OSU football: WR Tyron Johnson, CB Madre Harper not on trip to Pittsburgh

September 16, 2017 GMT

Oklahoma State receiver Tyron Johnson and cornerback Madre Harper did not travel with the Cowboys for their game at Pittsburgh Saturday.

No reason was given for their absence. An OSU spokesman said Mike Gundy would address it after the game.

Neither Johnson nor Harper starts for the Cowboys, but both played integral roles as oft-used reserves in OSU’s first two games.

Johnson, a sophomore, has five catches for 87 yards and a touchdown, ranking third on the team in both receptions and yards. He and James Washington have split time at one outside receiver position, with Marcell Ateman and Chris Lacy at the other.

Harper has two tackles in two games as one of five cornerbacks who rotate on defense.

Without him, Oklahoma State will rely on Malik Kearse and Adrian Baker to back up starters A.J. Green and Rodarius Williams.