10/22/16 - Eddie Jackson, Sr/2017, Alabama, 6-0, 194 (DS#1 SS)[Newsfeed] S Eddie Jackson sustained a fractured left leg and will miss the remainder of the season, Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said after the game.The injury occurred in the fourth quarter after Jackson was tackled on a 17-yard punt return. He was helped off the field and then carted to the locker room. The injury ends Jackson's college career. He came back to school this season rather than enter the draft.
10/22/16 - Lamar Jackson, So/2019, Louisville, 6-2, 205 (DS#1 QB)[Newsfeed] Lamar Jackson broke a school single-season record with four first-half touchdowns, Louisville had three interceptions and the seventh-ranked Cardinals burst past North Carolina State 54-13 on Saturday. Jackson passed for three touchdowns and ran for a 36-yard score on the opening drive, giving him 34 TDs with five games to play. He passed Dave Ragone and Brian Brohm, who each had 33. Jackson, the sophomore quarterback and a Heisman frontrunner, had 359 of his 431 yards on offense by halftime. Jeremy Smith ran for a pair of 1-yard TDs for Louisville (6-1, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), which reclaimed its high-scoring ways a week after managing a season-low 24 points against Duke.
Jaylen Smith had a 74-yard TD reception, tight end Cole Hikutini added a 3-yard score and Jamari Staples a 16-yard catch for the Cardinals. Blanton Creque had four field goals and six conversions to set a single-game school scoring record for a kicker with 18 points. Whatever hope North Carolina State (4-3, 1-2 ACC) had of slowing the Cardinals and Jackson was quashed after kickoff. Jackson completed his first three passes for 36 yards before running another 36 on the left side for his first TD just as 55,218 were settling into their seats on homecoming. - AP Sports
10/22/16 - Eric Dungey, So/2019, Syracuse, 6-2, 212 (DS#18 QB)[Newsfeed] Eric Dungey threw three touchdown passes, Ervin Phillips had a pair of scores and Syracuse beat Boston College 28-20 on Saturday, sending the Eagles to their 12th straight Atlantic Coast Conference loss. Dungey went 32 for 38 for 434 yards. He also ran 17 times for 54 yards for the Orange (4-4, 2-2 ACC). "He's getting better with that stuff all the time," Syracuse coach Dino Babers said of his QB. "He's come a long way since we first saw him." Last week, he became the first player in school history to throw for over 300 yards and rush for over 100 in an upset victory over then-No. 17 Virginia Tech.
In the opening quarter, a brief fight broke out on the Syracuse sideline between Dungey and a couple of Boston College players after an interception by BC's William Harris. Dungey threw Harris to the ground and pushed BC linebacker Matt Milano into an equipment container near the stands after he stepped over the QB. Players from both teams - with a few from BC running across the field - got involved in the shoving. A Syracuse staff member threw Harris to the ground before the officials and coaches got things under control. "I was trying to finish the tackle. I get tackled all the time," Dungey said. "Some guy's standing over me talking smack. I just tried to get him off of me. One thing led to another." - AP Sports
10/22/16 - Clayton Thorson, rSo/2019, Northwestern, 6-3, 220 (DS#8 QB)[Newsfeed] Quarterback Clayton Thorson passed for 285 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday, and resurgent Northwestern bolted to an early lead then coasted past Indiana 24-14 for its third straight victory. In a reversal of its 1-3 start to the season, Northwestern (4-3, 3-1) took a 24-3 lead and wasn't seriously threatened the rest of the way. Indiana (3-4, 1-3) dropped its third consecutive game after three victories in the first four starts. Thorson became the first Northwestern signal-caller since at least 2000 to throw three or more touchdown passes in three consecutive games. He completed 24 passes in 43 attempts and did not throw an interception. Running back Justin Jackson led the Northwestern ground attack with 106 yards in 28 carries. The Wildcats took the opening kickoff and drove 70 yards for a touchdown, as the Hoosiers had no answer for their no-huddle offense. Thorson connected with Solomon Vault on a 17-yard pass to complete the 11-play drive. - AP Sports
10/22/16 - Dominick Bragalone, So/2019, Lehigh, 5-11, 215 (DS#999 RB)[Newsfeed] Dominick Bragalone ran for 182 yards on 17 carries with two touchdowns and Lehigh pulled away in the second half for a comfortable 46-14 win over Holy Cross on Saturday. Brad Mayes added 287 yards and three scores through the air for Lehigh (6-2, 3-0 Patriot League), which has won six straight after a two game losing streak to start the year. Brendan Flaherty scored on a 5-yard run to give Holy Cross an early 7-0 lead. However that was the high point for the Crusaders, as Lehigh ripped off 46 straight points for a 46-7 lead late into the fourth. Bragalone started the scoring with a 2-yard plunge, then added an exclamation point early in the 3rd quarter on a 66-yard run. Domenic Cozier added a late 9-yard TD run for the Crusaders (3-5, 1-2). Cozier finished with 59 yards rushing. Jake Wieczorek added 76 yards receiving for Holy Cross. - AP Sports
10/22/16 - Jake Bentley, Fr/2020, South Carolina, 6-2, 223 (DS#16 QB)[Newsfeed] Freshman Jake Bentley threw for two touchdowns and 201 yards in his first college game and South Carolina matched its victory total from last year with a 34-28 victory over Massachusetts on Saturday. South Carolina coach Will Muschamp was expecting to redshirt Bentley this season before the team's mounting offensive problems - they entered dead last in points per game in the Football Bowl Subdivision - left the first-year coach open to any solution. Bentley proved the right answer against the Minutemen (1-7). He led the Gamecocks (3-4) to touchdowns on their first two series, and then threw a pair of pretty fade passes for TD, the first from 16 yards out to K.C. Crosby and later a 24-yarder to Bryan Edwards to lead 27-7. When UMass cut things to 34-28 with less than 5 minutes left, Bentley accounted for 30 yards to help the Gamecocks run out the clock. Muschamp said he and quarterbacks coach Kurt Roper decided Bentley had improved enough from August until now to be a positive change for the team's attack. "At the end of the day, we felt like he had progressed very well," he said. - AP Sports
10/22/16 - McKenzie Milton, Fr/2020, Central Florida, 5-11, 175 (DS#999 QB)[Newsfeed] McKenzie Milton threw for a season-high 317 yards and three touchdowns to lead UCF to a 24-16 win over UConn. The freshman completed 29 of 45 passes and the Knights (4-3, 2-1 American) moved over the .500 mark by scoring 17 unanswered points and holding the Huskies (3-5, 1-4) scoreless in the second half. Arkeel Newsome ran 21 times for 101 yards and Noel Thomas had his fifth straight 100-yard receiving game for UConn, catching nine passes for 165 yards. But Thomas dropped a pass in the end zone on a third down with just over 3 minutes remaining, and quarterback Bryant Shirreffs came up short on a fourth-down scramble.
The Huskies got the ball back near midfield with just over 2 minutes left and drove to the 21, but failed to convert a fourth-down pass. The Knights took the lead on the first drive of the second half, when Milton hit running back Adrian Killins over the middle for a 39-yard touchdown. It was the third consecutive drive of more than 70 yards for UCF. A career-long 50-yard field goal by Matthew Wright early in the fourth quarter pushed the lead to eight points. UConn scored the game's first 13 points, capped by a 3-yard touchdown run from Newsome. - AP Sports
10/22/16 - Vincent Taylor, rJr/2018, Oklahoma State, 6-2, 310 (DS#9 DT)[Newsfeed] Oklahoma State pulls away from Kansas...Oklahoma State started slowly Saturday, but eventually found its offense, with help from its defense, to pull away from Kansas for a 44-20 victory. The Cowboys got three second-half turnovers, all leading to scores, to win for the seventh straight time over the Jayhawks. Oklahoma State, which trailed much of the first half, improved to 5-2 overall and 3-1 in the Big 12. Kansas dropped to 1-6 and 0-4. The Cowboys led 17-13 to open the third quarter, with Kansas due to receive the second-half kickoff. However, Oklahoma State defensive tackle Vincent Taylor flipped momentum, stripping Jayhawks running back Ke'aun Kinner for a fumble that was recovered by linebacker Devante Averette at the Kansas 26. Cowboys quarterback Mason Rudolph hit tailback Chris Carson on a 15-yard scoring pass moments later. Interceptions by defensive tackle DeQuinton Osborne and safety Jordan Sterns led to 10 more points for the Cowboys, fueling what became a romp. - The Sports Xchange
10/22/16 - Joshua Mack, Fr/2020, Maine, 6-0, 190 (DS#999 RB)[Newsfeed] Josh Mack ran for 115 yards, including a 65-yard touchdown run, to help lead Maine to a 28-21 win over Rhode Island on Saturday. Dan Collins threw for 147 yards and two scores for the Black Bears (4-3, 3-1 Colonial Athletic Association). Both of Collins' TD tosses went to Micah Wright, who finished with 97 yards. Despite the close final score, Maine never trailed. Mack went 65-yards on the opening drive for an early 7-0 Black Bears lead. The Rams battled back, tying the score at 21-21 early in the fourth when Jordan Vazzano found Aaron Parker on a 65-yard touchdown strike. But two possessions later, Maine broke through with the game winner on a 43-yard throw-and-catch from Collins to Wright. Rhode Island had a final chance to tie, but Vazzano's Hail Mary was intercepted. Vazzano finished with 347 yards and two TDs, but was picked off five times. - AP Sports
10/22/16 - Corey Clement, Sr/2017, Wisconsin, 5-10, 227 (DS#1 RB)[Newsfeed] Corey Clement ran for 134 yards and a touchdown and 10th-ranked Wisconsin used a stout defense to beat Iowa 17-9 on Saturday and snap a two-game skid. Alex Hornibrook had 197 yards passing for the Badgers (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten), who won for the fourth straight time in Iowa City. Backup Bart Houston threw a touchdown pass for Wisconsin, and Clement's 1-yard TD run put the Badgers ahead 14-6 midway through the third quarter. But Wisconsin was carried by its defense. The Badgers allowed just 236 yards on 60 plays and held the Hawkeyes (5-3, 3-2) without a touchdown for the first time all season — just a week after Iowa scored 49 points against Purdue. "They perservered. They kept playing, and they did it together," Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst said. C.J. Beathard had 153 yards passing for Iowa, which lost its third straight at home. "There were some plays that we left out there. That certainly didn't help our cause," Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said. - AP Sports
10/22/16 - Logan Woodside, rJr/2018, Toledo, 6-1, 201 (DS#41 QB)[Newsfeed] Logan Woodside and receiver Cody Thompson connected seven times for 122 yards and four touchdowns to help Toledo beat Central Michigan 31-17 on Saturday. It was the second-best scoring game for a wide receiver in program history, trailing just Eric Page with five scores in 2011. Woodside found Thompson for two 16-yard touchdowns — on back-shoulder throws — in the third quarter as Toledo took a 17-0 lead. On the Rockets' first possession of the fourth, Thompson scored from 11 yards out for a 24-10 lead and the duo added a 34-yard TD with 7:30 remaining. Woodside went 23 of 32 for 264 yards and four touchdowns for Toledo (6-1, 3-0 Mid-American Conference).
The Rockets forced two turnovers. Central Michigan running back Devon Spalding caught a screen pass late in the first half but fumbled it at goal line for a touchback. In the third quarter, Connery Swift jumped a route and made Toledo's third interception of the season. Cooper Rush was 18-of-31 passing for 229 yards for Central Michigan (5-3, 2-2). He pulled the Chippewas within 17-7 when he scrambled from 20 yards out and broke several tackles near the end zone. - AP Sports
10/22/16 - Emmitt Carpenter, rSo/2019, Minnesota, 6-0, 199 (DS#999 K)[Newsfeed] Minnesota beats Rutgers on late field goal...Sophomore Emmit Carpenter kicked a 28-yard field goal with six seconds remaining and sophomore running back Rodney Smith scored two touchdowns, one on a kickoff return, as Minnesota produced a 34-32 victory over Rutgers on Saturday in Big Ten play at Minneapolis. Smith rushed for 111 yards to go with the 94-yard kickoff return and senior defensive end Hendrick Ekpe had two sacks, including a forced fumble on one to set up a touchdown. Senior quarterback Mitch Leidner passed for 156 yards with one interception and sophomore running back Shannon Brooks rushed for 87 yards and one score for the Golden Gophers (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten). Scarlet Knights sophomore quarterback Giovanni Rescigno passed for 220 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in his first career start. True freshman cornerback Damon Hayes returned an interception for a touchdown for Rutgers (2-6, 0-5), which has lost five straight games. - The Sports Xchange
10/22/16 - Juston Christian, So/2019, Marist, 5-11, 180 (DS#999 WR)[Newsfeed] Juston Christian caught six passes for 136 yards and a touchdown - his third straight 100-yard receiving game - and Marist defeated Davidson 31-10 continuing its hot start in Pioneer League play on Saturday. The Red Foxes, on a four-game streak, improve to 4-3 and are 4-0 in the Pioneer for the first time. Mike White completed 16 of 25 passes for 262 yards and two touchdowns, teaming with the sophomore Christian on an 83-yard score. The Red Foxes outgained Davidson 472-242 in total yards. Freshman Stockton McGuire went 8 for 23 for 97 yards for Davidson (2-6, 0-5) and was intercepted twice. It was his roughest game of the season, coming a week after his career-high 273 yards against Butler. Kahleel Shaw scored the Wildcats lone touchdown with a 3-yard carry in the fourth quarter. - AP Sports
10/22/16 - Ryan Ramczyk, rJr/2018, Wisconsin, 6-5, 314 (DS#4 OT)[Newsfeed] Wisconsin bounces back, beats Iowa...The 10th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers snapped a two-game losing streak, reclaimed the Heartland Trophy from Iowa and further established themselves as a serious contender in the Big Ten West after defeating the Hawkeyes, 17-9, at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday. The Badgers' lone score of the first half came when backup quarterback Bart Houston came in for a series in place of starter Alex Hornibrook. Houston moved Wisconsin (5-2, 2-2 in the Big Ten) down the field and connected on a 17-yard touchdown pass to junior tight end Troy Fumagalli that put the Badgers up 7-0.
A handful of red zone blunders by Wisconsin allowed Iowa to keep the game close during the first half. On the Badgers' opening possession, they reached the Iowa 14-yard line before senior kicker Andrew Endicott missed a 32-yard field goal attempt. Then right before halftime, Wisconsin was on the cusp of moving ahead by double digits, but senior running back Corey Clement had the ball stripped at the 1-yard line by Iowa junior linebacker Josey Jewell and senior cornerback Desmond King recovered the fumble in the end zone for a touchback. - The Sports Xchange
10/22/16 - Jesse Ertz, rJr/2018, Kansas State, 6-2, 205 (DS#42 QB)[Newsfeed] Ertz uses arm, legs to push Kansas State past Texas...Kansas State raced to a two-touchdown lead in the first half and held on to defeat Texas 24-21 in front of 52,328 Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Kansas State (4-3, 2-2 Big 12) used a balanced offense with 234 yards on the ground and 171 through the air. Jesse Ertz passed for 171 yards and a touchdown and added 78 yards and a pair of scores on the ground to lead the way. Texas (3-4, 1-3) had opportunities to cut into a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter but could not capitalize on two Wildcats turnovers. Edwin Freeman returned an interception 33 yards to the K-State 36 with 9:50 left, but the Longhorns turned it over on downs. After Ertz fumbled trying to convert a third-and-1, the Longhorns had the ball on their own 47. But Trent Domingue missed a 35-yard field-goal attempt. Texas used its final two timeouts, then took over on its own 43 with 2:53 left, down 10 points. The Longhorns finally scored on a 6-yard pass from Shane Buechele to Dorian Leonard, but the onside kick went out of bounds. - The Sports Xchange
10/22/16 - Bug Howard, Sr/2017, North Carolina, 6-4, 210 (DS#29 WR)[Newsfeed] North Carolina deep threat Mack Hollins won't be on the field when the No. 22 Tar Heels play at Virginia on Saturday, but his No. 13 Jersey will be. Fellow receiver Bug Howard has swapped his typical No. 84 for Hollins' number to honor his teammate. Hollins is out for the season after suffering a broken right collarbone in the Tar Heels' victory at Miami last weekend. Hollins had 16 catches for a team-best 19.3-yard average and four touchdowns through seven games. Howard is second on the Tar Heels with 29 catches for 429 yards, a 14.8 average, and three touchdowns. - AP Sports
10/22/16 - Jesse Ertz, rJr/2018, Kansas State, 6-2, 205 (DS#42 QB)[Newsfeed] Jesse Ertz ran for two touchdowns and threw for another score, Kansas State held Texas running back D'Onta Foreman in check and the Wildcats held on for a 24-21 victory on Saturday. Kansas State (4-3, 2-2 Big 12) beat the Longhorns (3-4, 1-3) for the fifth straight time at home, and almost certainly turned up the heat on Texas coach Charlie Strong - as if that was possible. He dropped to 14-18 with the Longhorns, and has lost three of his last four games.
The way it happened was particularly damaging: Texas forced three turnovers without committing one, but was done in by nine penalties, two failed fourth-down conversions, and a badly missed 35-yard field-goal attempt with just over 4 minutes left that would have made it a 24-17 game. The Longhorns eventually got the ball back, and Shane Buechele hit Dorian Leonard from 6 yards out with 46 seconds left. But the ensuing onside kick went out of bounds to seal the outcome. Ertz threw for 171 yards while running for 78, one week after a shoulder injury prevented him from finishing a loss to Oklahoma. Ertz also teamed with running backs Charles Jones, Justin Silmon and Alex Barnes to pile up 240 yards on the ground. - AP Sports
10/22/16 - Josey Jewell, rJr/2018, Iowa, 6-1, 235 (DS#6 ILB)[Newsfeed] Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell's aggressiveness has made him one of the Big Ten's best players. That physical style nearly cost Jewell the game for the second time this season. Jewell, who has ejected in the first quarter of an opening-day win over Miami (Ohio) for targeting, was flagged for that call again Saturday against No. 10 Wisconsin. Jewell drilled Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook just after an incomplete pass to draw the penalty. But after reviewing the play on video, the officials determined that Jewell hit Hornibrook in the shoulder and waved off the call. The reversal was a welcome relief for Iowa _ and a win for fans across the country who believe that targeting is called way too often. - AP Sports
10/22/16 - Jordan Kunaszyk, rSo/2019, California, 6-2, 235 (DS#12 ILB)[Newsfeed] After more than 200 plays, 101 points and 1,086 yards of offense, it was California's defense that stepped up at the end to seal another thrilling game for the Golden Bears. Matt Anderson kicked a 28-yard field goal in the second overtime and Jordan Kunaszyk ended the game with an interception on the FBS-record 203rd play, giving California a 52-49 victory over Oregon on Friday night. "It's crazy," Kunaszyk said. "I just remember going into OT, I was like, 'Man, another one of these games.' Every one of our games is close. I wouldn't want it any other way."
This was the sixth straight game for Cal that went down to the closing minutes, including an overtime loss at Oregon State two weeks ago and a home win against Utah the previous week when Cal's defense came up with a late goal-line stand. Five of those six games featured both teams scoring at least 40 points but the defense delivered when it mattered most. "Our defense's back was against the wall, just like it was against Utah," coach Sonny Dykes said. "Jordan made a big time break on the ball. You could kind of see it developing. He threw it a tad bit late." Davis Webb threw five touchdown passes and ran for a sixth to lead the way for the Golden Bears (4-3, 2-2 Pac-12), who snapped a seven-game losing streak to Oregon. - AP Sports
10/22/16 - Donnel Pumphrey, Sr/2017, San Diego State, 5-08, 180 (DS#4 RB)[Newsfeed] Donnel Pumphrey Jr. ran for 135 yards and two touchdowns to break two school records and San Diego State rolled to a 42-3 victory over San Jose State on Friday night. Rashaad Penny added 105 yards and three scores, including a career-best 73-yarder to close the scoring with 1 second left in the third quarter for the Aztecs (6-1, 3-0 Mountain West). Pumphrey, the nation's leading rusher with 1,246 yards, has 58 career rushing touchdowns and 63 touchdowns overall, breaking Marshall Faulk's school records. Christian Chapman completed 13 of 18 passes for 167 yards and a 4-yard touchdown to David Wells to open the scoring. The Spartans (2-6, 1-3) were limited to 203 yards while the Aztecs had 444, 277 on the ground. San Diego State's defense has not allowed a touchdown to a conference opponent in 12 quarters and has a 14-game winning streak against MWC teams. - AP Sports
10/22/16 - Davis Webb, Sr/2017, California, 6-3, 227 (DS#6 QB)[Newsfeed] Cal outlasts Oregon 52-49 in OT...California linebacker Jordan Kunaszyk intercepted Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert in the second overtime to secure a 52-49 win for the Bears on Friday night in a Pac-12 gamel at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Calif. Cal took the lead on Matt Anderson's 28-yard field goal in the second overtime and then Kunaszyk intercepted Herbert on the second play of Oregon's ensuing drive to end the game. Cal quarterback Davis Webb threw for 325 yards and five touchowns even though leading receiver Chad Hansen missed the game because of injury. Running back Tre Watson ran for 154 yards and Khalfani Muhammad added 148 yards on the ground for the Bears (4-3, 2-2 Pac-12). Oregon rallied from a 20-point deficit to take a 35-34 lead in the fourth quarter, but Webb answered with a 14-yard touchdown pass to Watson that gave the Bears a 42-35 lead after a two-point conversion with 9:50 left to play. - The Sports Xchange
10/22/16 - Zack Drayer, Sr/2017, Saint Francis (PA), 6-2, 215 (DS#999 QB)[Newsfeed] Zack Drayer scored his second touchdown on a quarterback sneak with 50 seconds remaining to give St. Francis to a 14-10 victory over Duquesne on Friday night. Drayer's scored capped a 10-play, 63-yard drive that included his 23-yard pass to Kameron Lewis on fourth-and-12 that took the ball to the Duquesne 43. On a wet, windy night, Drayer only completed 9 of 22 passes for 157 yards but he connected with Lewis on an 83-yarder to set up his first TD. The bomb came on the first play after a Jermaine Ponder interception for the Red Flash (5-3, 3-0 Northeast). On the next play Drayer plowed into the end zone from the 1, making it 7-3 at halftime. Lewis finished with 135 yards on four catches. The Dukes (4-3, 1-1) took a 10-7 lead in the third quarter on a 1-yard run by A.J. Hines, who had 123 yards on 25 carries. That capped a four-play, 41-yard drive following an interception by Jonathant Istache. - AP Sports
10/22/16 - Alek Torgersen, Sr/2017, Pennsylvania, 6-2, 230 (DS#48 QB)[Newsfeed] Alek Torgersen threw four touchdown passes, three to Justin Watson, and Penn rolled to a 42-7 victory over Yale in the first night game in Yale Bowl history. Torgersen completed 16 of 23 passes for 229 yards and rushed for 66 yards. Watson had 10 receptions for 166 yards with touchdowns covering 5, 41 and 35 yards. Torgersen moved into a tie for second with 47 career TD passes and Watson moved into fourth in career receptions (161) and touchdowns (17) for the Quakers (4-2, 3-0 Ivy Leauge). Tre Solomon rushed for 120 yards, seven shy of the career high he set a week earlier, on 15 carries, including a 3-yard touchdown run, for Penn, which won its fourth straight. Cameron Countryman had a 10-yard touchdown reception and Karekin Brooks had a 13-yard run for his first career touchdown. Penn, which led 35-0 at halftime, finished with 508 yards and held the Bulldogs (1-5, 1-2) to 229. - AP Sports
10/22/16 - Ryquell Armstead, So/2019, Temple, 5-11, 205 (DS#32 RB)[Newsfeed] Ryquell Armstead ran for a career-high 210 yards, including touchdowns of 76 and 42 yards, and Temple moved into first place in the AAC East with a 46-30 victory against South Florida on Friday night. The Owls (5-3, 3-1) repaid a 44-23 loss to the Bulls (6-2, 3-1) last season and ran for 319 yards. USF quarterback Quinton Flowers threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score, but he was shaken up late in the fourth quarter trying to dive for a first down. He did not return. Bulls coach Willie Taggart said Flowers "tweaked" his hamstring. Marlon Mack ran for a 30-yard touchdown with 8:42 left to cut the lead to 37-30. USF got the ball at its 13 down seven with 5:00 minutes left, but Delvon Randall intercepted a pass by backup quarterback Brett Kean to put the Owls at the 3. Jahad Thomas ran in for a score on the next play seal the victory. - AP Sports
10/22/16 - William Likely, Sr/2017, Maryland, 5-07, 175 (DS#19 CB)[Newsfeed] Maryland's Likely unlikely to return this season...The college career ended abruptly for one of the nation's most versatile players, Maryland cornerback and punt returner Will Likely. Coach DJ Durkin revealed Friday night that Likely did indeed tear his ACL last week in a 31-10 loss to Minnesota. He was injured in the second quarter, but there had been some hope the injury was not that serious. But those hopes were dashed quickly. Likely finishes his college career with 229 tackles and seven interceptions. Likely, a preseason All American, set or tied six Maryland records during his three years at College Park. He almost declared for the NFL Draft after last season, when he earned All-American honors as a kick returner. Despite playing in only 11 games last season, he compiled 1,197 combined kick and punt return yards, which ranked him third in the nation. This season, he led the Terrapins with three pass breakups and three passes defended while also averaging more than 27 yards per kickoff return. For his career, Likely returned six kicks for scores and totaled more than 3,000 yards on kick returns. He also had six career receptions, though only one this year. - The Sports Xchange