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A Heisman Trophy Favorite Won't Be Playing Week 3 Game

A general view of an empty Stanford Stadium.

PALO ALTO, CA - OCTOBER 25: Stanford Stadium awaits the next game after the Stanford Cardinal defeated the Oregon State Beavers 38-14 on October 25, 2014 at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

With Week 3 of the college football season fast-approaching news broke on Tuesday that one team will be without its best player. Stanford will reportedly head into the weekend without starting tailback Bryce Love.

Although the Cardinal has an easy Week 3 opponent - UC Davis - the Heisman Trophy candidate won't get the chance to put up significant numbers, thus helping his Heisman odds.

The 2017 Heisman runner-up suffered an undisclosed injury during Stanford's 17-3 win over USC last weekend. As a result, he'll be held out of the game against the Aggies.

Here's the news from Rivals.

Love had a significant bounce-back game against USC after he ran for 136 yards on 22 carries against the Trojans. He was held to just 29 yards on 18 carries the week before against San Diego State.

With Love sidelined for the contest, senior running back Cameron Scarlett is set to start for the Cardinal. After Saturday's win against USC, Stanford was bumped up one spot to No. 9 in the AP Poll.