Oklahoma State starting center Evan Epstein will miss Saturday’s contest against Louisiana-Lafayette, according to an injury report released by the school Friday morning.
Epstein was injured while attempting to run down Arizona safety Jared Tevis after he had intercepted Cowboy quarterback Wes Lunt. He was seen favoring his left foot or ankle as he was helped off the field.
Epstein’s absence means that sophomore Jake Jenkins will make his first-career start at center against the Ragin’ Cajuns. He has played the position in relief in both of the Cowboys’ games so far this season. Redshirt freshman Travis Cross will be the backup center.
Also out for OSU this week are cornerback Andrae May (knee), linebacker Lyndell Johnson (foot/ankle) and wide receiver Austin Hays (undisclosed). Inside receiver Torrance Carr (foot) and linebacker Alex Elkins (undisclosed) are questionable to play.
Set to return from injury this week are inside receiver/punt returner David Glidden, defensive end Tyler Johnson and defensive end Jimmy Bean.