Houston will be without star quarterback Greg Ward Jr. for Saturday’s game against Lamar, according to multiple reports.

Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated and Mark Berman of KRIV are among those reporting that Kyle Postma will get the start for the noon kickoff. Thamel was the first to report the news.

Ward hurt his throwing shoulder in the Cougars’ win over Oklahoma. An MRI on Sunday revealed no structural damage to the shoulder, but he sat out practice during the week and the Cougars’ coaching staff has remained mum on his availability. Coach Tom Herman has only confirmed previously that Ward “could” miss the game against Lamar.

Ward passed for 321 yards and two touchdowns vs. the Sooners as the Cougars entered the College Football Playoff discussion. Postma threw for 453 yards and three touchdowns a year ago. His only start, vs. UConn, was a 20-17 loss. However, he led the Cougars to a come-from-behind victory against Memphis the previous week.

Either way, it’s probably a good thing Houston is facing Lamar, and not Lamar Jackson.

Source: CBS Sports Headlines / Report: Houston star QB Greg Ward Jr. out vs. Lamar with shoulder injury