Senior wide receiver Joe Nicholas and senior tailback Tony Viola will both miss the Tribe’s final 3 games, Head Coach Jimmye Laycock said at Tuesday’s press luncheon. Nicholas, who has been dogged all season by a knee injury, will have surgery and be unable to play the rest of the season. Viola is out for the season after contracting mono.
p. Nicholas will finish his career in the top 10 of several Tribe career receiving records. With both players out for the season, the Tribe has now lost two of its top players at both the running back and wide receiver positions, as junior wideout D.J. McAulay went out in week one with an injury and junior running back DeBrian Holmes injured his lower leg in the Tribe’s week three matchup against Liberty University.