Auburn will have to face Kent State this weekend without its top pass catcher. Wide receiver Seth Williams has been declared out.
Williams injured his shoulder in last week’s 24-6 win over Tulane. He scored the game-winning touchdown in the final seconds against Oregon in Week 1.
Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn confirmed Williams will miss Saturday’s game but left open the possibility he could play in the Tigers’ SEC opener against Texas A&M on September 21.
“We’ll see where he’s at, like I said Sunday, about his availability for the next week,” Malzahn said, via AL.com. “I think it’s kind of a day-to-day deal as far as that goes.”
Auburn wide receiver Seth Williams is out for week 3
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Williams has five catches for 81 yards and that clutch touchdown against the Ducks through his first two games.
As a freshman in 2018, he hauled in 26 passes for 534 yards (20.5 per reception) and five touchdowns.
Auburn will host Kent State on Saturday night. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2.