Stanford will be without Davis Mills, 2 others due to COVID vs. Oregon

Davis Mills, Stanford Cardinal. (Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports)
Davis Mills, Stanford Cardinal. (Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports) /

Davis Mills will not play for Stanford football vs. Oregon football due to COVID-19.

It will not be Davis Mills getting the start at quarterback on Saturday night for Stanford football.

Shortly before the Stanford Cardinal begin their 2020 Pac-12 season, the team’s official Twitter account sent out a message that three players will be unavailable for Saturday night’s game vs. the division rival Oregon Ducks. Those three players are defensive end Trey LaBounty, wide receiver Connor Wedington and the starting quarterback Mills. What is Stanford to do now?

Stanford will have to turn to Jack West to lead the Cardinal vs. the Ducks

This is not what Stanford was hoping for in its season opener. After a down season where the Cardinal did not even make it to a bowl game, David Shaw was hoping his team could be a dark horse contender in the Pac-12 North this year. With them being at a quarterback disadvantage vs. Oregon with Jack West presumably getting the start, Stanford is poised to start the year at 0-1.

There is no margin for error in the Pac-12 this season. With such a late start to the Power 5 conference’s year, games are not able to be postponed due to positive tests. If a team does not feel it can field enough health players, the game will be canceled. We already saw two of the Pac-12’s six games this weekend have to go in that direction. At least Oregon and Stanford will play.

Look for West to do his best filling in for Mills on Saturday night vs. Oregon for Stanford.

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