Jalen McMillan status reportedly updated prior to Washington-USC
Jalen McMillan will miss No. 5 Washington’s contest at No. 20 USC on Saturday due to injury, according to ESPN’s Pete Thamel.
The standout junior wide receiver was out Washington’s 15-7 win vs. Arizona State and hardly played against Oregon on Oct. 14 because of a lingering knee injury.
McMillan returned for last weekend’s 42-33 victory against Stanford, yet he had to exit early and was deemed day-to-day this week by coach Kalen DeBoer.
Source: Washington star wide receiver Jalen McMillan is out for the game at USC on Saturday. He returned to the line-up against Stanford last week before leaving the game early on, and has been considered “day-to-day” by coach Kalen DeBoer.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) November 4, 2023
The 6-foot-1, 192-pound McMillan has amassed 20 receptions for 311 yards and 3 touchdowns. McMillan is averaging 15.6 yards per catch and hasn’t had under 95 receiving yards in any of his 3 full games this season. Last season, McMillan tallied 79 receptions for 1,098 yards and 9 touchdowns.
McMillan is predicted to be a top-100 prospect for the NFL draft, so this is a tough loss to the lineup for Washington as they aim for a Pac-12 title.
USC is coming off a narrow 50-49 victory at Cal. USC earned the victory after Cal failed to convert on a late 2-point conversion.
USC leads the all-time series 51-30-4 against Washington. The Huskies won last season’s meeting 28-14 in Seattle. Washington is striving for its first winning streak against USC since 2009-10.
Washington at USC is slated for a 4:30 p.m. PT kickoff and will be televised on ABC.