Coach Sonny Dykes hopes two of three key players who sat out the UCLA game with injuries could be back to face No. 6 Oregon on Friday night at Levi’s Stadium.
Starting left guard Chris Borrayo, who missed the game with a head injury, did non-contact work Sunday at practice and is expected to be cleared for full practice by Tuesday, Dykes said.
Reserve safety Avery Sebastian sat out Sunday’s workout with a quad injury, but will practice Tuesday.
The prospects are less optimistic for defensive end Brennan Scarlett, who has missed the past two games with a knee injury. “It’s kind of wait and see and we’ll go from there,” Dykes said.
Starting safeties Stefan McClure (calf) and Michael Lowe (head), who returned to action against UCLA, emerged unscathed and are expected to be fine for Oregon.
“Both played a lot of snaps and did some good things,” Dykes said.
Lowe had missed just one game, but McClure was idle each of the first four Pac-12 games before facing the Bruins. He showed some rust, Dykes said.
“You could tell Stef hadn’t played in a well. He’s capable of playing better,” Dykes said. “It was good to see them back there, to give us some size, physicality and experience. I would expect them to continue to play better and better.”
McClure was just happy to be on the field again.
“It felt pretty good just to get back out there and help the guys, contribute to the team,” McClure said. “The leg feels pretty good. For me, it’s just getting back into playing shape. You can’t simulate playing in a game.”