OSU suspends Lavaka and Hayes, Gumbs sustains season-ending knee injury

Oregon State head coach Jonathan Smith addresses the altercations that transpired in the Hawaii loss. Smith also discloses an injury report on star defensive players.

Posted: Sep 9, 2019 9:49 PM

Corvallis, OR. -- The Beavers will be down a few players this week. Separate altercations during last week’s Hawaii game has led Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith to bench left guard Gus Lavaka and cornerback Kaleb Hayes for the first half against Cal Poly this Saturday.

“"Obviously we had a couple of incidents that we are not really excited about,” said Smith. “Gus made a bad choice in his response. He's embarrassed because he represents this place and was voted captain. And same regard to Kaleb Hayes. Well short of the standard we hold here. I get it. We ask these guys to play with real emotion. We need them to. But you have to be able to control that."

Smith also announced outside linebacker Addison Gumbs is out for the season after the redshirt sophomore tore his right ACL. It’s a huge loss for this Beaver defense and a heartbreaking circumstance for Gumbs, considering he tore the ACL in his left knee two years ago at Oklahoma.

The Beavers will try and get their first win of the season this Saturday against the Cal Poly Mustangs. Kickoff is at 1:15 p.m. at Reser Stadium.

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