Oregon Football received some good news on Tuesday and the offense will have a big weapon back on the field for the Rose Bowl.
Wide Receiver Mycah Pittman has delt with some injuries this season, including a shoulder injury. He has come through both and will play on Wednesday after being cleared by the Oregon Medical Staff. Head Coach Mario Cristobal made the announcement, “Mycah Pittman will be playing. He has been cleared and we’re excited to have him back.”
The Oregon Ducks started the season without Pittman, who missed the first four games following a preseason injury. During that span, Brendan Schooler was the most experienced wideout on the field. Justin Herbert was able to manage the non-conference slate with Johnny Johnson III, Jaylon Redd, and Schooler, who gained key experience to start the season.
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With Pittman returning, Schooler decided to enter the transfer portal and head to Arizona.
In looking at the matchup vs Wisconsin, Oregon will need Pittman and his speed against the Badgers Defense. When he is double teamed, it will open up passing opportunities for Herbert downfield that the Ducks should be able to exploit. It is also an advantage that Oregon has Running Backs with experience being able to catch the ball both out of the backfield as well as in passing lanes.
The return of Mycah Pittman makes the Oregon Offense run more smooth than without him in the lineup. With Offensive Coordinator Marcus Arroyo coaching his final game with Oregon Football before taking over the reigns at UNLV, his gameplan is also likely focused on several play for Pittman now that he is returning.
Oregon Football meets the Wisconsin Badgers on New Year’s Day in the 106th Rose Bowl from Pasadena. The game will be broadcast at 2pm Pacific Time on ESPN.