Bo Nix and Travis Hunter won’t be able to put on a show for fans on Saturday. Nix will, but Hunter is out for the next 3-4 weeks.

Hunter suffered a lacerated liver after a hit from Colorado State DB Henry Blackburn over the weekend. Nix noted how impactful Hunter was on defense in an interview on Tuesday.

“Obviously he’s a really good player, one of the best in the country at what he does,” Nix said. “He plays a lot of snaps, very fast and physical. Losing a player like that on defense is tough, but they’re gonna do a good job on the back end.

“They’ve done a good job everywhere else this season, so I don’t anticipate it being much different. Maybe some of the coverages might change slightly, but I won’t anticipate it. We’ll just see what they do during the game and know that they’re gonna be moving around over all the place.”

Hunter is the rare two-way player that fans have loved to watch this year. Before his injury Hunter had 213 yards receiving, 9 total tackles, and 1 interception.

Nix understands that Colorado should not be taken for granted despite Hunter’s absence. The Ducks welcome the Buffaloes to Autzen Stadium in what will be the Pac-12 opener for both teams.

Kickoff will be at 12:30 p.m. PT on ABC.