Week 8 of the college football season is already upon us and, as it is most weeks, the biggest focus Saturday has been on the injury report and which huge names are listed.
There are many national stars considered questionable coming into this week of college football, and the Saturday warriors must find out which of their team’s biggest names will be in uniform today.
We have all the news you need for your favorite college squad, so keep it here for all the latest updates as they break.
Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina Gamecocks
South Carolina beat writer for The State, Josh Kendall, is reporting on Twitter about Lattimore’s hip injury and status for Saturday and who will likely start for the Gamecocks:
Marcus Lattimore (hip) may not play against Gators, Spurrier said. Kenny Miles expected to start.— Josh Kendall (@JoshatTheState) October 17, 2012
Our Take: If the No. 7 South Carolina Gamecocks want a chance to beat the No. 2 Florida Gators, the team will need a huge game from senior running back Kenny Miles who will start over Lattimore. If the veteran doesn’t have a big day, the Gamecocks are in trouble.
Sean Mannion, QB, Oregon State Beavers
Oregon State beat writer for The O, Lindsay Schnell, is reporting on Twitter about Mannion’s knee injury and plans for Saturday:
Mannion will dress on Saturday, and says he'll be elbowing Richie Harrington out of the way of the way if a backup is called up vs Utah.— Lindsay Schnell (@LindsayRae19) October 18, 2012
Our Take: Before Beavers fans lose their collective minds, junior Cody Vaz will start the game at QB and have a great day against the Utah Utes after thoroughly destroying the BYU Cougars last week.
Mark Weisman, RB, Iowa Hawkeyes
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Scott Brown is reporting on Twitter about Weisman’s ankle injury and status for Saturday’s game against Penn State:
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says he is not optimistic that leading rusher Mark Weisman (ankle) will be able to play Saturday.— Scott Brown (@ScottBrown_Trib) October 16, 2012
Our Take: While Weisman looks to start against Penn State in this Big Ten matchup, how much contact he absorbs against the tough Nittany Lions' front seven could limit his touches over the course of the game.
David Ash, QB, Texas Longhorns
Texas QB David Ash says he'll start against Baylor Saturday.— kbohls (@kbohls) October 15, 2012
Our Take: The No. 24 Longhorns are looking to bounce back after two straight losses to ranked teams, and even worse, the blowout defeat at the hands of long-time foes the Oklahoma Sooners. Texas is looking for redemption led by young QB David Ash.
Jordan Hall, RB, Ohio State Buckeyes
ESPN's Brian Bennett is reporting Hall "has a partial tear of the PCL ligament in his right knee." The running back is listed as doubtful for OSU's upcoming matchup with Nebraska and there is no timetable for his return to the lineup.
Our Take: With Hall likely sidelined this week and possibly more, junior Carlos Hyde will be asked to step up and be the complement to Braxton Miller and the Buckeyes' spread pass-and-rush attack.
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