College football is now in season. With the more weeks that go on, more news and notes will be put together. Here are some of the things happening around the sport of college football heading into week 2.
USC Quarterback JT Daniels Has Torn ACL
USC quarterback JT Daniels is out for the season after tearing his ACL and meniscus on Saturday.
Daniels will undergo surgery in the next few weeks.https://t.co/PKdbbvlxAX
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 2, 2019
USC starting quarterback JT Daniels tore his ACL in USC’s season opener against Fresno State. The sophomore will miss the rest of the season. The Trojans had a solid backup in Jack Sears, but he has since entered the transfer portal. Freshman Kedon Slovis stepped in for Daniels after the injury.
South Carolina to Start Ryan Hilinski in Place of Jake Bentley
— TheBigSpur.com (@TheBigSpur247) September 2, 2019
Jake Bentley injured his foot in the game against North Carolina and is now out indefinitely with a broken foot. Ryan Hilinski was a highly-touted recruit, who will now get the chance to play as a freshman. He’ll have his work cut out for him, as the Gamecocks opened up the season with a loss against North Carolina.
Purdue Will Dedicate Student Gate to Tyler Trent
Purdue will unveil & dedicate the Tyler Trent Student Gate at Ross-Ade Stadium Saturday before Vanderbilt game. It features gold lettering & the moniker “T2,” Trent’s signature mark. On Ross-Ade’s brick façade, 2 plaques will display Trent’s image & chronicle his remarkable story
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) September 3, 2019
Purdue is naming their student gate at Ross-Ade Stadium after Tyler Trent, who passed away this offseason. Trent was a former student who battled cancer and was a friend of the program.
Air Force to Wear Special Uniforms vs. Hawaii
When the Air Force takes the field against Hawaii on October 19, they’ll be wearing special uniforms. These uniforms will honor the C-17 Aircraft.
Air Force will wear this alternate uniform honoring the C-17 aircraft, a large military transport, vs. Hawaii Oct. 19 pic.twitter.com/YhfIQ3D0m4
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) September 5, 2019
Northwestern Quarterback T.J. Green Out for Season After Foot Surgery
In the season opener against Stanford, fifth-year senior quarterback T.J. Green entered the game to relieve Hunter Johnson. Green went down with a foot injury and had surgery this week. The son of former pro Trent Green will miss the rest of the season.
— Northwestern Football (@NUFBFamily) September 5, 2019
Other News and Notes:
- Illinois running back Mike Epstein is out for the season with a knee injury.
- Stanford quarterback K.J. Costello is questionable for their game against USC with a head injury.
- Notre Dame running back Jafar Armstrong will miss at least a month with a leg/groin injury. (via the Athletic)
This will be updated up until week 2 kicks off!
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