Coach Tyrone Willingham confirmed today that fullback Luke Kravitz of Olympia will miss the Boise State game with a hand injury suffered at Syracuse. Beyond that, Kravitz's status will be updated week to week, although Willingham said he didn't know if surgery would be necessary.
In his absence, the position will be manned by starter Paul Homer, with Austin Sylvester or Tobias Togi in reserve. Sylvester is a freshman from Nevada who will also practice at linebacker.
Willingham also said that freshman kicker Erik Folk remains out with back problems. However, the solid debuts of punter/kickoff man Jared Ballman and place kicker Ryan Perkins eases the impact.
Otherwise, the news was better, as corner Byron Davenport and backup guard/center Matt Sedillo are expected to be available Saturday.
Winning player of the week honors were tailback Louis Rankin on offense, defensive end Daniel Te'o-Nesheim on defense, punter Jared Ballman on special teams; and scout teamers Romeo Savant and De'Shon Matthews.
Off field, UW announced that only a few thousand tickets remain for Saturday and that a sellout is expected.