Jaydn Ott injury: Justin Wilcox provides update on Cal RB ahead of Oregon game
Jaydn Ott ran wild against USC in Week 9, but he wasn’t able to exit the game fully healthy.
After totaling 153 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries, Ott left the game in the fourth quarter and didn’t return, putting his status for a Week 10 matchup with Oregon up in the air.
Cal coach Justin Wilcox said Tuesday when he met with reporters that they expect Ott to be available on Saturday against the Ducks.
"We expect Jaydn to be back this weekend" Cal HC Justin Wilcox on Jaydn Ott's status for this weekend's game vs Oregon. Isaiah Ifanse was listed as day to day fwiw among a smorgasboard of injuries
— Thomas Dunn (@THOD_24) October 31, 2023
Ott had 131 yards and two touchdowns after just one quarter against the Trojans. He had scoring runs of 43 and 61 yards in the first 15 minutes of the game.
With 756 yards on the season, Ott ranks first among Pac-12 tailbacks in yards per game. He also leads all Pac-12 tailbacks in touchdowns, with eight. His 6.1 yards per carry ranks seventh among qualified Pac-12 runners.
Cal will need him if it wants a chance at upsetting the Ducks on the road this weekend.
Oregon is 7-1 on the year and ranked No. 6 in the latest AP poll. The Ducks rank third nationally in scoring, and given Cal’s defensive struggles this season — 120th nationally in scoring defense — the Bears will need to be at their best offensively to keep pace.
Kickoff between the two sides is set for 2:30 p.m. PT on the Pac-12 Network.