Illinois Football: Florida Atlantic QB Casey Thompson tears ACL, reports say originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
Sources: FAU quarterback Casey Thompson tore his ACL in the loss to Clemson on Saturday and will miss the rest of the season. Thompson is a transfer from Nebraska and Texas and is in his sixth season of college football. FAU plays at Illinois this week. pic.twitter.com/t3eQvLUudF
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Thompson, who transferred to FAU after stints with Nebraska and Texas, had completed 63.3% of his passes for 509 yards and five touchdowns so far this season.
Daniel Richardson replaced Thompson on Saturday, going 18-for-32 for 120 yards and an interception against Clemson’s defense as the Tigers rolled to a 48-14 victory.
For the Illini, they are coming off of consecutive losses to Kansas and Penn State, and are hoping to get their offense on the right track after they turned the ball over five times against the Nittany Lions.
Their defense did hold Drew Allar in check for most of the game, which could spell trouble for Richardson and company as the Owls seek an upset in Champaign.
Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, and the game will air on Big Ten Network.