- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday45 mins ago
Syracuse coach Scott Shafer said Thursday that quarterback Terrel Hunt will miss the remainder of the season.
Hunt, a senior, fractured his left fibula against Louisville on October 4 and was originally expected to miss four-to-six weeks with the injury. However, he won't be ready for the Orange's final two games of the season.
"Terrel's down," Shafer said Thursday via Syracuse.com."He's getting better, it's just that bones heal differently in each kid. He won't be available for the rest of the season, but he's doing a nice job with school, he's adjusted to the situation well and he's helping us with the young guys. He's been very attentive to meetings, but he won't be available."
Hunt will finish the season with 983 passing yards, one touchdown and four interceptions. He had 1.638 yards, 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 2013.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
West Mesquite (Tex.) High School QB Chason Virgil is no longer committed to Mississippi State and his coach isn't happy about it.
Virgil said he was requested by Mississippi State to greyshirt, which means he was asked to enroll as a freshman in the second semester of his freshman year. He's scheduled to graduate early from high school in December.
He's now looking for another school.
"It's out of the blue," Virgil told Bulldog Blitz. "Head coach (Jeff) Neill just pulled me into his office and told me that they contacted them and told them about it. It kind of made me mad.," Virgil said. "I just really hated the fact they waited until close to December to let me know that knowing I was graduating early. I just look at that like it was really bad business they were doing. It was basically like they were trying to pull their scholarship just in a slicker way. "
Neill voiced his frustrations about Mississippi State's request on Twitter.
Miss St. pulls scholarship from our QB Chason Virgil w/16 days til graduation. Classless move by "coach" Dan Mullen
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday11 hrs ago
Georgia Tech is going to the ACC championship.
Thanks to Duke ‘s 45-20 loss to North Carolina (the Tar Heels are bowl eligible now, by the way), the Yellow Jackets are the outright winners of the ACC Coastal Division. They had clinched a share of the division title last week after Duke lost to Virginia Tech, but they needed the Blue Devils to drop one of their two final games to win the division outright.
That actually seemed like a bit of a pipe dream considering the Blue Devils' final two contests were against two teams without winning records — the Tar Heels and Wake Forest. But North Carolina jumped on Duke early, forced turnovers and never relinquished the lead.
Georgia Tech is now headed to the ACC title game for the third time in the past six years, and this year’s trip might be the most entertaining.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday12 hrs ago
Kansas State’s 26-20 win against West Virginia on Thursday was what was best for the Big 12 Conference.
The win not only strengthens — and might even improve — the No. 12 Wildcats ranking, it also strengthens TCU’s win against.
While it might appear that another loss for West Virginia only diminishes Baylor’s hopes of ever surpassing TCU in the College Football Playoff rankings, it actually makes that Dec. 6 contest against Kansas State that much more important for the Bears — and for Kansas State.
While no one has been talking about the possibility of Kansas State winning the Big 12, it’s still possible. If the Wildcats were to win out and TCU were to lose at least one of its final two contests, the Wildcats would be the conference champions and might even claim a spot in the College Football Playoff.
However, in this scenario, a two-loss Kansas State team isn't as attractive as some of the other possible two-loss teams out there, and would still be below and one-loss teams remaining.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday14 hrs ago
The Mid-American Conference game between Kent State and Buffalo has officially been canceled due to extreme weather conditions in Buffalo and will not be rescheduled, the league office announced Thursday evening.
The game was originally scheduled for Wednesday, but issues with Kent State’s equipment truck, which was reportedly stalled 15 miles away from the stadium, caused the game to be rescheduled for Friday afternoon. However, as the weather in Buffalo has gotten worse, the conference feared for the safety of the players and compromising the efforts of safety workers.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday14 hrs ago
West Virginia receiver Kevin White almost had an amazing touchdown catch during the second quarter of Thursday's game against Kansas State.
Quarterback Clint Trickett overthrew his initial receiver and the ball landed in the hand of Kansas State’s Dante Barnett, who seemingly made the catch, rolled over and allowed the ball to fly out of his hands, into the air and toward White. White alertly snatched the ball out of the air and dove into the end zone for what looked like an unbelievable score (and a tie game).
However, upon closer review, Barnett never actually had the ball. The nose of the ball hit the ground before Barnett was able to secure it, negating one of the best plays of the year.
That said, we still have to give props to White for his awareness and concentration.
Unfortunately for West Virginia, things went from bad to worse when kicker Josh Lambert missed the ensuing field goal try.
For more Kansas State news, visit GoPowerCat.com.
For more West Virginia news, visit WVSports.com.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday18 hrs ago
Welcome to the Dr. Saturday Podcast! Throughout the season we'll be talking weekly about whatever is going on in the world of college football. This week, join Graham Watson and Nick Bromberg as we talk about, what else, but the CFP rankings. It continues to be a pointless exercise, but someone has to do it. We'll also discuss:
• MACtion and Dino Babers' curious coaching decision late in the game on Wednesday night.
• Lament how the schedule doesn't look all that appetizing.
• Pick USC/UCLA, Missouri/Tennessee, Ole Miss/Arkansas and more
• Plus, we wonder if Florida is going to fall to an FCS team for the second year in a row.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday18 hrs ago
Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight will miss his second straight game on Saturday when the Sooners host Kansas. OU coach Bob Stoops has not said much about the sophomore’s injury, but a report from Ryan Aber of The Oklahoman provides a bit more insight into Knight’s status.
According to Aber, the injury Knight suffered against Baylor on Nov. 8 was “later diagnosed as transient quadriplegia.” The severity of the condition varies, so Knight’s status for the rest of the season and beyond is up in the air.
Per The Oklahoman:
The seriousness of the condition can range from mild weakness that goes away in minutes to complete paralysis that lasts for hours. Saturday, Knight will miss his second consecutive game since the injury occurred and there is no clear indicator when — or if — he will return to the field either this season or beyond.
Earlier in the week, Stoops said that Knight was “getting better,” but he has not even attempted to get on the field to throw or run. Stoops also said that Knight “just hasn’t progressed as far as the doctors wanted to see him.”
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs will officially miss the remainder of the regular season.
Terps head coach Randy Edsall announced the news Thursday, but said the standout junior should return in time for the team’s bowl game.
Diggs lacerated his kidney in Maryland’s Nov. 1 win over Penn State while trying to make a diving catch during the fourth quarter. Diggs was suspended for the Terps’ game against Michigan State over the weekend for making contact with an official during a scuffle before the Penn State game.
Though he is now eligible to play, the 6-foot, 190-pound Diggs is “not expected to be cleared for contact until Dec. 1,” per the Baltimore Sun.
Diggs leads Maryland with 52 catches, 654 yards and five touchdowns this season.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday23 hrs ago
A winter storm that has wreaked havoc on the Buffalo, N.Y., area is doing the same to the Mid-American Conference football schedule.
The Kent State-Buffalo game originally scheduled for Wednesday night was postponed due to the weather in Buffalo. Now, according to the league, that game between the 4-6 Bulls and the 1-9 Golden Flashes has been “tentatively rescheduled” for Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. ET at UB Stadium.
Television arrangements for this Friday afternoon MACtion are still to be announced.
Additionally, the change to the Kent State-Buffalo game prompted another rescheduling for the Golden Flashes. Kent State’s regular season finale, originally scheduled for next Tuesday night, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m. will now be played Friday, Nov. 28 at 1 p.m.
For more Kent State news, visit KentStateReport.com.
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