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Arguably the best senior quarterback in college football, Bryce Petty, went down with an injury Sunday.
A number of projected early-round picks had to leave their season-opening games early due to injuries.
Mike Davis, RB, South Carolina, Jr.
Davis, one of the nation's most talented running backs, ran the ball just six times for 15 yards against Texas A&M on Thursday. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said Davis is doubtful to play Saturday against East Carolina, according to CBS Sports' Tom Fornelli.
Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor, Sr.
Antwan Goodley, WR, Baylor, Sr.
Petty sat out the second half of Baylor's win against Southern Methodist with a lower back bruise, while Goodley left the game early with muscle tightness, according to John Werner of the Waco Tribune-Herald. Petty and Goodley form one of the nation's most dynamic passing combinations, and both have the potential to be high draft choices, but Baylor coach Art Briles said their statuses are uncertain for Baylor's next game Saturday against Northwestern State, according to George Schroeder of USA Today Sports.
Update, Monday 5 p.m. ET: Petty is considered to be "day-to-day with two cracks in the transfer processes of his back," according to Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports. Briles is hopeful that Goodley "will return to practice in a few days," according to Fox Sports Southwest's David Ubben.
Kyler Fackrell, LB, Utah State, Jr.
One of the more intriguing defensive prospects in the nation, Fackrell went down with injuries twice in the first half of Utah State's loss to Tennessee on Sunday, and he did not return after going down grabbing his knee on the second occasion. His status was uncertain as of Sunday night, according to Jeff Hunter of the Deseret News.
Randy Gregory, DE, Nebraska, Jr.
Gregory, an explosive edge defender with the potential to be a top-10 draft choice, is expected to miss Nebraska's game Saturday vs. McNeese State after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Sunday, according to Mitch Sherman of ESPN.com. He was injured during the first series in Nebraska's win vs. Florida Atlantic in Week 1.
All statistics courtesy of CFBStats.com, and all measurables courtesy of official school athletic websites, unless otherwise noted.
Dan Hope is an NFL/NFL Draft Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report.