Ohio State DE Nick Bosa has surgery, out indefinitely

Ohio State's All-American defensive end Nick Bosa will be out indefinitely after having surgery for a lower-abdomen injury.
Bosa had surgery on a "core muscle" and there is no timetable for his return.
Jonathan Cooper is expected to start in Bosa's place opposite Chase Young in Saturday's game against Tulane. Defensive tackle Dre'Mont Jones also can play end, if necessary.
Bosa was helped off the field in the third quarter of Saturday's win over TCU. He returned to the bench later in street clothes.
September 20, 2018

Florida RB Davis out with broken left foot

Florida running back Malik Davis will miss an "extended period" after breaking his left foot.
Coach Dan Mullen says he's unsure how long Davis will be sidelined. A sophomore from Tampa, Davis tore a ligament in his right knee against Georgia last October and missed the final four games.
Davis' latest absence could mean more opportunities for freshman Dameon Pierce, who leads the team with 162 yards rushing.
Playing behind Jordan Scarlett, Davis gained 61 yards on 13 carries during the first three games behind Florida's struggling offensive line.
September 17, 2018

Stanford star Love to sit against UC Davis because of injury

All-America running back Bryce Love will miss No. 9 Stanford's game against UC Davis on Saturday with an injury. Cardinal coach David Shaw would not disclose specifics about Love's injury. Love was the Heisman Trophy runner-up last season after running for 2,118 yards. He had 126 yards on 22 carries last week in a victory against Southern California after being held to 29 yards by San Diego State in the opener.
September 11, 2018

Georgia Tech RB KirVonte Benson out for season

Georgia Tech running back KirVonte Benson will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Benson is a junior who rushed for 1,053 yards last season in his debut as the starting B-back. He was injured in last week's 49-38 loss to South Florida.
Benson is a fourth-year player who already took a redshirt year, but he could apply for a medical hardship and receive an extra year of eligibility in 2020.
September 11, 2018

Minnesota RB Rodney Smith out for season with knee injury

Minnesota running back Rodney Smith will miss the remainder of the season because of an injury to his left knee.
Smith was hurt on the third play of the game on Saturday night against Fresno State, at the end of an 11-yard gain on a screen pass. Gophers coach P.J. Fleck said on Monday the team will request a medical redshirt and a sixth year of eligibility for 2019 for Smith, who is seventh in program history with 2,959 career rushing yards.
Shannon Brooks, who has largely shared the ball-carrying load with Smith since they were freshmen in 2015, has already received a medical redshirt for a knee injury suffered during offseason training.
September 10, 2018

Oklahoma RB Rodney Anderson out for season

Oklahoma star running back Rodney Anderson is out for the season with a right knee injury.
Anderson got up slowly after a 10-yard run on the final play of the first quarter against UCLA. The preseason All-Big 12 selection limped off the field on his own, and trainers tended to him before he headed to the locker room.
This is the third season-ending injury of Anderson's career. He suffered a broken leg in the second game of the 2015 season, and a neck injury sidelined him for the 2016 season.
Anderson didn't start until the middle of last season, but he ran for 1,161 yards and 13 touchdowns and caught five touchdown passes and helped the Sooners reach the College Football Playoff. He ran for 201 yards in the Rose Bowl against Georgia.
Anderson opened his junior 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 his injury.
September 10, 2018

Iowa's Luka Garza has surgery for benign cyst in abdomen

Iowa sophomore Luka Garza had surgery Friday to remove a benign cyst in his abdomen and is out indefinitely.
Coach Fran McCaffery says Garza's procedure "went well." He says the Hawkeyes look forward to him rejoining the team this fall.
Garza was one of the few standouts in a lost season for the Hawkeyes a year ago. The 6-foot-11 Garza started 26 games and led the Hawkeyes in blocked shots with 32. He joined Jess Settles as the only freshmen in school history to score 400 points and grab 200 rebounds.
September 7, 2018

Tennessee C Brandon Kennedy out for season with ACL injury

Tennessee center Brandon Kennedy will miss the remainder of the season after injuring his anterior cruciate ligament in practice.
Kennedy hurt his knee during Tuesday's practice.
Kennedy had appeared in three games as a reserve for Alabama last year before suffering a season-ending foot injury. He arrived at Tennessee this summer with two seasons of eligibility remaining and made his first career start last week against West Virginia.
September 5, 2018

LSU loses Chaisson for year to knee injury

LSU has lost K'Lavon Chaisson for the season after he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee with six minutes to play in the fourth quarter against Miami.
Chaisson, who started three games and played in 12 last season as a true freshman out of North Shore High in Houston, Texas, made five tackles with a sack and a quarterback hurry Sunday night.
Chaisson was the No. 6 weak side defensive end in the nation and No. 16 player in Texas by when he signed with LSU over Florida in February of 2017 thanks in part to an early morning appearance by Orgeron at his home.
September 4, 2018

West Virginia's Charlie Benton hurts knee, season over

West Virginia linebacker Charlie Benton will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Coach Dana Holgorsen said during a Big 12 coaches conference call Monday that Benton will have season-ending surgery. The junior college transfer injured his left knee in the second quarter of No. 17 West Virginia's 40-14 win Saturday over Tennessee.
Junior Shea Campbell filled in for Benton in his first college action.
The loss of Benton is a blow to a unit that was undercut earlier in the year with inuries to linebackers Brendan Ferns and Quondarius Qualls. Both are expected to miss much of the season.
September 3, 2018