The Warriors are expected to expand the playing rotation for Saturday’s game against Oregon State.
Because of the flow of the game, some available players were not able to be used. That list includes slotback Keelan Ewaliko, running back Dominique Small and safety Daniel Lewis.
Ewaliko, who still is adjusting to offense, could ease the workload on slotback Scott Harding, who also is the punter and punt returner, and receiver Quinton Pedroza, who played a total of 95 plays at slotback and wideout.
The Warriors would like to lower running back Joey Iosefa’s carries — he had 30 against Washington — and that might mean Small joining a rotation that also includes Steven Lakalaka and Diocemy Saint Juste.
Lewis probably is the Warriors’ third-best safety. It appears that starting safeties Taz Stevenson and Trayvon Henderson played every defensive snap against the Huskies.
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Tight end Jordan Pu‘u-Robinson should resume practicing after tweaking his ankle against Washington. The tight end rotation is this: 1) Pu‘u-Robinson, 2) Harold Moleni, 3) Justin Vele.
David Manoa should be a factor at tight end when he fully recuperates from a nagging injury.