Redshirt freshman safety Scott Nelson (right leg) has been downgraded to out, joining starting defensive end Isaiahh Loudermilk (left leg) and reserve defensive back Travian Blaylock (right leg). Also added as out this week is redshirt freshman cornerback Deron Harrell (right leg), adding more injuries to the defensive backfield.
If Sagapolu cannot go on Saturday, that would elevate true freshman Bryson Williams to be the starting nose tackle. Williams enrolled earlier during the spring and has taken advantage of that opportunity, propelling himself up into the two deep. He has played in all seven games this year, recording five tackles.
Here is the updated injury report:
Out for Illinois
- CB Travian Blaylock (right leg)
- CB Deron Harrell (right leg)
- DE Isaiahh Loudermilk (left leg)
- S Scott Nelson (right leg)
Out for Season