11/13/17 - Anthony Brown, rFr, Boston College, 6-0, 210 (DS#999 QB) Boston College will be without starting quarterback Anthony Brown for the rest of the season, coach Steve Addazio said Monday. "Anthony has a lower leg injury that will require surgery. So we'll be moving forward. Obviously, our heart goes out to Anthony. He's a big part of the future of our program, and he's a great competitor," Addazio said at his weekly press conference. "He'll be back ready to roll next year, and we'll have had a great year behind his belt to prepare for another great year from now." Brown suffered the injury to his right leg in Saturday's loss to North Carolina State.
The redshirt freshman has started all 10 games for Boston College (5-5), completing 134 of 258 passes for 1,367 yards, with 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He was replaced Saturday by senior Darius Wade, who will start Saturday when the Eagles play a nonconference game against Connecticut (3-7) at Fenway Park in Boston. "We're going to attack, just like we have been," Addazio said. "Not really looking for a game manager, to be honest with you. We got out of that mode and grew and got to the point where we're attacking defenses." True freshman E.J. Perry, who has not played yet, will be available, Addazio said. Wide receiver Jeff Smith, who started three games at quarterback in 2015, will also take some practice snaps at quarterback this week. - The Sports Xchange
11/12/17 - Darius Anderson, So, Texas Christian, 5-11, 205 (DS#10 RB) Darius Anderson, TCU's leading rusher, might miss the remainder of the season with a right foot injury, according to coach Gary Patterson. Anderson was injured in the second quarter of Saturday's 38-20 loss at Oklahoma. The sophomore left the field favoring his right leg while being helped to the sidelines by trainers. Anderson had 42 yards on seven carries before leaving the game. Anderson has rushed for 768 yards and eight touchdowns on 128 carries.
11/11/17 - Anthony Brown, rFr, Boston College, 6-0, 210 (DS#999 QB) Boston College quarterback Anthony Brown has left Saturday's game against North Carolina State on crutches with a right leg injury. The redshirt freshman, who has helped sparked BC's three-game winning streak, crumpled to the ground in pain after making a cut deep in Wolfpack territory without being hit early in the second quarter. His right knee appeared to buckle on the cut. Brown was on the ground for a while before being helped off without putting any weight on the leg. After being examined on the sideline, he left on crutches. Brown, who won the starting job over graduate Darius Wade during the preseason camp, has thrown for more than 1,300 yards with 11 TDs, and rushed for another score. Wade entered the game after Brown was injured. - AP College Football
11/09/17 - Quintez Cephus, So, Wisconsin, 6-0, 205 (DS#8 WR) WR Quintez Cephus will miss the remainder of the season following surgery on his right leg, Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst announced. Cephus, a sophomore, sustained the injury while blocking on a running play during the third quarter against Indiana on Saturday. Cephus has a team-high 501 receiving yards and six touchdowns to go along with 30 catches.
11/07/17 - Deebo Samuel, rJr, South Carolina, 5-11, 208 (DS#8 WR) South Carolina junior WR Deebo Samuel (5-11, 208, 4.50, #1) announced this week that he plans to return to Columbia for his final season of eligibility next season. He had 15 receptions for 250 yards and three touchdowns in the first three games before a fractured fibula ended his season prematurely. Samuel was attempting to return this season, but a sprained foot during rehab shelved those talks. But the good news for Gamecocks fans is he will return next year and the 2018 NFL Draft loses a potential top-flight receiver. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
11/07/17 - Shaun Dion Hamilton, Sr, Alabama, 6-0, 235 (DS#7 ILB) Alabama defeated LSU Saturday night, but its defense took a hit when senior LB Shaun Dion Hamilton (6-0, 233, 4.79, #20) went down with a right knee injury. He previously injured that same knee in last year's SEC Championship Game, tearing his ACL and undergoing surgery. Dion Hamilton returned healthy for his final season, but unfortunately a fractured knee cap Saturday night required season-ending surgery on Sunday. There wasn't any ligament damage like his previous injury, making it a possibility for him to work out for teams prior to the 2018 NFL Draft. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
11/07/17 - Tanner Mangum, Jr, Brigham Young, 6-3, 215 (DS#14 QB) BYU coach Kalani Sitake has opened up the quarterback competition 10 games into the season after Tanner Mangum was lost for 2017 due to an Achilles injury. A historically bad campaign turned worse during a 20-13 loss to Fresno State on Saturday when Mangum went down. The Cougars (2-8) are now in danger of their first nine-loss season since 1955. Sitake said sophomore Beau Hoge, freshman Joe Critchlow and freshman Kody Wilstead will have an opportunity to win the job and start against UNLV on Friday. Quarterback Koy Detmer Jr. and former quarterback Austin Kafentzis are not competing to replace Mangum. Kafentzis does have a wildcat package in which he lines up at quarterback.
"There's some guys who haven't really had their shot," Sitake said. "We'll see if they deserve it. How well they do leading the offense, that can be established this week. ... A lot of stuff factors into it. Who's ready to be the guy and who's going to take it? That's why they have to compete for it." The BYU offense has been in shambles all season, even with Mangum under center. He averaged 192.5 yards per game and threw eight touchdowns and nine interceptions with a 57.2 completion percentage. The scoring offense is ranked No. 126 out of 130 teams with just 15.1 points per game. Mangum missed two games earlier this season due to a left foot injury and went down for good, untouched, in the fourth quarter Saturday. - AP College Football
11/07/17 - Deebo Samuel, rJr, South Carolina, 5-11, 208 (DS#8 WR) South Carolina junior receiver Deebo Samuel announced he will return for his senior year. Samuel had six touchdowns before suffering a broken leg in the third game of the season. Samuel had been aiming for a late-season comeback but recently suffered a high ankle sprain during the recovery process. "GAMECOCKS COUNTRY we got one more ride and it's going to be one to remember," Samuel posted on Twitter on Sunday night. "I love you all." Samuel is one of the top all-purpose threats in the country. He returned kickoffs for touchdowns in each of the first two games, caught 15 passes for 250 yards and three scores, and added another touchdown on a 25-yard run. He is rated the No. 8 wide receiver in the 2019 draft class by NFLDraftScout.com. Samuel caught 59 passes for 783 yards and one touchdown last season, when he rushed for six TDs on 15 carries, returned a kick for a score and threw a 33-yard touchdown pass. - The Sports Xchange
11/07/17 - Sharif Finch, Sr, Temple, 6-3, 255 (DS#999 DE) NOV 6 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Sharif Finch, Sr., DE, Temple, Neptune, N.J.,...Finch led a Temple defense that limited Navy to 362 yards of offense in a 34-26 win against the Midshipmen. Finch had a team-high nine tackles, including 2.0 sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss as the Owls held Navy — the national leader in rushing yards entering the game — to 136 rushing yards, or 240 yards below its season average. - American Athletic Conference Football
11/06/17 - Shaun Dion Hamilton, Sr, Alabama, 6-0, 235 (DS#7 ILB) LB Shaun Dion Hamilton underwent surgery and will miss the rest of the season with a broken right kneecap, coach Nick Saban said Monday. Hamilton's season ends early for the second consecutive season. He suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during the 2016 SEC Championship Game. The senior was tied for second on the team in tackles this season with 40, including 5.5 for loss and 2.5 sacks.
11/06/17 - David Blough, rJr, Purdue, 6-1, 200 (DS#17 QB) QB David Blough will undergo surgery Tuesday for a dislocated right ankle, coach Jeff Brohm said Monday. Blough, who has started five games for the Boilermakers (4-5, 2-4 Big Ten), suffered the injury Saturday during a running play in a 29-10 victory over Illinois. "It may have been a small break of the fibula and something with the ligament down there. I don't know the exact terminology," Brohm said at his weekly press conference. "But it is something they can fix. The rehab will take some time but I think he can recover from it." Blough is expected to miss about six months, missing spring ball. He has completed 102 of 157 passes for 1,103 yards, with nine touchdowns and four interceptions.
11/04/17 - David Blough, rJr, Purdue, 6-1, 200 (DS#17 QB) Richie Worship had 10 carries for 44 yards and a touchdown, and also caught five passes for 43 yards, helping Purdue defeat Illinois 29-10 Saturday to snap a three-game losing streak in Big Ten play in West Lafayette, Ind. It is Purdue's first victory in the month of November since 2012. David Blough was 16-of-24 passing for 194 yards, and also had three carries for 16 yards, but left the game in the fourth quarter with an apparent head injury following a big hit by Illinois defensive end Bobby Roundtree. Roundtree was initially flagged for targeting, but officials overturned the call upon further review. Elijah Sindelar replaced the injured Blough, finishing 2 of 2 for 32 yards and a touchdown. The Boilermakers (4-5, 2-4 Big Ten) used a total of nine ball carriers, amassing 209 rushing yards on 44 carries. DJ Knox led the backfield committee, rushing 14 times for 85 yards and a touchdown. Purdue gained a total of 435 yards to Illinois' 250. - The Sports Xchange
10/31/17 - Kamryn Pettway, rJr, Auburn, 6-0, 235 (DS#13 RB) RB Kamryn Pettway will be sidelined for an extended period of time with a fractured scapula, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said Tuesday. Pettway sustained the injury during Auburn's 52-20 win over Arkansas on Oct. 21, but Malzahn noted that he didn't become aware of it with the Tigers until during a bye. Pettway rushed for a team-high 1,224 yards and seven touchdowns last season, earning first-team All-SEC honors. The junior has been limited by injuries this season, recording just 76 carries for 305 yards with six touchdowns.
10/30/17 - Malik Davis, Fr, Florida, 5-11, 194 (DS#999 RB) Florida will be without leading rusher Malik Davis for the rest of the season because of a knee injury. Davis injured his right knee in the first quarter of Saturday's 42-7 loss to Southeastern Conference rival Georgia. Interim coach Randy Shannon said Monday that Davis will have season-ending surgery. Davis leads the Gators (3-4, 3-3 SEC) with 526 yards on the ground and has been the team's most consistent playmaker. Without him, Lamical Perine and Mark Thompson will share carries beginning Saturday at Missouri. Shannon says "it's a big blow for us because he was an explosive running back." Linebacker Kylan Johnson also could miss the remainder of the season with a nagging hamstring injury. - AP College Football
10/30/17 - Hunter Bryant, Fr, Washington, 6-2, 239 (DS#999 TE) Washington true freshman tight end Hunter Bryant, second on the team in receptions, will miss "a significant amount of time," Huskies coach Chris Petersen said Monday. Petersen said at his weekly press conference that he was still awaiting final word from tests done on Bryant's left leg, injured in Saturday's 44-23 victory over UCLA. It seems Bryant will miss at least the rest of the regular season. Bryant has made 21 catches for 314 yards and one touchdown. His injury further depletes a pass-catching corps that lost slot receiver Chico McClatcher to a broken ankle in late September.
Wide receiver Dante Pettis leads the team with 45 catches for 484 yards and six touchdowns. The next-best healthy pass-catchers are tight end Will Dissly and running back Myles Gaskin, each with 12 receptions. Bryant's injury is another blow to the offense of the 12th-ranked Huskies. They also are without junior left tackle Trey Adams, who suffered a season-ending ankle injury in an upset loss at Arizona State on Oct. 14. At the time, he was rated the 59th-best prospect for the 2018 NFL Draft, according to NFLDraftScout.com. Washington (7-1, 4-1 Pac-12) hosts Oregon (5-4, 2-4) on Saturday night. - The Sports Xchange
10/30/17 - Hunter Bryant, Fr, Washington, 6-2, 239 (DS#999 TE) TE Hunter Bryant, a true freshman who is second on the team in receptions, will miss "a significant amount of time," Washington Huskies coach Chris Petersen said Monday. Petersen said at his weekly press conference that he was still awaiting final word from tests done on Bryant's left leg, injured in Saturday's 44-23 victory over UCLA. It seems Bryant will miss at least the rest of the regular season. Bryant has made 21 catches for 314 yards and one touchdown.
10/30/17 - Greg Dortch, rFr, Wake Forest, 5-09, 165 (DS#999 WR) OCT 30 ACC RECEIVER/ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: Greg Dortch, Wake Forest, R-Fr., WR, 5-9, 165, Richmond, Va.,...Dortch was voted ACC Receiver of the Week and Rookie of the Week after he caught 10 passes for 167 yards and a school-record four touchdowns in Wake Forest's 42-32 win over Louisville. Dortch had touchdowns receptions of 32, 4, 25 and 52 yards. His 167 receiving yards marked a career high, and he finished the game with 216 all-purpose yards. Dortch, who suffered a season-ending injury during the game, is one of only three players nationally to have caught four touchdown passes in a game this season. He is the national leader among freshmen in touchdown receptions, receiving yards and receiving yards per game as well as all-purpose yards. - ACC Football
10/29/17 - Greg Dortch, rFr, Wake Forest, 5-09, 165 (DS#999 WR) Wake Forest receiver Greg Dortch will miss the rest of the season after having emergency abdominal surgery on Saturday night, the school announced Sunday. Dortch, a redshirt freshman, set a school record with four touchdowns catches in a 42-32 victory over Louisville on Saturday afternoon. He was helped off the field by trainers after diving and landing on the pylon for his second touchdown of the game, but school officials aren't sure when Dortch was hurt. "Greg showed no symptoms of an injury until about 30 minutes after the game," spokesman Steve Shutt told the Winston-Salem Journal. "He had appeared to have the wind knocked out of him. It's not possible to ascertain when the injury occurred." Dortch matched his career high of 10 receptions and established a personal best of 167 yards in the victory. He finishes the campaign with 53 receptions for 722 yards and nine touchdowns. - The Sports Xchange
10/28/17 - Greg Dortch, rFr, Wake Forest, 5-09, 165 (DS#999 WR) WR Greg Dortch, a redshirt freshman, caught a school-record four touchdown passes to help Wake Forest to a 42-32 victory over Louisville. Dortch matched his season-best of 10 receptions and accumulated a season-high 167 receiving yards.
10/28/17 - Christian Rector, rSo, Southern California, 6-3, 275 (DS#10 DE) DE Christian Rector suffered a broken hand in practice and will miss multiple weeks, according to coach Clay Helton. Rector will require surgery to repair the break, so Helton didn't want to place a definitive timetable on his return. Rector leads the Pac-12 with 6.5 sacks. He has 32 tackles (10 for losses) and two forced fumbles.
10/28/17 - Greg Dortch, rFr, Wake Forest, 5-09, 165 (DS#999 WR) Redshirt freshman receiver Greg Dortch caught a school-record four touchdown passes to help Wake Forest to a 42-32 victory over Louisville on Saturday in ACC play at Winston-Salem, N.C. Senior quarterback John Wolford established career highs of 461 passing yards and five touchdowns as the Demon Deacons (5-3, 2-3) halted a three-game losing streak. Wolford completed 28 of 34 passes and also rushed for a score while Dortch matched his season-best of 10 receptions and accumulated a season-high 167 receiving yards.
Junior quarterback Lamar Jackson passed for 330 yards and one touchdown and rushed for 161 yards and three scores for the Cardinals (5-4, 2-4). Louisville allowed 625 yards -- well over its average of 383.3 -- while losing for the third time in four games and falling into a tie for last place in the Atlantic Division with Florida State. Wolford and Dortch teamed up for the first time on a 32-yard scoring pass in which Dortch lined up behind three blockers in the right flat and navigated his way to a touchdown to give the Demon Deacons a 14-3 lead with 1:05 remaining in the first quarter. The duo combined for a 4-yard scoring pass to boost the lead to 18 early in the second quarter. Jackson scored on a 7-yard run to pull Louisville within 21-10 with 2:58 left in the half before Wolford tossed a 25-yarder to Dortch with 1:29 remaining. - The Sports Xchange
10/27/17 - Christian Rector, rSo, Southern California, 6-3, 275 (DS#10 DE) USC sophomore defensive end Christian Rector suffered a broken hand in practice and will miss multiple weeks, according to coach Clay Helton. Rector will require surgery to repair the break, so Helton didn't want to place a definitive timetable on his return. "We'll see how that goes after the surgery," Helton told reporters. Rector suffered the injury during Wednesday's practice. Rector leads the Pac-12 with 6.5 sacks. He has 32 tackles (10 for losses) and two forced fumbles. The Trojans play at Arizona State on Saturday. - The Sports Xchange
10/24/17 - Frank Ragnow, Sr, Arkansas, 6-4, 319 (DS#3 C) Arkansas senior OC Frank Ragnow (6-4, 319, 5.33, #72) will miss the rest of the season with a high ankle sprain, which will require minor surgery. He is expected to be sidelined for 12 weeks, putting him on pace to be near full health by the Senior Bowl in late January. Along with Ohio State's Billy Price and Michigan's Mason Cole, Ragnow is a top-3 senior center prospect in the 2018 NFL Draft class, offering position versatility at guard as well. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
10/23/17 - Dillon Stoner, Fr, Oklahoma State, 6-0, 175 (DS#999 WR) WR Dillon Stoner returned against Texas after sitting out the Baylor game because of a hamstring injury. Stoner caught two passes at Texas and was also used on punt returns, with three runbacks for 14 yards.
10/23/17 - Frank Ragnow, Sr, Arkansas, 6-4, 319 (DS#3 C) Arkansas got more bad news Monday as standout center Frank Ragnow and stellar freshman running back Chase Hayden are now likely to miss the rest of the season with injuries. The update from coach Bret Bielema was another blow for a team that has lost three straight games in blowout fashion and seven of its last nine overall. The Razorbacks (2-5, 0-4 Southeastern Conference) were already without injured starting quarterback Austin Allen, who has missed the last two games with a shoulder injury, as well as top running back Rawleigh Williams, whose career was ended in the spring following a second neck injury. Also, top wide receiver Jared Cornelius was lost for the season with an Achilles injury he suffered against Texas A&M last month.
"To have running back, wide receiver, quarterback, maybe the best player on our team (Ragnow) ... It's not anything more than reality," Bielema said. "You've got to step up and play and see where it goes from there." Ragnow suffered a high ankle sprain during the second quarter of Saturday's 52-20 loss to No. 19 Auburn. Bielema said his recovery is expected to take 12 weeks. The 6-foot-5, 317-pound center was a preseason All-Southeastern Conference first-team selection, and Bielema said he should recover in time to be fully prepared for the NFL combine and draft. - AP College Football