Cyler Miles To Sit Against Arizona State

The Washington Huskies will be without starting quarterback Cyler Miles as the team squares off against highly touted Arizona State.  Miles left last weekend’s contest against the Oregon Ducks after suffering a concussion, and it appears the school will take a cautious approach and keep their starting quarterback on the sidelines until he fully recovers and clears medical protocol.

The Seattle Times first reported the news late last nigh, and it has since been affirmed by ESPN’s College Gameday.

Miles is among the best in the country in passing efficiency and will be sorely missed against a tough opponent.  The sophomore has thrown for 1,053 yards and ten touchdowns so far this season, guiding the Huskies to a 5-2 start. The upset minded team will be without a key cog in their offense, in a game where Miles’ presence is needed most.  It remains unclear how long Miles will be out, concussion recovery timetables vary on a circumstantial basis.

The replacement will likely be redshirt freshman Troy Williams, who will be making his first career start. Throughout the week, Williams took most of the first team snaps so he will have some familiarity against the Sun Devils. Williams was originally the third string quarterback, but has impressed in practice and earned the backup role.

To make matters worse for Washington, the team may be without two of their top running back options – Dwayne Washington and Lavon Coleman – who are injured as well, significantly impacting the team’s offensive gameplan heading into tonight’s contest.

*Section Photo credit to Stephen Lam, Getty Images; Featured Photo (above) credit to Ed Szczepanski, USA Today Sports

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