12/13/18 - McKenzie Milton, Jr, Central Florida, 5-11, 185 (DS#22 QB) QB McKenzie Milton will attend next month's Fiesta Bowl against LSU.
In a statement posted on Twitter, Teresa Milton said her son was undergoing another surgery Thursday "to get him more comfortable" She also wrote: "He will be at the Fiesta Bowl to cheer his teammates on to Victory!
Milton was injured in the second quarter in a win over South Florida on Nov. 23 and watched his teammates beat Memphis in the AAC Championship game at his home in Orlando, Fla.
ESPN reported that Milton already has undergone three surgical procedures on his right leg and will have reconstructive knee surgery in four to six weeks.
Shortly after undergoing surgery, Milton's parents released a statement updating the results of an emergency surgery on their son's leg. According to the statement, the blood flow in his leg was restored and a nerve was injured but intact.
No. 8-ranked UCF (11-0) takes a 24-game winning streak into the Fiesta Bowl. The Golden Knights have not lost a game since Arkansas beat them 31-13 in the Cure Bowl on Dec. 17, 2016.
12/08/18 - Tyler Huntley, Jr, Utah, 6-1, 200 (DS#24 QB) QB Tyler Huntley may not be done for the season after all. Huntley, who broke a collarbone on Nov. 3, was a full participant in Friday's practice and could be available for Utah's matchup against Northwestern in the Holiday Bowl on New Year's "We'll just work him in and see how much he can progress," Utes coach Kyke Whittingham told the Salt Lake Tribune of the possibility of returning for the bowl game. Huntley was able to throw during Friday's non-contact practice but he still must receive medical clearance to return to the lineup.
12/01/18 - McKenzie Milton, Jr, Central Florida, 5-11, 185 (DS#22 QB) QB McKenzie Milton was released from the hospital one week after suffering a gruesome knee injury. Milton, who was injured in a victory over South Florida on Nov. 23, will watch his team play Memphis in the AAC Championship Game on Saturday with his family at his home in Orlando, Fla. ESPN reported that Milton already has undergone three surgical procedures on his right leg and will have reconstructive knee surgery in four to six weeks.
11/27/18 - McKenzie Milton, Jr, Central Florida, 5-11, 185 (DS#22 QB) QB McKenzie Milton's parents provided some encouraging news about their son, who suffered a gruesome leg injury in Friday's victory over South Florida. They reported that blood flow has returned to his leg following Friday's emergency surgery and that reconstructive surgery will be performed at an undetermined time in the future.
11/24/18 - D.K. Metcalf, rSo, Mississippi, 6-3, 230 (DS#1 WR) WR D.K. Metcalf is planning on taking his game to the next level. Metcalf announced via social media that he will forgo the final two years of his college eligibility and will enter the 2019 NFL Draft. Metcalf opened the 2018 campaign with a touchdown reception in each of his first four games but saw his season come to an end after suffering a neck injury in mid-October. He finished the season with 26 catches for 569 yards and five touchdowns in seven games, averaging a stellar 21.9 yards per reception.
11/24/18 - McKenzie Milton, Jr, Central Florida, 5-11, 185 (DS#22 QB) QB McKenzie Milton underwent surgery Friday night after suffering a devastating knee injury in a game against South Florida. Milton's father confirmed multiple media reports that his son underwent surgery at Tampa General Hospital, telling ESPN that the procedure was to repair knee damage and "other internal issues." The university did not release information on the status of Milton, who was hit while scrambling, causing his leg to bend in an unnatural direction. ESPN did not show any replays of the gruesome injury.
11/24/18 - McKenzie Milton, Jr, Central Florida, 5-11, 185 (DS#22 QB) No. 8 UCF lost quarterback McKenzie Milton to injury but still trounced South Florida 38-10 on Friday to extend the nation's longest winning streak to 24 games and complete a second consecutive undefeated regular season. Milton, eighth in Heisman Trophy balloting a year ago, hurt his right knee when he was tackled at the end of a 5-yard run in the second quarter. Darriel Mack Jr. replaced him and may make his second start of the year when UCF (11-0, 8-0, No. 9 CFP) faces Memphis next week in the American Athletic Conference title game. Players from both schools, which are located about 100 miles apart via Interstate 4, kneeled on one knee while a cart was rolled onto the field and Milton received medical attention in front of the South Florida bench. The entire UCF squad left their sideline at one point to form a crowded circle around Milton, who was placed on the cart and taken to the locker room and later a nearby hospital.
Before leaving, Milton completed 5 of 10 passes for 86 yards, including a 14-yard scoring throw to Gabriel Davis for a 7-0 lead. The Knights kicked a field goal on the first play after the quarterback departed to make it 10-0. Mack got plenty of help from a talented supporting cast that includes Greg McCrae to make sure UCF finished the job. South Florida (7-5, 3-5) finished the regular season on a five-game losing streak, its longest skid since 2013. McCrae scored on runs of 40, 39 and 31yards, with the second of the three TDs re-establishing a 14-point after South Florida briefly pulled to 17-10 on Johnny Ford's 34-yard catch-and-run for the Bulls' only touchdown. - AP College Football
11/23/18 - McKenzie Milton, Jr, Central Florida, 5-11, 185 (DS#22 QB) QB McKenzie Milton of Central Florida was carted off the field because of what appeared to be a serious right knee injury during the second quarter against South Florida on Friday.
Milton was hit while scrambling and his leg was bent in an unnatural direction. As trainers attended to Milton, the entire UCF team came out to the field to surround the quarterback before he was taken off the field on a cart after his right leg was wrapped. Milton's leg was bent at such a gruesome angle that ESPN did not show any replays. Ninth-ranked UCF (10-0, 7-0 in the AAC) has won 23 consecutive games and will play in the AAC Championship Game next week. The Knights have not lost a game since Arkansas beat them, 31-13, in the Cure Bowl on Dec. 17, 2016. The 5-11, 185-pound Milton completed 166 of 279 passes (59.5 percent) for 2,577 yards and 24 touchdowns with five interceptions in his first nine game this season. He had 71 touchdown passes in his career, including 37 last season.
11/18/18 - McKenzie Milton, Jr, Central Florida, 5-11, 185 (DS#22 QB) McKenzie Milton threw for 268 yards and accounted for four touchdowns to help No. 11 UCF remain unbeaten and extend the nation's longest winning streak to 23 games with a 38-13 rout of No. 19 Cincinnati on Saturday night. The junior from Kapolei, Hawaii, passed for three TDs without an interception and scored on a 3-yard run as the Knights (10-0, 7-0) clinched the American Athletic Conference East Division title and a spot in the league's championship game. Milton rebounded from losing a fumble Cincinnati recovered in the end zone for a touchdown on UCF's first offensive play to complete 13 of 25 passes, including TDs of 17 yards and 42 yards to Adrian Killins and 36 yards to Tre Nixon. Malik Clements' goal-line sack and Kimoni Fitz's fumble recovery gave the Bearcats (9-2, 5-2) the early lead, but Cincinnati didn't get in the end zone offensively until Tavion Thomas scored on a 1-yard run nearly six minutes into the fourth quarter. - AP College Football
11/17/18 - DEriq King, Jr, Houston, 5-11, 195 (DS#25 WR) Houston quarterback D'Eriq King is expected to miss the rest of the season after tearing the meniscus in his right knee during the Cougars' victory against Tulane, a person familiar with the injury told The Associated Press on Friday night. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team was not planning an official announcement about King's injury. King's injury was first reported by the Houston Chronicle.
The junior has accounted for 50 touchdowns (36 passing and 14 rushing) to lead the nation for the Cougars (8-3, 5-2), who are still in contention for the American Athletic Conference West Division and a spot in the league championship game. Houston plays Memphis next week in a game that could decide the division. King was not hit on the play in which he was injured late in the second quarter. He was replaced by freshman Clayton Tune, who has played in three games this season and completed 20 for 42 passes for 309 yards and four touchdowns with one interception. - AP College Football
11/17/18 - DEriq King, Jr, Houston, 5-11, 195 (DS#25 WR) QB D'Eriq King will miss the rest of the season. King suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee in Thursday's 48-17 drubbing of Tulane. The injury occurred on a handoff in the second quarter. King was in the midst of a superb season for the Cougars, who are sitting atop the American Athletic Conference West Division with an 8-3 overall record and 5-2 mark in league play.
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
11/12/18 - McKenzie Milton, Jr, Central Florida, 5-11, 185 (DS#22 QB) NOV 12 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HONOR ROLL: McKenzie Milton, UCF, Jr., QB,...Completed 17 of 21 passes (80.1 percent) for 200 yards and two touchdowns and added 62 rushing yards and a rushing TD in a 35-24 win against Navy, the Knights' 22nd straight victory. - American Athletic Conference 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 - McKenzie Milton, Jr, Central Florida, 5-11, 185 (DS#22 QB) No. 11 UCF is becoming predictable as the Knights pursue another undefeated season. The defending American Athletic Conference champions keep on winning while insisting they aren't listening to chatter about whether they will be deserving of a berth in the College Football Playoff if they remain unbeaten when the four-team field is picked in December. Now, coach Josh Heupel and his players say they're turning their focus to No. 25 Cincinnati, which comes to Florida next week for a crucial AAC test. A victory over the Bearcats will clinch a spot in the conference championship game.
"At the end of the day, if you're doing it right inside of your program, each game becomes bigger," Heupel said Saturday after McKenzie Milton threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third to key a 35-24 victory over Navy that extended the nation's longest winning streak to 22 games. "That's what we want. That's the type of program we're trying to build," Heupel added. "I have great respect for Cincinnati. We're going to enjoy this one today and move on to Cincinnati tomorrow." UCF (9-0, 6-0) finished as the only unbeaten team in the Football Bowl Subdivision a year ago, but was not included in the CFP. The Knights currently are one of four FBS teams that remain undefeated, along with the top three teams in the latest CFP rankings - Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame. - 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#8 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
11/05/18 - McKenzie Milton, Jr, Central Florida, 5-11, 185 (DS#22 QB) NOV 5 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HONOR ROLL: McKenzie Milton, UCF, Jr., QB,...Completed 17 of 33 passes for 312 yards and three touchdowns and added a rushing TD in a 52-40 win against Temple, the Knights' 21st straight victory. - American Athletic Conference Football
11/04/18 - Tyler Huntley, Jr, Utah, 6-1, 200 (DS#24 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