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Four Oregon State players out vs Washington due to COVID-19 protocols

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The Oregon State Beavers (0-1) will be without four defensive players when they take on the Washington Huskies (0-0) Saturday in Seattle, WA. 

Prior to the game, the school announced that Sebastian Briski, Kyrei Fisher, David Morris and Junior Walling would miss the game due to COVID-19 testing results and contact tracing protocols.

It was announced earlier this week that the school had one active COVID-19 case, while three other players were in quarantine. It appears nothing has changed, we just now know who the players impacted are. 

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Briski, a redshirt sophomore defensive end, and Walling, a freshman linebacker, did not play last week against Washington State.

Fisher, a redshirt junior linebacker, played in six games last season. He played last week against WSU, but did not register any stats.

Morris, a redshirt junior defensive back, has played in 24 games over his career, registering 120 tackles and an interception. He had one tackle last week against the Cougars.

"They're aware and it's disappointing," said head coach Jonathan Smith with regards to his team's knowledge of the situation earlier this week. "They gotta use it as a learning experience to continue to never let our guard down...We take this virus seriously but we feel very confident in the protocols that are put in place and keeping everybody involved safe."