USC will be without wide receiver Marqise Lee when the Trojans play Utah on Saturday. ESPN's Joe Schad reports that Lee will not play against the Utes because of a lingering injury in his left knee. Lee, last season's Biletnikoff Award winner, first injured his knee against Arizona State on Sept. 28.
Lee missed USC's 38-31 win over Arizona on Oct. 10, but he returned last week in a 14-10 loss to Notre Dame, a game in which he tweaked his injured knee and missed the entire second half. On the season, Lee has caught 32 passes for 403 yards and one touchdown. Schad also reports that USC could use as many as four walk-on receivers this weekend. Nelson Agholor, the Trojans' leader with 442 receiving yards, is questionable with an injured rib.