Colorado Buffaloes wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. will play for the first time in a month against the No. 10 Washington State Cougars (1:30 PM MT/ TV: ESPN). The standout from DeSoto, Texas injuring his foot in the second quarter of Oct. 13’s game vs. USC and has been ruled out since.
Shenault was projected as an early Heisman candidate ranked third among all FBS receivers with 60 receptions for 780 yards and 11 total touchdowns. He’s still one of the two players in the nation with four games reaching the double-digit mark in receptions, along with 100 yards receiving. His 89-yard touchdown reception in the Rocky Mountain Showdown vs. CSU ties the longest scoring play by any Pac-12 players this season (Washington State’s Easop Winston Jr. vs. Utah).
Colorado’s secondary adjusts without safety Evan Worthington, who’s ruled out for a second straight week with a concussion. The Buffs benefit greatly with the senior in the starting lineup, allowing nine touchdowns to seven interceptions. Worthington has gathered 37 tackles, three pass deflections and an interception this season.
Buffs wide receiver Jay MacIntyre remains out with after suffering a second concussion last week vs. Arizona. It’s unclear if the senior captain will return in the coming weeks. K.D. Nixon is out as well recovering from a hip injury.