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WSU cornerback Chau Smith-Wade misses ASU game with injury

Washington State Cougars defensive back Chau Smith-Wade (6) breaks up a pass for Oregon Ducks wide receiver Traeshon Holden (5) during the first half of a college football game on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore.  (Tyler Tjomsland/The Spokesman-Review)

TEMPE, Ariz. — Washington State’s secondary took a hit in the depth department during Saturday’s game against Arizona State.

Starting cornerback Chau Smith-Wade is out with an injury, per the Pac-12 Network broadcast, prompting redshirt freshman Javan Robinson to take his place. There has been no sign of Smith-Wade on the sidelines thus far.

On the Sun Devils’ first drive, which ended with a rushing touchdown, Robinson gave up a 30-yard pass play.

Also on defense, WSU started redshirt freshman Buddha Al-Uqdah over Devin Richardson at linebacker.