de Laura

PULLMAN — Washington State starting quarterback Jayden de Laura has tested positive for COVID-19 and won’t play in Saturday's game at Stanford, according to a published report Friday.

The Spokesman-Review said de Laura might also miss the Nov. 27 game against Washington if he is placed in a 14-day quarantine. It’s unclear if any other members of the WSU football team have tested positive for the virus this week.

Sports information director Bill Stevens declined to comment on the report Friday.

Redshirt sophomore Cammon Cooper and redshirt freshman Gunner Cruz are listed as backups to de Laura on the team’s depth chart. Neither has ever taken a snap in a game for the Cougars (1-1). Cruz is expected to start on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. on FS1.

De Laura, a freshman from Honolulu, has played well in his first two games as the team’s starting quarterback, throwing for four touchdowns and one interception and rushing for another touchdown. He is the first true freshman to start a season opener in program history.

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