Eleventh ranked Oregon is heading into a big-time game with 16th ranked Auburn tonight. But some possible injuries could have a huge effect on the game's outcome.
Penn State transfer Juwan Johnson — projected to be Oregon's leading receiver — is not warming up with his teammates prior to the game. Starting tight-end Cam McCormick is also not warming up.
The Ducks are already thin at receiver due to lengthy injuries to starter Brenden Schooler and instant impact true freshman Mycah Pittman. Now, Oregon may be without the 6-foot-4 Johnson and big body McCormick.
"Oregon senior wide receiver Juwan Johnson and junior tight end Cam McCormick are both not warming up with the rest of the Ducks," said Matt Prehm of 247Sports, via Twitter.
Will quarterback Justin Herbert have enough weapons to pull out the win? Last season, Oregon's receivers accounted for 52 drops. It appears several of the players responsible for said drops will start tonight (if Johnson can't play).
The Pac-12 desperately needs a marquee win and this is their best chance. The conference hasn't been represented in the College Football Playoff since 2016. That was just the second time a Pac-12 school was in the playoff all together.
Oregon and Auburn kicks off at 7:30 ET inside AT&T Stadium. The game is being televised on ABC.