The Ducks were without a few key players — linebacker Justin Flowe, running back Byron Cardwell, and offensive lineman Steven Jones — for Saturday’s win over BYU.

On Monday, head coach Dan Lanning said they were hopeful to have both Flowe and Cardwell back this week for Oregon’s game in Pullman against Washington State.

“I wouldn’t sit here and say they’re 100 percent yet,” Lanning said. “But I’m hopeful that both of them will be able to help us this weekend.”

Flowe and Cardwell both dressed for Saturday’s game against the Cougars, but they didn’t see the field. After the game — a 41-20 win for Oregon — Lanning said they could have pushed the issue if needed, but the staff didn’t want to risk further injury.

“(Cardwell) came out wanting to go through warm-ups and I think it was still lingering, you could see he still wasn’t kind of 100%, didn’t want to jeopardize his health,” Lanning said. “In that situation if we ask Bryon to, I promise you he would’ve and that is a great example of his character and what he is willing to do for this team. With that being said, we don’t want to put our guys in a position where they are not going to be healthy. Really the same thing for Justin. If we had to push Justin and he was able to go through warm-ups today, he could’ve definitely contributed for us today and helped us.”

In the rushing department, Oregon continued the by-committee approach. Bucky Irving and Noah Whittington led the group in carries, with 14 and 13 respectively. Irving finished with 97 yards and Whittington with 66. Cardwell has just 11 carries for 76 yards and a score so far this season.

In Flowe’s place, third-year sophomore linebacker Jackson LaDuke started and contributed four tackles.

“He’s done a good job for us being available,” Lanning said Monday night. “Jackson has done a good job of knowing his assignment and being available to help us.”

Elsewhere on the injury front, it sounds like the injury to Jones could linger for a bit.

“Hopefully we can get him back, but I don’t have a direct timeline on him right now,” Lanning said Monday.

The fifth-year junior offensive lineman is dealing with an injury to his left leg. He was spotted on the sideline of the BYU game in a boot. Jones started the first two contests of the year for the Ducks but has been hampered the last two weeks. Marcus Harper II continues to start at left guard, and Ryan Walk returned to the lineup against BYU in place of Jones at right guard.

The Ducks (2-1) square off against the Cougars (3-0) on Saturday at 1 p.m. PT on FOX.