Seth Williams, who was on the receiving end of the game-winning touchdown against Oregon in Week 1, will be on the sidelines this Saturday when Auburn faces Kent State.
Williams injured his shoulder going up for a jump ball near the end zone last week in the matchup with Tulane. Currently, he is second on the team in receiving yards and has become one of Nix’s favorite deep threat targets.
As far as next week’s showdown with No. 16 Texas A&M, head coach Gus Malzhan is still speculative whether Williams will be ready.
“We’ll see where he’s at about his availability for the next week,” Malzhan said. “I think it’s kind of a day-to-day deal.”
With Williams’s absence, Auburn will look to supplement the lost production with an increase of plays for both Sal Cannella and Matthew Hill. After Williams went down in the second quarter, the Tigers only managed 33 passing yards in the second half.
“It’s the next man up,” said Cannella. “At the same time, we’ve got an opponent to face this week, and we’re going to go out to battle with the guys we’ve got, and I’m confident that we’ll get the job done.”
Auburn hosts Kent State in Jordan-Hare Stadium Saturday at 6 p.m.
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