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#22 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#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 - DEriq King, Jr, Houston, 5-11, 195 (DS#25 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#25 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#24 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
10/22/18 - DEriq King, Jr, Houston, 5-11, 195 (DS#25 WR) OCT 22 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: D'Eriq King, Houston, Jr., QB, Manvel, Texas,...King completed 25 of 38 passes for 413 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 56 yards and a touchdown to lead Houston to its fourth straight victory - a 49-36 win at Navy. King turned in the second 400-yard game of his career and threw touchdown passes to three different receivers while helping three players register 100 receiving yards each. - American Athletic Conference Football
10/21/18 - Tyler Huntley, Jr, Utah, 6-1, 200 (DS#24 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
10/20/18 - McKenzie Milton, Jr, Central Florida, 5-11, 185 (DS#22 QB) Heisman Trophy hopeful McKenzie Milton did not start at quarterback on Saturday night for No. 10 UCF at East Carolina. Team spokesman Andy Seeley said only that it was a game-time decision by coach Josh Heupel. Darriel Mack Jr. made his first career start for the Knights (6-0, 3-0 American Athletic Conference), who entered with the nation's longest winning streak at 19 games. Milton went through warmups for UCF, was in full uniform on the sideline and did not show any obvious signs of injury. Milton ranks seventh nationally with an average of 333.5 total yards and is 11th with an average of 299.5 yards passing for UCF. - 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
10/16/18 - Jonathan Kongbo, rSr, Tennessee, 6-5, 254 (DS#999 OLB) OLB Jonathan Kongbo will miss the remainder of the season after sustaining a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Per coach Jeremy Pruitt, Kongbo was injured during the third quarter of Tennessee's 30-24 win at Auburn on Saturday. An MRI on Sunday confirmed the severity of the injury for Kongbo, who started five of six games this season. Kongbo had two tackles as well as an interception during the second quarter of Saturday's contest for the Volunteers, who snapped an 11-game losing skid in the Southeastern Conference. The fifth-year senior, who transferred from Arizona Western College, played defensive end in his first two seasons with Tennessee before converting to outside linebacker during the offseason. He joined Darrell Taylor when the Volunteers played in their 3-4 defense and finished with 51 tackles during his career with Tennessee.
10/16/18 - Nick Bosa, Jr, Ohio State, 6-4, 263 (DS#1 DE) DE Nick Bosa will withdraw from school to rehab an injury and prepare for the 2019 NFL Draft, the school announced Tuesday. Bosa suffered a "core muscle injury" against TCU on Sept. 15 and underwent surgery five days later. 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.
"I was hopeful that Nick would be able to return to play again for us," coach Urban Meyer said in Tuesday's statement. "I know this was an extremely difficult and emotional decision for Nick and his family, and I wish him well as he moves on to get himself 100 percent healthy and ready for his next chapter. I want to thank Nick for the remarkable efforts he gave for this program. He is a first-class young man who we have been honored to coach."
Bosa, while playing in three games this season, had 14 tackles, including six for loss and four sacks. Bosa last season was the Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year, an award his older brother Joey won twice as a defensive end for the Buckeyes. Joey was the third overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
10/15/18 - D.K. Metcalf, rSo, Mississippi, 6-3, 230 (DS#1 WR) Mississippi receiver D.K. Metcalf is out for the season after suffering a neck injury against Arkansas. Coach Matt Luke said on Monday that Metcalf was hurt early in the Arkansas game on Saturday, which Ole Miss won 37-33. Luke said the injury wasn't initially thought to be serious, but tests revealed the damage. Luke says that "long-term he's going to be fine but I think it's going to require surgery." The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Metcalf currently ranks third in the Southeastern Conference with 569 yards receiving. He's caught 26 passes, including five touchdowns, which leads the team. The explosive receiver was part of a productive Ole Miss trio that includes A.J. Brown and DaMarkus Lodge. Luke says receivers Braylon Sanders and Elijah Moore could see an expanded role in Metcalf's absence. - AP College Football
10/15/18 - McKenzie Milton, Jr, Central Florida, 5-11, 185 (DS#22 QB) OCT 15 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: McKenzie Milton, UCF, Jr., QB, Kapolei, Hawaii,...Milton kept UCF unbeaten and led the Knights to their 19th consecutive victory, a 31-30 come-from-behind win at Memphis. He completed 17 of 29 passes for 296 yards and a touchdown and capped UCF's comeback from a 30-17 halftime deficit with a 7-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that stood up as the gamewinner. Milton has thrown 16 touchdown passes and has a team-high six rushing TDs in 2018. - American Athletic Conference Football
10/14/18 - Porter Gustin, Sr, Southern California, 6-4, 260 (DS#7 OLB) OLB Porter Gustin suffered a fractured ankle late in Saturday night's 31-20 win over Colorado and will undergo surgery this week, missing the rest of his senior season, Trojans coach Clay Helton said Sunday night.Gustin (6-5, 260) is rated as the fifth-best senior outside linebacker available for the 2019 draft, according to NFLDraftScout.com. "Whoever gets (Gustin) in the NFL is going to get a rare commodity," Helton said. Gustin is tied for second on the team with 28 tackles, including team-bests in tackles for loss (10) and sacks (seven). He faces a three- to four-month rehab before working out for NFL teams.
10/14/18 - Jonathan Kongbo, rSr, Tennessee, 6-5, 254 (DS#999 OLB) Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt says outside linebacker Jonathan Kongbo has a torn anterior cruciate ligament and will miss the remainder of the season. Pruitt said Sunday on "The Nation" radio show that Kongbo tore his ACL on Saturday during the Volunteers' 30-24 victory at Auburn , which was ranked 21st at the time. Auburn fell out of the Top 25 after the loss. Pruitt said Kongbo would have surgery "in a couple of days." Kongbo intercepted a pass during Tennessee's upset of Auburn, which snapped the Volunteers' 11-game losing streak in Southeastern Conference games. The fifth-year senior had started five of Tennessee's first six games this season and had 11 tackles. Tennessee (3-3, 1-2 SEC) hosts No. 1 Alabama (7-0, 4-0) on Saturday. - AP College Football