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Mycah Pittman, Noah Sewell likely to return for Oregon Ducks vs. OSU

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It's time to let out a sigh of relief, Ducks fans.

It appears likely both sophomore wide receiver Mycah Pittman and freshman linebacker Noah Sewell will suit up and play against Oregon State.

Both players were spotted in uniform warming up at Reser Stadium leading up to kickoff. 

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Pittman has missed the Ducks' previous two games for undisclosed reasons but head coach Mario Cristobal stressed it was not injury or behavior-related, reiterating Pittman has done nothing wrong and continues to represent the program exceptionally. 

In his lone appearance this season, Pittman has only one catch for 44 yards but it was a memorable, one-handed grab against Stanford.

After an inury-filled freshman season, Pittman was expected to breakout as a sophomore to become one of Oregon's most dynamic offensive weapons. 

Meanwhile, Noah Sewell was carted off the field with a lower leg injury last week against UCLA, but after the game Cristobal said he was optimistic the injury was not as bad as initially feared.

“We got to run some more tests on him. I feel like it’s got a chance where he’s going to be okay," Cristobal said following the Ducks 38-35 win over UCLA. "That’s all I comment on right now until we run some further things. Again, I want to stay along the policy we don’t disclose all the stuff, but hopeful things aren’t as bas as they originally seemed.”

 

Sewell was seen on the sidelines in a boot and on crutches for the rest of the game vs. UCLA, but practiced this week leading up to the game versus the Beavers.

“Noah looks good. He practiced today and looks normal. Looks normal to me," said the Oregon head coach on Monday.

The five-star linebacker has quickly become one of the Ducks' best defensive players totaling 13 tackles (11 solo), two sacks and one forced fumble through three games in 2020. 

No. 15 Oregon (3-0) takes on Oregon State (1-2) at 4:30 p.m. PT at Reser Stadium on Friday, November 27th.