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AUBURN — One of the major obstacles Auburn football faced in the fourth quarter at Penn State was the absence of both starting linebackers. Senior Zakoby McClain was ejected for targeting, and junior Owen Pappoe didn't leave the sideline after the third quarter, affected by an apparent injury.

First-year coach Bryan Harsin gave an update on Pappoe's status Monday. It seems the team captain is in good shape to play this weekend against Georgia State.

"Owen's doing good. He obviously came out of the game, but he's a tough guy and he's ready to go back and get after it," Harsin said. "So I feel good about his progress throughout this week. We'll know more on Tuesday of where he's at, how many reps he gets. And that's part of where we are in the season. It's not just our team. There's going to be guys that get nicked up in games, and you're going to have to manage that throughout the week. But they'll be ready to go come game time."

This article originally ran on annistonstar.com.

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