Pac-12 Football: Washington State Quarterback Jayden de Laura Tests Positive For COVID-19

Less than a week after facing the Oregon Football team, it was announced late yesterday that Washington State’s Freshman Quarterback has tested positive.

What does this mean for Oregon moving forward. It may be the reason why we did not have an announced kickoff time with UCLA until late in the day on Wednesday. De Laura played well against the Ducks last Saturday night throwing for over 300 yards and three touchdowns. The Cougars lost the game in the end 43-29.

As teams continue to scramble to play and not play games amid the coronavirus pandemic, this one certainly hits inside the Oregon/Pac-12 circle. I am glad that there is testing that is done on a regular basis to contain the spread as best they can and still be able to play the game.

The Cougars are currently 1-1 on the shortened Pac-12 season and now head to Stanford to take on the Cardinal without their top weapon on offense. Due to protocols in place, de Laura will miss the game on the farm this weekend. If he is placed in 14-day quarantine he will also miss the rivalry game vs the Washington Huskies on November 27th.

Jayden De Laura has been a bright spot for Washington State this season. In his first two career games against Oregon and Oregon State, he has thrown for close to 550 yards and is credited with 5 touchdowns and just 1 interception vs the Beavers and Ducks respectively.

Washington State will start a redshirt this week. Either Cammon Cooper or Gunner Cruz will be under center against Stanford.

Stanford finds themselves looking for their first win of 2020 after losing ni back to back weeks to Oregon and Colorado. The Buffs beat Stanford on the farm last week 35-32. Oregon currently has a one-game lead over Washington in the Pac-12 North.

Oregon Football hosts the UCLA Bruins on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 12:30 pm Pacific Time on ESPN2.