Report: Oregon State Star RB Jermar Jefferson Ruled Out Against Utah
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – According to reports, Oregon State will face Utah on Saturday without their star running back Jermar Jefferson.
The junior running back is coming off of a career performance with 226 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns in the Beavers’ 41-38 win over then-No. 15 Oregon last Friday.
Angie Machado, who is the owner and publisher for BeaverBlitz.com first reported the news that Jefferson will not play. According to Machado, Jefferson is out due to COVID-19 protocol. Linebacker John McCartan is also out, according to Machado.
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— Trevor Allen (@TrevorASports) December 5, 2020
Through four games this season, Jefferson has racked up 675 rushing yards on 91 carries for 7 touchdowns. He has averaged 7.4 yards per carry this season. Jefferson is the Pac-12’s leading rusher. UCLA’s RB Demetric Felton is second in the conference with 537 yards.
Redshirt junior B.J. Baylor will start at running back if the report is true and Jefferson doesn’t play on Saturday. Baylor has 16 carries for 53 yards and one touchdown.
Oregon State enters the game banged up with quarterback Tristan Gebbia ruled out after suffering an injury late in their game against Oregon last week. Chance Nolan will make his first Division I start against the Utes.
Utah and Oregon State will kickoff on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.
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