|Jeff Driskel (No. 6) will be back in the huddle Saturday against Florida State after missing last week's game. (US Presswire)|
SEC Injury Report
Next game: at No. 10 Florida State, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC)
After missing last week's game against Jacksonville State, Florida QB Jeff Driskel is expected to start on Saturday, coach Will Muschamp confirmed on the SEC coaches' teleconference on Wednesday. Jacoby Brissett, who started last week, will be the backup.
DE Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina (foot)
Next game: at No. 11 Clemson, Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Clowney missed last week's game against Wofford, but coach Steve Spurrier said on the SEC coaches' teleconference that he is optimistic Clowney will play this week despite the fact that he's been extremely limited in practice. Spurrier called Clemson the best offense they've faced all season.
QB Connor Shaw, South Carolina (foot)
Next game: at No. 11 Clemson, Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Spurrier said Shaw's foot is bothering him and they're taking it one day at a time as the Gamecocks prepare for Clemson. Shaw practiced on Wednesday for the first time this week but is questionable for Saturday's game. He tweaked the foot last weekend in the win over Wofford.
Next game: vs. No. 25 Mississippi State, Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPNU)
Johnson missed the loss to LSU but is expected to play Saturday. The sophomore leads the Rebels with 4.5 sacks and ranks sixth with 48 tackles.
RG Chris Burnette, Georgia , (shoulder)
Next game: vs. Georgia Tech, Saturday, noon ET (ESPN)
After missing the last two games with a shoulder injury, Burnette returned to practice and is expected to start.
|Rutgers RB Jawan Jamison, the Scarlet Knights' leading rusher, says his ankle is 95 percent healthy. (US Presswire)|
Big East Injury Report
Next game: vs. South Florida, Friday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Kay injured his non-throwing elbow in last week's loss to Rutgers, but coach Butch Jones named him the starter for Friday night's game vs. the Bulls.
Next game: vs. Connecticut, Saturday, noon ET (Big East Network)
Mauldin sprained his knee a few games ago against Cincinnati, and the one-time conference player of the week hasn't seen the field since. Coach Charlie Strong said Monday that Mauldin's status for Connecticut this weekend is unknown but that he hopes the sophomore will be back for next Thursday's showdown with Rutgers.
Next game: vs. Rutgers, Saturday, noon ET (ESPN2)
Graham has been battling ankle and shoulder injuries throughout the year, but coach Paul Chryst said Monday that the senior has not been ruled out for Saturday's game against Rutgers. However, Graham did not practice during the Panthers' bye week.
Next game: at Pittsburgh, Saturday, noon ET (ESPN2)
Jamison, the Scarlet Knights' leading rusher and most important offensive player, was injured two games ago but said on Wednesday that his ankle is 95 percent healthy. “Now, it's just getting over the hump mentally and not being scared,” he said to the Star-Ledger.
ACC Injury Report
Next game: vs. No. 12 South Carolina Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Breeland has missed two of the last four games with a groin/abdominal injury and is out for Saturday's game vs. South Carolina. Clemson could use him in the secondary after giving up 493 passing yards last week to NC State.
Next game: at Virginia Tech, Saturday, noon ET (ESPNU)
Moses had to leave last Thursday's game against North Carolina in the fourth quarter with a lower leg injury. His status is questionable, but the Cavaliers will need Moses against a revitalized Hokies pass rush. Virginia Tech has 22 sacks in its last five games.
Next game: at No. 3 Georgia, Saturday, noon ET (ESPN)
Smith left last week's game against Duke early with a right ankle sprain. He did not practice on Tuesday, but coach Paul Johnson is hopeful he'll be available Saturday against Georgia. Smith leads the team with 673 rushing yards and is averaging 9.0 yards per carry.
Next game: at Duke, Saturday, 12:30 p.m. ET (ACC Network/ESPN3)
Bush has missed the last two games due to a neck injury he suffered against Virginia Tech on Nov. 1. He practiced this week and is expected to play Saturday at Duke. Bush, a true freshman, has 31 tackles, one tackle for loss and three forced fumbles this season.
|Texas DT Ashton Dorsey, who celebrated last year after a Holiday Bowl win, will be back in action Thursday night at TCU. (US Presswire)|
Big 12 Injury Report
DT Ashton Dorsey,Texas , (calf)
Next game: at TCU, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Dorsey is expected to play after missing the last two games with a calf injury. He has 25 tackles, including nine for a loss, which is the most for any of UT's interior linemen. In other UT injury news, junior LB Jordan Hicks (hip injury) has been ruled out for the rest of the season and will apply for a medical redshirt. Hicks hasn't played since Sept. 15 game against Mississippi.
Next game: vs. Baylor, Saturday, 2:30 p.m. ET (FOX)
Waddle's status is uncertain but Tommy Tuberville didn't make it sound like he thought Waddle was going to play. Waddle had his right knee in a brace after last Saturday's game and again on Monday, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Waddle has made 36 straight starts.
Next game: vs. West Virginia, Friday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC)
Jantz left last week's game against Kansas with what was thought to possibly be a concussion. Jantz passed the medical tests and could have returned, coach Paul Rhoads said. Jantz practiced this week and Rhoads said he is competing with Sam Richardson for the starting spot on Friday.
Big Ten Injury Report
Next game: vs. Wisconsin, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
Mauti, the Nittany Lions' unquestioned defensive leader, suffered an undisclosed knee injury last weekend against Indiana and will miss his final game this Saturday, the school announced. Mauti had 95 tackles this season along with 2.5 sacks and three interceptions. He was considered a defensive player of the year candidate in the Big Ten.
Next game: at No. 4 Ohio State, Saturday, noon ET, (ABC)
Toussaint suffered a season-ending knee injury early in last Saturday's win over Iowa and had surgery immediately following the game. The rushing attack should now hinge on Denard Robinson, who started in the backfield last week rather than at quarterback after missing two games with a nerve injury in his right arm. Coach Brady Hoke hasn't said whether Robinson will play QB, but given that he hasn't for the past three games and that backup Devin Gardner has been stellar, Hoke would be wise to keep him in a WR/RB role.
Next game: vs. Illinois, Saturday, noon ET (Big Ten Network)
Colter was injured in the third quarter of last Saturday's win at Michigan State and was forced to leave the game, but coach Pat Fitzgerald said he would be playing in the rivalry game on Saturday. Leading rusher Venric Mark sat the second half vs. the Spartans due to an upper body injury as well and is also expected to play, according to his coach.
Pac-12 Injury Report
QB Matt Barkley, USC (Shoulder)
Next game: vs. No. 1 Notre Dame, Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (ABC)
Barkley sprained his AC joint in the Trojans loss to UCLA last weekend and will not play Saturday's game against No. 1 Notre Dame. Freshman Max Wittek will start in Barkley's place. He's 8 of 9 for 95 yards on the season.
CB Desmond Trufant , Washington (Hamstring)
Next game: vs. Washington State, Friday, 3:30 p.m. ET (Fox)
Trufant sat out the Huskies win over Colorado last weekend with a lingering hamstring issue. The team is hopeful that he'll be able to play against a Washington State team that ranks 10th in the country in passing yards.
LB Travis Long , Washington State (Foot)
Next game: vs. Washington, Friday, 3:30 p.m. ET (Fox)
Long reportedly injured his knee in the Cougars loss to Arizona State last weekend. WSU coach Mike Leach doesn't comment on injuries, but the team did confirm that Long has not practiced this week. Long has 8.5 sacks on the season.
FB Tyler Anderson , Oregon State (knee)
Next game: vs. Oregon, Saturday, 3 p.m. ET (Pac-12 Network)
Anderson, a sophomore, tore his ACL in the Beavers win over Cal last weekend. Coach Mike Riley said that senior Clayton York and freshman Michael Balfour will fill in for Anderson. Anderson was third on the team this season with three touchdown runs.
DT Wade Kelliikipi , Oregon , (unspecified).
Next game: vs. Oregon State, Saturday, 3 p.m. ET (Pac-12 Network)
The Ducks starting defensive tackle was on crutches before the Stanford game last weekend and didn't play in Oregon's 17-14 overtime loss to the Cardinal.
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