BATON ROUGE, La. — Auburn football won’t have one of its two offensive linemen who have started every game in the same position — Mike Horton — in the matchup against LSU on Saturday afternoon.
Horton aggravated an ankle injury against Ole Miss last week in the third quarter. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn didn’t sound hopeful about his chances to play against LSU during his media appearances this week.
Horton started the first six games of the season for Auburn at left guard, joining right guard Braden Smith as the only linemen to stay in the same spot all season. He was not on the field during pregame warmups, and Brandon Marcello of Auburn Undercover reported Horton did not make the trip.
Auburn will most likely start senior Austin Golson at left guard and move sophomore Prince Tega Wanogho back into the starting lineup at left tackle in Horton’s absence.
Kamryn Pettway reportedly ready to go vs. LSU
At running back, Auburn junior Kamryn Pettway is active and warming up. Malzahn told ESPN Radio prior to kickoff that Pettway “would play” against the Tigers. He has dressed out twice this season without participating — wins over Missouri and Ole Miss:
Ed Orgeron told me RB Derrius Guice is full go today against Auburn. Gus Malzahn said RB Kamryn Pettway will play and his foot is close to 100%. Auburn at LSU coming up on @ESPNRadio at 3:30 ET
— Ian Fitzsimmons (@Ianfitzespn) October 14, 2017
One defensive starter returns, another sits out
In other injury news, Auburn cornerbacks Javaris Davis and Jamel Dean are both dressed out for the LSU game. Davis missed the game against Ole Miss last week with a nagging leg injury, while Dean picked up an injury and left the game in the second half.
At linebacker, senior Tre’ Williams is not dressed out. He re-injured his shoulder last week against Ole Miss, which was his first appearance since Week 3 against Mercer.
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