Posted by Tom Fornelli
Iowa State quarterback Austen Arnaud is currently the school's all-time leader in completion percentage, and finds himself second all-time in passing yards (6,777), touchdowns (42) and total yards (8,044). All totals that Arnaud will never have a chance to add to, as the school announced on Wednesday that the quarterback's career is over.
Arnaud hurt his knee during Iowa State's loss to Colorado on Saturday, and it turns out he's going to need surgery to completely restructure the entire knee, ending his season and his career.
“We had a strong feeling that he suffered serious injuries and the doctors just confirmed it,” said Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads. “He remains a co-captain on this football team and continues to receive treatment and rehabilitation before surgery. Austen is doing everything he can to help our football team beat Missouri, he is that kind of selfless person."
Obviously this is terrible news for Arnaud, and it's not good news for the Cyclones either. Iowa State currently finds itself at 5-6, just a win shy of becoming bowl eligible for the second straight season. Something that seems a lot harder to accomplish against Missouri without its starting quarterback.
Jerome Tiller will start for Arnaud.