Oregon Football and Justin Herbert will likely have a big offensive weapon back in time for the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day.
Wide Receiver Mycah Pittman is on track to return for the game on Wednesday according to Head Coach Mario Cristobal. The team arrived in Pasadena earlier this week and spent the day at Disneyland yesterday following time with the media. Cristobal said Pittman has been practicing with the team over the last three weeks.
The Freshman Wideout has shown he is a quick healer after suffering an injury before the start of the regular season and now his return from an injured hand appears to be ahead of schedule and in time for an important game for the Oregon Football team who is looking for momentum heading into the 2020 season against the Wisconsin Badgers on New Year’s Day.
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Pittman has 14 catches for close to 200 yards and two touchdowns in six games this season for Oregon. He has shown his athleticism on several occasions giving 100 percent on several plays and giving up his body to catch the ball. Fans should be happy if he is on the field against Wisconsin as he will have to be watched closely by the Badgers Defense, likely opening up the running game for CJ Verdell and Travis Dye. The ground attack will be a key factor on the game on both sides of the ball with Wisconsin countering with Jonathan Taylor.
Last week it was reported that three Oregon Ducks that were injured in 2019 are on track to return in the spring. Tight End Cam McCormick is already running and hitting 15 to 16 miles per hour. McCormick is expected to be a key contributor from the tight end position next season.
On the defensive side of the ball Linebacker Adrian Jackson is also on track for a Spring return as is Offensive Lineman Dawson Jarmillo could push for a starting spot next season and will be ready for 2020. As far as several Freshman that could help the team in the Rose Bowl, Wide Receiver JR Waters and Lance Wilhoite are practicing, but will not play in the game on Wednesday.
Oregon Football meets Wisconsin on the Rose Bowl on January 1st. Kickoff is set for 2 pm Pacific Time on ESPN.