Oregon State’s upset of Arizona State this past weekend has come with a rather steep price tag.
According to head coach Mike Riley, Terron Ward sustained a knee injury in Saturday night’s surprise win that pulled the Beavers to within a game of becoming bowl-eligible. Riley said it’s “very likely” the running back will miss the final two regular season games against Washington and Oregon.
“Terron is a good football player,” the coach said. “He is all over the place on our team, so when you lose a guy like that, it takes about (three) guys to replace him.”
Ward currently leads the team with 696 yards rushing, and he has 10 of OSU’s 18 rushing touchdowns. In the win over the Sun Devils, Ward rushed for a career-high 148 yards.
The senior is also tied for third on the team with 29 catches coming out of the backfield.
Storm Woods is second on the team with 591 yards and four touchdowns, and will be expected to take over a sizable chunk of the running game.