A potential lineman of the year may be out for Oregon, and a pair of receivers for Arkansas State have left the team in the span of a week.
First, named on the Rotary Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy watch lists earlier this year, left guard Carson York is listed as doubtful for the game.
York doesn’t only excel on the field, but in the classroom as well. Last season, he was named on the Capital One Academic All-America second team, the 11th Duck to be listed on the team in school history. He also made the conference all-academic first team.
The guard still holds hope to play, according to The Oregonian.
On the other side of the matchup, the Red Wolves won’t have a couple of wide receivers. The more impactful is the dismissal of sophomore Earl Lucas on Monday. He played in all the games last season, catching 20 passes for 225 yards, and was expected to be more of a contributor this season.
Tres Houston, a JUCO transfer from Northeast Mississippi CC, was set to play his first season with Arkansas State until being suspended for the year last Saturday.
Both Lucas and Houston “violated team rules,” according to FOX Sports. The specific reasons were not announced.