If Washington is going to pull off the upset against 14th-ranked Arizona State later on tonight, it’ll have to do so without its starting quarterback.
Citing school sources, the Seattle Times reported overnight that Cyler Miles will not play in Saturday night’s game against the Sun Devils. ESPN‘s College GameDay show subsequently reported something similar.
Miles, 41st nationally and eighth among Pac-12 quarterbacks in passing efficiency, was knocked out of the Week 8 loss to Oregon with a concussion.
With Miles likely out, Troy Williams appears set to make his first start at the collegiate level. The redshirt freshman took reps with the first-team offense throughout practice this week in preparation for the start. Williams had been behind sophomore Jeff Lindquist in the quarterback pecking order until recently.
Not only will Miles likely be sidelined, but the Huskies’ top two running backs could join him. Both Dwayne Washington and Lavon Coleman are questionable, the Times reported, for the Sun Devils after suffering injuries against the Ducks. The latter leads UW in rushing with 438 yards, while the former is second with 239.
Should either or both of those two not play, it’d mean more playing time for Deontae Cooper linebacker Shaq Thompson.