It looks like the BYU Cougars will be without at least one of their star receivers on Saturday afternoon, with ESPN’s Pete Thamel reporting that Gunner Romney has been ruled out for a third-straight game.
BYU’s other star, Puka Nacua, travelled to Autzen Stadium and is listed as a game-time decision. The plan is for him to try out his injured right ankle pre-game and see how he feels before head coach Kalani Sitake and the staff make a formal decision.
Nacua was out, alongside Romney, for BYU’s big game against Baylor last week which they ultimately won, 26-20, in double-overtime.
Sources: BYU star WR Puka Nacua traveled to No. 25 Oregon and is a game-time decision for tonight’s game. He’ll try his injured right ankle pre-game after missing the Baylor game. No. 12 BYU’s other star WR, Gunner Romney, is out for third-straight game. https://t.co/fNkah4DiAV
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) September 17, 2022
BYU is a dangerous team regardless of whether Nacua plays, thanks to an extremely talented, big, and experienced offensive line, as well as quarterback Jaren Hall and an elite group of linebackers on the defensive side of the ball.
Dan Lanning and the Ducks will have their hands full at home Saturday afternoon, although they can pull off a major victory if they can generate some pressure defensively and play disciplined in the secondary.