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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#16 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#1 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

11/10/18 - Zach Wilson, Fr, Brigham Young, 6-2, 205 (DS#999 QB)
Zach Wilson threw two touchdown passes to Talon Shumway and Aleva Hifo ran for two and Brigham Young pulled away in the second half for a 35-14 win over Massachusetts on Saturday at the home of the New England Patriots. The Cougars (5-5) fell into an early 10-0 hole but Wilson connected with Shumway for a 4-yard score late in the first period and a 15-yarder late in the second for a 14-10 lead. BYU controlled the second half with Matt Hadley and Hifo notching scoring runs in the third quarter and Hifo getting his second early in the fourth. The Minutemen (4-7), who won last year at BYU 16-10, led 10-0 after a 2-yard touchdown run for Marquis Young and added a late 5-yard run by Ross Comis. Wilson was 13 of 21 for 160 yards and the Cougars added 180 yards on the ground. The defense held UMass to 199 yards with Isaiah Kaufusi making 14 tackles. Middle linebacker Bryton Barr had 13 tackles for UMass, giving him 135 for the season and double figures in nine games. He is in his seventh season of college football, second at UMass, after an injury-plagued five seasons at Towson. - AP College Football

11/10/18 - McKenzie Milton, Jr, Central Florida, 5-11, 185 (DS#16 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

11/09/18 - Zack Moss, Jr, Utah, 5-09, 215 (DS#1 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#999 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 - Trey Adams, rSr, Washington, 6-7, 316 (DS#1 OT)
Washington coach Chris Petersen says indications are that left tackle Trey Adams intends to return for a fifth season after missing most of this one because of a back injury. "I think that's the plan right now," Petersen said Monday, "things are always fluid." Adams was a preseason AP All-American but was injured the week leading up to the season opener against Auburn. Adams was coming off a torn ACL suffered midway through last season but had recovered to where he was expected to play in the opener. Petersen has been coy about Adams' status all season, although there were indications he's moving closer to being able to play. The Huskies are off this week and have at most four games left, meaning Adams could potentially play the rest of the season without jeopardizing his redshirt. - AP College Football

11/05/18 - McKenzie Milton, Jr, Central Florida, 5-11, 185 (DS#16 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#19 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 - McKenzie Milton, Jr, Central Florida, 5-11, 185 (DS#16 QB)
No. 9 UCF only knows one way to answer questions about where it stands among the elite teams in college football - keep winning. The defending American Athletic Conference champions remained unbeaten Thursday night, pulling away from Temple late for a 52-40 victory that extended the nation's longest winning streak and gave the Knights (8-0, 5-0) sole possession of first place in the AAC East Division. Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame are only other undefeated teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision. They're among the front-runners in the race for spots in the four-team College Football Playoff, while UCF remains a longshot despite a sparkling record dating to last season. "I'm not even concerned about that right now," coach Josh Heupel said. "Our job is to go 1-0 every week. ... If you do that, you probably deserve to go play for something special at the end of the year." McKenzie Milton threw for 312 yards and three touchdowns, Greg McCrae rushed for 188 yards and one TD, and the Knights defense forced two turnovers and held Temple to six points after halftime. - AP College Football

11/02/18 - *Rodney Anderson, rJr, Oklahoma, 6-1, 220 (DS#10 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 - DEriq King, Jr, Houston, 5-11, 195 (DS#11 WR)
OCT 29 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: D'Eriq King, Houston, Jr., QB, Manvel, Texas,...King, who also was chosen as the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week, tied the American Athletic Conference single-game record by figuring in seven touchdowns to lead Houston past No. 21/20 USF 57-36. King completed 28 of 40 passes for 419 yards and five touchdowns with two interceptions (one on a Hail Mary at the end of the first half) and rushed for a game-high 132 yards with two touchdowns on 12 carries. King, who had a career-high 551 yards of total offense against the previously unbeaten Bulls, enters Week 10 as the national leader in points responsible for (236). - American Athletic Conference 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

10/29/18 - DEriq King, Jr, Houston, 5-11, 195 (DS#11 WR)
OCT 29 WALTER CAMP NATIONAL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: D'ERIQ KING, HOUSTON, Junior, Quarterback, Manvel, TX,...D'Eriq King accounted for seven touchdowns (5 passing, 2 rushing) as Houston defeated previously unbeaten USF, 57-36. King passed for 419 yards (28-of-40) and rushed for 132 more as the Cougars improved to 7-1, 4-0 in the American Athletic Conference West Division. Notes: D'Eriq King is the ninth Houston player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and joins teammate LB Austin Robinson, who was honored last week. - The Walter Camp Football Foundation

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#19 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

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