CORVALLIS – Washington State defensive end Nnamdi Oguayo, middle linebacker Dillon Sherman and wide receiver Rodrick Fisher didn’t make the trip to Corvallis for Saturday’s game against Oregon State.
Oguayo, a junior who’s listed as Logan Tago’s main backup on the Cougars’ depth chart, sustained a lower-body injury before last week’s game against Utah and is missing his second consecutive game. Oguayo had recorded four tackles and one sack prior to the injury.
A second-string Will linebacker for WSU, Sherman had six total tackles against the Utes before exiting the game with an injury. The redshirt sophomore and former walk-on notched seven tackles in the first four games of the year as a backup to Jahad Woods.
Fisher, a true freshman from Spokane, played in games against Wyoming, San Jose State, Eastern Washington and USC, but didn’t appear last week against Utah. Fisher hasn’t dealt with injuries, but WSU coach Mike Leach alluded to the possibility of redshirting the East Valley graduate, who’d been backing up sophomore Tay Martin at the “X” receiver position. Redshirting players can appear in four games without forfeiting a year of eligibility, according to a new bylaw passed by the NCAA.
The Beavers are also playing without some key figures. Quarterback Jake Luton, a former Idaho backup, is missing his third consecutive game with an ankle injury and wide receiver Isaiah Hodgins is out with a hamstring injury. OSU running back Artavis Pierce returned after being ruled out of the last three games with an elbow injury.
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