EWU's Kupp questionable for UNI game
(STATS) - Eastern Washington is listing All-America wide receiver Cooper Kupp as "questionable" with a shoulder injury for its FCS Top 10 game against Northern Iowa on Saturday.
Kupp, the 2015 STATS FCS Offensive Player of the Year, didn't play in the second half last weekend after being injured in the Big Sky Conference team's 50-44 overtime loss at top-ranked North Dakota State.
"He's practiced so much that we'll obviously be very smart with what happens in practice this week, and then we'll get a feel closer to game time with where he is with his shoulder and AC joint," coach Beau Baldwin said.
Kupp, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound senior, has caught a Division I-record 61 touchdowns in his career. This season, he has 17 receptions for 268 yards and five touchdowns in three halves of action.
The No. 8 Eagles (1-1) are playing their home opener against a No. 10 UNI squad (1-1) coming off a loss to another Big Sky power, Montana.
Injuries have been a major factor for Eastern Washington. Four other starters, linebackers Miquiyah Zamora (hamstring) and Alek Kacmarcik (concussion), nose guard Matthew Sommer (knee) and offensive guard Chris Schlichting (shoulder), also are considered questionable for the UNI game.
Sophomore rover Cole Karstetter ruptured an Achilles against North Dakota State and won't play again this season.