- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Kansas is going to be starting a true freshman quarterback against Baylor.
The Jayhawks announced Monday that Montell Cozart, the team's starter at the beginning of the season, is out indefinitely. Backup quarterback Deondre Ford is out for the season.
QB Montell Cozart out indefinitely with shoulder sprain; QB Deondre Ford out for year with torn ligaments in his thumb, KU announces.
The attrition leaves freshman Ryan Willis as the team's starting quarterback. Willis has attempted 18 passes in 2015 and completed eight. He has 100 yards passing and no touchdowns or interceptions.
Cozart is 66-105 passing for 752 yards, 2 touchdowns and an interception. Ford is 11-23 passing for 132 yards and an interception. Cozart is also the Jayhawks' second-leading rusher. He has 113 rushing yards and a touchdown.
Cozart was named the team's starting quarterback because Michael Cummings was injured during the Jayhawks' spring game. Cummings suffered a torn left ACL.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Coming off Saturday’s win over Tulsa, Houston has a short week ahead with SMU coming to town on Thursday night.
To prepare for their in-state rival, Cougars coach Tom Herman found an interesting way to give his team an extra boost to begin the week of preparation.
As documented by Joseph Duarte of the Houston Chronicle, Houston players will get plenty of reminders about their opponent this week with a bunch of SMU jerseys taped to the floor around the team’s locker room and meeting rooms this week.
The Cougars are riding high with a 4-0 record in Herman’s first year, but it’s clear the UH coaching staff doesn’t want the team to take the 1-4 Mustangs lightly on Thursday.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
As Texas copes with the aftermath of its blowout loss to TCU, Longhorn players are searching for causes and solutions. Searches of a similar vein for struggling teams are nothing new. But in the case of 1-4 Texas, the issues within the Longhorn team are playing out publicly.
Saturday, freshman DB Kris Boyd retweeted a joke from a Texas A&M fan at halftime of the TCU game. Boyd apologized for the tweet on Sunday. According to one of his teammates, the team felt disrespected.
Duke Thomas on Boyd's halftime retweet: "When he did that, everyone felt disrespected. ... He didn't think anything was wrong with it."
After the game, Texas coach Charlie Strong said no player should have been on his phone at halftime.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
The injury that Michigan LB Mario Ojemudia suffered against Maryland is season-ending.
According to coach Jim Harbaugh, Ojemudia has an Achilles injury. Ojemudia is a senior, so his college career is over.
Through the first five games of the season, Ojemudia was Michigan's third-leading tackler. He'll finish the season with 19 tackles, six for loss and two sacks. He was Michigan's starting Buck LB and senior Royce Jenkins-Stone is the next man up on Michigan's depth chart.
It's hard to replace a guy like Mario, obviously the way he plays, how he gets his job done, but the greatest thing about football, you've got somebody working just as hard, pushing right behind you trying to take your spot and makes you better," linebacker Joe Bolden told the Detroit News. "I think we'll have somebody who will get in there and get the job done."
Ojemudia had 37 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 2014 through 11 games.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Ohio State will be without wide receiver Corey Smith for the rest of the season, Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer announced Monday.
.@OSUCoachMeyer: Corey Smith - we lost for he rest of the season. One of my favorite players. My heart bleeds for that guy.
Smith, a fifth-year senior, suffered the injury while blocking during Saturday’s win over Indiana. Smith was engaged with a defender while Curtis Samuel carried the ball on a sweep play and had his leg rolled up on as Samuel was tackled. Smith was then carted off the field.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Drew Lock will get a chance to lead the Missouri Tigers to an upset over No. 11 Florida.
Lock started in place of suspended quarterback Maty Mauk on Saturday against South Carolina. He'll get a second start on Saturday as Mauk will remain suspended for the game.
Multiple sources confirmed that #Mizzou QB Maty Mauk's suspension will continue through the Florida game on Saturday.
Mauk, along with offensive lineman Malik Cuellar, was suspended before the game against South Carolina. The reason for his suspension has not been revealed and been termed a violation of team policies.
Before the suspension, some Missouri fans were calling for Lock, a true freshman, to become the starter after Lock was seeing limited playing time in Missouri's first four games. Just like in 2014, Mauk was completing a low percentage of his passes and also had four interceptions. Mauk is 57-110 passing for 654 yards and six touchdowns.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday5 hrs ago
Georgia linebacker Reggie Carter is out for the season.
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt confirmed Sunday that Carter recently had surgery on his injured shoulder and won’t return to action this season.
Carter was expected to start at middle linebacker for the Bulldogs coming into the season, but injuries limited him to just one game. The junior logged two tackles in his only action of the season, UGA’s Week 2 win over Vanderbilt.
Carter is eligible for a medical redshirt.
The 6-foot-1, 228-pound Carter saw action in 20 games as a reserve in 2013 and 2014, totaling 36 tackles and three tackles for loss.
With Carter out, UAB transfer Jake Ganus has assumed the role of starting middle linebacker and is tied for second on the team with 29 tackles.
Georgia dropped from No. 8 to No. 19 in the AP Top 25 after losing to Alabama 38-10 at home. The 4-1 Bulldogs play Tennessee on the road on Saturday afternoon.
For more Georgia news, visit UGASports.com.
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- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday6 hrs ago
The Oregon football program is embracing its state’s history with its latest uniform.
The Ducks and Nike unveiled the new “Oregon Pioneers” combination that pays homage to the state’s heritage and Meriweather Lewis and William Clark, who founded the territory in 1805.
“We have many discussions with the Oregon athletes, equipment staff and coaches,” said Todd Van Horne, Creative Director for Nike Football. “For this inspiring new uniform, we want to celebrate the state and its great founders and innovators.”
Here’s what the grey uniforms look like:
The uniform features a bevy of references to Oregon, including a pattern of the Oregon Trail, a silhouette of Lewis and Clark on the helmet, and the 33-star United States flag from 1859 when Oregon officially became a state on the back of the helmet.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday7 hrs ago
Michigan State lost another defensive starter to a serious injury.
Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio announced Sunday that safety RJ Williamson suffered a torn bicep in Saturday’s win over Purdue. According to the Detroit Free Press, the senior had surgery on Sunday and Dantonio said Williams could potentially return for the final game of the regular season.
Williamson, a fifth-year senior who has 24 tackles and two interceptions this season, made his 17th career start against the Boilermakers. When he left the game in the third quarter, Demetrious Cox moved from corner to safety alongside Montae Nicholson, who began the season as a starter, but came off the bench against Purdue.
Williamson is the third defensive starter to go down with a serious injury, joining fifth-year senior linebacker Ed Davis (knee) and redshirt freshman corner Vayante Copeland (neck), both of whom are out for the season.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
The Big 12 is not having a good week.
The conference issued a statement Sunday afternoon apologizing for an officiating gaffe during Saturday's game between Kansas State and Oklahoma State. The down-and-distance was improperly adjusted during a second-quarter sequence for Oklahoma State. The Cowboys were given a first down on third down after a completion that was four yards short of the original line to gain.
Oklahoma State scored a touchdown four plays later and eventually won the game 36-34.
Here's the Big 12's statement in its entirety.
Big 12 Conference supervisor of officials Walt Anderson acknowledges improper first-down distance enforcement occurred during Saturday's K-State at Oklahoma State game. During the second-quarter, with the ball at the K-State 45, OSU was flagged for offensive holding during a 41-yard pass completion. After the 10-yard penalty was marked off, moving the ball back to the OSU 45, the chains were mistakingly set for the yard-to-gain.