result. McCombs rushed for 136 yards in the Huskies' 38-31 loss to Western Michigan.