11/14/18 - Joseph Broadnax Jr., rSr, Texas Christian, 5-11, 294 (DS#999 DT) TCU starting senior defensive tackle Joseph Broadnax isn't expected to play again because of an undisclosed medical condition initially discovered during a preseason screening. Coach Gary Patterson said Tuesday that he couldn't elaborate but that an MRI during the summer found something in the early stages that was OK then. But the 6-foot, 294-pound Broadnax didn't play Saturday at West Virginia after showing signs related to the condition, including weakness in his arm. "Now you've got to be smart and you've got to take care of it," Patterson said. The screening last summer was part of a study TCU's football program is involved with to assist in the prevention and treatment of concussions. Broadnax's condition isn't concussion-related, but Patterson said the player is going "to have an opportunity to live a lot longer because they caught it." The coach said it might have gone undetected for 10 to 20 years otherwise, and that there is medicine that can help. - AP College Football
11/14/18 - Kasim Hill, rFr, Maryland, 6-2, 234 (DS#999 QB) During a harsh season in which the Maryland football team has been forced to deal with an array of setbacks - none worse than the death of player Jordan McNair - the Terrapins have repeatedly showed their resiliency. With No. 9 Ohio State next on the schedule, Maryland has yet another obstacle to overcome. Interim coach Matt Canada announced Tuesday that starting quarterback Kasim Hill tore the ACL in his left knee during last week's game at Indiana, making this the second straight season he's had cut short by an ACL tear. "It's very disappointing. Obviously, there are no words to say to make it any better," Canada said. "Great kid, a kid who worked so hard to battle his way back. He will again." A year ago, Hill tore his right ACL in the third game of his freshman season. Now, he's got to deal with surgery and rehabilitation for a second time. Hill posted on Instagram : "Never thought I'd have to attack this process all over again, but the Lord has more adversity for me to overcome." Hill started all 10 games this season. He threw for 1,083 yards and nine touchdowns with four interceptions. - AP College Football
11/11/18 - Dylan Singleton, Jr, Duke, 5-11, 190 (DS#999 SS) Duke says safety Dylan Singleton is out indefinitely with a broken left ankle. Team spokesman Art Chase said Singleton had surgery Sunday to repair the injury suffered a day earlier in a 42-35 victory over North Carolina. He's the 15th player with starting experience to miss at least one game this season due to injury. The junior had started all 10 games and had 73 tackles, and had four games with at least 10 tackles. Duke (7-3, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) visits No. 2 Clemson on Saturday night. - AP College Football
11/11/18 - Zack Moss, Jr, Utah, 5-09, 215 (DS#4 RB) Utah running back Zack Moss sustained a potentially season-ending knee injury while climbing into bed, according to coach Kyle Whittingham. Whittingham labeled the injury as "very strange" while talking with reporters after the Utes' 32-25 victory versus Oregon on Saturday. "It locked up on him, his leg, and it could have been from a week ago, a month ago, a year ago," Whittingham told reporters. "There's just no way to tell. And so, it's unfortunate. It looks like he's going to need surgery. That's not 100 percent sure right now. I guess there's going to be some second opinions and so forth." It is not immediately known if Moss -- a junior -- will return to action or if his collegiate career is over. He is expected to be an early-entry candidate for the 2019 NFL Draft.
"The approach we take is in-season you do everything that is in the best interest of the team. After the season it's what is in the best interest of the player," Whittingham said. "So, if it's in Zack's best interest to come out early, then we'll support that 100 percent. But those decisions will be made in due time, next month or two. But the first order of business is to get the injury addressed and decide exactly what needs to happen." Armand Shyne led the Utes with 174 yards on 26 carries against the Ducks in place of Moss, who has rushed for 1,092 yards and 11 touchdowns in nine games this season. Moss was on pace to break Utah's single-season rushing record, which is 1,519 yards. Moss has 2,647 career rushing yards and 23 touchdowns on 477 carries. - The Sports Xchange
11/11/18 - LJ Scott, rSr, Michigan State, 6-0, 225 (DS#8 RB) Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio says running back LJ Scott will redshirt this season and return in 2019. Scott did not play Saturday when the 24th-ranked Spartans lost 26-6 to eighth-ranked Ohio State. He hurt his ankle in early September and has appeared in only four games this year. Scott was considered a candidate to leave for the NFL last year, but he decided to come back to Michigan State. He has rushed for only 180 yards this season. Players can now appear in up to four games and still qualify for a redshirt year. "You have an opportunity for him to come back, get his degree," Dantonio said. "He wants to do that and get himself right to play his final season at Michigan State." - AP College Football
11/10/18 - LJ Scott, rSr, Michigan State, 6-0, 225 (DS#8 RB) RB LJ Scott, limited to four games this season because of an ankle injury, will redshirt and return next season, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said Saturday. Dantonio said that Scott and his family made the decision to return, and that he supported that choice. Scott is taking advantage of a new NCAA college football rule that allows players to redshirt if they have played in no more than four games and have not previously redshirted. Scott will enter the 2019 season with 586 carries for 2,771 yards (4.7 per carry) and 25 touchdowns.
11/09/18 - Zack Moss, Jr, Utah, 5-09, 215 (DS#4 RB) Utah running back Zack Moss will miss the rest of the season after injuring a knee injury in practice Wednesday. "So many emotions. So many tears. I'm coming back stronger. God's plan," Moss tweeted Thursday night after learning that his injury would end his season and that he would need surgery. Moss, a junior, rushed for 1,092 yards and 11 touchdowns in nine games. He ranked third in the Pac-12 in total rushing yardage and his 6.1 yards per carry ranked second in the league. Moss is just the fourth player for the Utes to have two 1,000-yard seasons in his career. He rushed for 1,173 yards and 10 touchdowns during a breakout sophomore campaign a year ago. This is the second major injury to a key playmaker for Utah in November. The Utes also lost starting quarterback Tyler Huntley for the season after he suffered a broken collarbone in the third quarter of a 38-20 loss to Arizona State. - AP College Football
11/08/18 - Olive Sagapolu, Sr, Wisconsin, 6-2, 342 (DS#7 DT) NT Olive Sagapolu will miss the remainder of the season after having surgery on his right arm. Sagapolu was injured in Wisconsin's loss to Northwestern two weeks ago and he missed Saturday's home game against Rutgers. He finished the season with 23 tackles, including 4 1/2 tackles for loss and two sacks, which tied him for second on the team. He also had an interception.
11/08/18 - Kyle Trask, rSo, Florida, 6-4, 234 (DS#999 QB) The father of Florida quarterback Kyle Trask says his son is out for the season because of a broken foot. Michael Trask posted on Facebook that Kyle fractured a foot practicing a trick play Wednesday. The 19th-ranked Gators (6-3, 4-3 Southeastern Conference) declined comment when asked about Trask's injury. Coach Dan Mullen had been deciding between Feleipe Franks and Trask to start against South Carolina on Saturday, but it now appears Franks will be the choice. Mullen has made it clear he wants to redshirt highly touted freshman Emory Jones. Franks was benched last week in a 38-17 loss to Missouri. He completed 9 of 22 passes for 84 yards. Trask replaced Franks in the third quarter and completed 10 of 18 passes for 126 yards and a touchdown. - AP College Football
11/07/18 - Malcolm Cook, rSr, Virginia, 6-1, 240 (DS#999 ILB) Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall says sixth-year linebacker Malcolm Cook has decided to end his playing career. Mendenhall says the oft-injured Cook will have a medical procedure for a sports hernia that would cause him to miss the remainder of the season. Cook has appeared in four games this season and accounted for 20 tackles. During 19 career games, he amassed 70 total tackles and two sacks. Cook missed the entire 2016 season due to a medical condition. He returned in 2017 and appeared in nine games with six starts. - AP College Football
11/04/18 - Tyler Huntley, Jr, Utah, 6-1, 200 (DS#23 QB) Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley will miss the remainder of the season after sustaining a broken collarbone during Saturday's 38-20 setback at Arizona State. Freshman Jason Shelley will take over starting duties in place of Huntley, who was carted off the field in the third quarter after colliding with Sun Devils defensive back Demonte King. Huntley completed 150 of 234 passes for 1,788 yards with 12 touchdowns and six interceptions this season for the Utes, who are in first place in the Pac-12 South. Utah owns a 6-3 mark overall and 4-3 conference record. The junior quarterback completed 7 of 15 passes for 88 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions against Arizona State. Shelley entered Saturday's contest and led the Utes to a field goal, trimming their deficit to 21-20. He finished just 4 of 11 for 59 yards with an interception versus the Sun Devils, who scored the game's final 17 points to seal the win. Shelley, who is expected to start next week's home game against Oregon, had attempted just three passes in his career prior to Saturday's action. Sophomore walk-on Drew Lisk is the lone other quarterback on the roster for Utah, which announced two weeks ago that freshman Kyle Tuttle was "no longer participating in team activities. - The Sports Xchange
11/04/18 - Sam Hartman, Fr, Wake Forest, 6-0, 190 (DS#999 QB) Wake Forest says starting quarterback Sam Hartman will miss the rest of the season with a leg injury. Coach Dave Clawson disclosed Hartman's injury on Sunday, a day after he was hurt during a 41-24 loss to Syracuse. Hartman had started all nine games for the Demon Deacons (4-5, 1-4 ACC) but becomes the 12th Wake Forest player to suffer a season-ending injury. He was 161 of 291 for 1,984 yards and 16 touchdowns. Wake Forest plays at North Carolina State on Thursday night. - AP College Football
11/03/18 - Shannon Brooks, rJr, Minnesota, 5-11, 215 (DS#999 RB) RB Shannon Brooks will not face formal charges for allegedly assaulting his roommate last month. Brooks was arrested on Oct. 14 on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic assault but a lack of evidence led to the decision not to pursue charges against the senior. "After reviewing the evidence, the City Attorney's Office has declined to charge Mr. Brooks," a spokeswoman for the office emailed the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "There is insufficient evidence to prove this case beyond a reasonable doubt." Brooks was expected to redshirt this season after suffering a knee injury during the preseason. However, he was medically cleared to make his season debut against Nebraska on Oct. 20.
11/02/18 - Rodney Anderson, rJr, Oklahoma, 6-1, 220 (DS#999 RB) Injured Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson will forego his senior season and enter the NFL draft. Anderson suffered a season-ending knee injury in the second game of this season against UCLA. He made the announcement that he would not return to the Sooners on Thursday on social media. "With my degree already in hand and after much discussion with my family, I have chosen to set my sights on the NFL and focus on preparing for the 2019 NFL Draft," he said in the statement. "This was not an easy decision, but I believe I am ready for this next step." Anderson's star rose quickly. He didn't start until the middle of last season, but he eventually ran for 1,161 yards and 13 touchdowns and caught five touchdown passes to help the Sooners reach the College Football Playoff.
He ran for 201 yards in the Rose Bowl against Georgia. In his best game last season, he had 290 yards and four touchdowns from scrimmage in a regular-season win over TCU. Starting with last year's Oct. 21 game at Kansas State, he led all Power Five players the rest of the season with 1,333 yards from scrimmage and 16 total touchdowns in eight games. Anderson opened this season with 100 yards and two touchdowns on just five carries against Florida Atlantic. He ran for 19 yards and a touchdown against UCLA before getting hurt on the last play of the first quarter. The knee injury was the third season-ending injury of his career. He suffered a broken leg in the second game of the 2015 season, and a neck injury before the 2016 season even started sidelined him for the year. - AP College Football
10/29/18 - Nick Bosa, Jr, Ohio State, 6-4, 263 (DS#1 DE) Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa agrees with his younger brother Nick's decision to leave Ohio State early to focus on getting ready for the NFL draft. Nick Bosa suffered a core muscle injury on Sept. 15 against TCU. He had surgery five days later, and some had hoped the 6-foot-4, 263-pound junior could return late in the season. But Bosa announced on Oct. 16 that his Ohio State career was over. Joey Bosa said the entire family discussed the matter and that they all came to the same agreement. "You have to understand that it is a business and he has to take care of himself," Joey Bosa said Monday as the Chargers returned to practice following a bye week. "If anyone had the opportunity to hit the lottery tomorrow, would anyone risk that? He has that opportunity. There is a difference between high draft stock and No. 1 pick in the draft." - AP College Football
10/29/18 - Stephen Louis, rSr, North Carolina State, 6-2, 215 (DS#999 WR) North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren says receiver Stephen Louis will have season-ending surgery due to a high ankle sprain. The graduate student and a team captain was injured against Clemson and didn't play in the weekend loss at Syracuse. Doeren didn't specify Monday when Louis would have the surgery, but said he wouldn't be 100 percent afterward until January or February. Doeren says the team's compliance staff was looking into the possibility of seeking a sixth year of eligibility for Louis from the NCAA, though it's unclear if they will pursue the option. Louis had 12 catches for 154 yards in five games. - AP College Football
10/23/18 - Austin Mack, Jr, Ohio State, 6-1, 215 (DS#999 WR) Ohio State wide receiver Austin Mack will be sidelined indefinitely as he recovers from surgery on his left foot. Mack underwent surgery on his foot Monday, multiple media outlets reported. Austin Ward of Lettermen Row first reported the news. The junior's 26 receptions are good enough for third-best on the Buckeyes while his 331 yards receiving are the fourth highest on the team. He also has a touchdown catch. Mack had one catch for 24 yards in Ohio State's 49-20 loss to Purdue on Saturday before exiting the contest in the second half. He was spotted on crutches after the setback to the Boilermakers.
The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Mack is coming off a fine sophomore campaign in which he grabbed 24 passes for 343 yards and two touchdowns. With Mack sidelined, Binjimen Victor likely will be asked to step up in his absence. Victor, who is listed as Mack's backup on the latest depth chart, has 14 receptions for 236 yards and three touchdowns this season. The 6-4, 200-pound Victor had five catches for 67 yards against Purdue on Saturday Parris Campbell has a team-leading 52 catches and K.J. Hill has a club-best 656 receiving yards for Ohio State (7-1, 3-1), which hosts Nebraska on Nov. 3. - The Sports Xchange
10/22/18 - Shawn Robinson, So, Texas Christian, 6-1, 228 (DS#999 QB) QB Shawn Robinson will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery, head coach Gary Patterson announced. Michael Collins, a transfer from Penn who replaced Robinson on Saturday against Oklahoma, will become the starting quarterback for the Horned Frogs (3-4). Robinson, a sophomore, played in all seven games for TCU. He completed 60.8 percent pf his passes for 1,334 yards, nine touchdowns and eight interceptions. He also ran for 230 yards and three scores. Before being replaced in the loss to Oklahoma, Robinson completed three of eight passes for 21 yards.
10/22/18 - Tyler Huntley, Jr, Utah, 6-1, 200 (DS#23 QB) OCT 22 PAC-12 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Tyler Huntley tied his career high with 341 yards on 22-of-29 passing (76%) and four touchdowns. He also rushed for 33 rushing yards and a touchdown. Huntley's 46-yard touchdown pass to Britain Covey on third down and five in the first quarter sparked a run of 34 unanswered points by Utah. The Utes took their first lead of the game (17-14) when Huntley racked up 58 of Utah's 67 yards in a second-quarter scoring drive, including his 3-yard rushing touchdown to finish the drive. - Pac-12 Football
10/22/18 - Shawn Robinson, So, Texas Christian, 6-1, 228 (DS#999 QB) There will be no quarterback controversy for TCU: Starter Shawn Robinson is facing surgery that is expected to end his season. Two days after a midgame switch, coach Gary Patterson said Monday his sophomore quarterback will have surgery and that former Penn transfer Michael Collins will get his first start Saturday at Kansas. "We have no choice really, Shawn's been trying to play through (an injury)," Patterson said during the Big 12 coaches weekly conference call. Patterson did not say what surgery Robinson would have, but the decision comes more than three weeks after the quarterback took a direct shot on his non-throwing left shoulder and had to be helped off the field in the closing seconds of a 17-14 win over Iowa State on Sept. 29. Robinson played all of the following game Oct. 11 against Texas Tech, but was replaced by Collins after the first three series Saturday in a 52-27 loss to Oklahoma. - AP College Football
10/21/18 - Tyler Huntley, Jr, Utah, 6-1, 200 (DS#23 QB) Tyler Huntley threw for 341 yards and four touchdowns on 22-of-29 passing to lead Utah to a 41-28 victory over Southern Cal on Saturday night. Huntley matched a career-high in passing yards to help the Utes beat the Trojans for the third straight time at home. Zack Moss added 136 yards on 25 carries. Utah (5-2, 3-2 Pac-12) has won three straight overall and moved into a first-place tie with USC in the Pac-12 South. JT Daniels was 6-of-16 passing for 89 yards and a score with two interceptions for USC. Matt Fink, who played the entire fourth quarter in place of the freshman, finished with 43 yards and a touchdown on 6-of-7 passing. The Trojans (4-3, 3-2 Pac-12) generated just 205 total yards and averaged 3.8 yards per play. Utah tallied 541 yards while averaging 6.7 yards per play. - AP College Football
10/18/18 - Nick Bosa, Jr, Ohio State, 6-4, 263 (DS#1 DE) DE Nick Bosa should be healthy enough to participate in workouts prior to the NFL Draft. Bosa's father, John, told SiriusXM NFL Radio that his son faces a recovery period of 10 to 12 weeks after undergoing groin surgery last month. Ohio State announced last week that Nick Bosa will withdraw from the school to rehab his injury in preparation for the 2019 NFL Draft. Bosa is expected to be in the mix to be the No. 1 pick in the draft. He is No. 2, behind Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver, on the Big Board of NFLDraftScout.com senior analyst Rob Rang.
10/17/18 - Porter Gustin, Sr, Southern California, 6-4, 260 (DS#7 OLB) Southern California outside linebacker Porter Gustin underwent surgery to repair a broken ankle Tuesday. He is looking at a four-month recovery after having a metal plate and screw inserted in his right ankle, Trojans coach Clay Helton said Tuesday night, a timetable that would likely allow the talented pass rusher to participate in workouts ahead of the 2019 NFL Draft. Gustin sustained the injury that ended his senior season late in the fourth quarter of USC's 31-20 win over Colorado on Saturday night. He had 21 sacks and 33 tackles for loss during his college career, with seven sacks and 10 tackles for loss this season to lead USC in both categories, and projects as one of the top edge defenders available for NFL teams to draft next year.
Helton said it would be impossible for USC to replace Gustin's contributions to the team on and off the field. "There's only one Porter," Helton said. "I've been doing it 24 years and I can count on one hand guys you'll always remember, and that guy, he's the definition of what a Trojan is." This is the second straight season in which Gustin sustained a season-ending injury. He was limited to four games in 2017 because of toe and biceps injuries, missing the Pac-12 title game and Cotton Bowl. USC (4-2) plays at Utah (4-2) on Saturday night. - AP College Football
10/16/18 - Shannon Brooks, rJr, Minnesota, 5-11, 215 (DS#999 RB) Minnesota running back Shannon Brooks has returned to the team following his weekend arrest on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic assault. Coach P.J. Fleck said Tuesday that the senior's playing status was "evolving." No charges had been filed as of Tuesday stemming from the alleged incident between Brooks and his male roommate. No injuries were reported. Brooks was jailed Sunday and released Monday. Fleck said Brooks has been medically cleared for game action for the first time this year following a knee injury he suffered during an offseason workout. Brooks can appear in up to four games and still maintain his final year of eligibility. The Gophers play Saturday at Nebraska. Running Mohamed Ibrahim won the Big Ten Freshman of the Week award for his performance at Ohio State. - AP College Football
10/16/18 - Soso Jamabo, Sr, UCLA, 6-1, 212 (DS#17 RB) UCLA linebacker Jaelan Phillips and running back Soso Jamabo will miss the remainder of the season due to head injuries, the team announced. Because of the new NCAA redshirt rules, both players could save this season's eligibility as neither has played in more than four games in 2018. "Safety is our first concern, so let's make sure everybody is safe before we talk about is a guy going to play for us three years from now," coach Chip Kelly told reporters. Phillips recorded just one sack in four games after entering the season with a wrist injury. The 6-foot-4, 245-pound sophomore was injured in an offseason scooter accident. Per the Los Angeles News, Phillips "has not been seen on the practice field or the sideline during games since after UCLA's loss (to Colorado) on Sept. 28." Jamabo provided a strong contribution with 1,170 yards rushing over his first three seasons before seeing his role reduced in 2018. The senior, who was suspended for the first two games of the campaign, had just five carries for 12 yards this year. UCLA posted its first win of the season this past Saturday with a resounding 37-7 triumph against California. The Bruins host Arizona on Saturday. - The Sports Xchange