When USC takes the field for the first time since the dismissal of Lane Kiffin tonight against the Arizona Wildcats, they’ll do so without All-American wide receiver Marqise Lee in the lineup:
— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) October 11, 2013
Lee suffered a sprained knee in the 62-41 loss to Arizona State, and interim coach Ed Orgeron said Lee’s status for the game was “very questionable.”
Lee has 30 receptions for 385 yards and one touchdown in five games this season, well off the pace of his record-setting sophomore campaign in which he finished the regular season with 112 catches for 1,680 yards and 14 touchdowns and was named the 2012 Pac-12 Conference offensive player of the year.
Lee entered this season as one of the top receivers in college football, an All-American candidate, and a likely top-5 pick in next May’s NFL Draft. At this point, he’ll be lucky to still be a top-15 pick at the rate he’s going this year.