FSU QB Winston Won't Face Criminal Charges
, QB, FSU
News: Jameis Winston
won't face criminal charges for an alleged sexual assault, ESPNTallahassee.com repots.
Analysis: Jameis Winston
's on field play hasn't been bothered by the now concluded investigation. He remains a Heisman trophy front runner and should have nothing but the gameplan in his mind for Saturday's ACC Championship game against Duke, and a possible National Championship game in January.
News: Anthony Jennings
will start for LSU in the team's bowl game due to a torn ACL suffered by starting quarterback Zach Mettenberger.
Mettenberger was productive in 2013, throwing for 22 touchdowns and eight interceptions, but it looks like LSU should be okay with Anthony Jennings
. The freshman was awfully impressive as he led the Tigers on a late game-winning drive while down 27-24 against Arkansas. He finished the game 4-of-7 for 76 yards and a touchdown while running for 26 yards on three carries. Jennings' superior running could make him a better fantasy option in 2014 than Mettenberger was in 2013.
News: Zach Mettenberger
has a torn ACL and will miss the Tigers' bowl game, ESPN reports.
He's expected to have surgery in the next two weeks. Anthony Jennings will likely start LSU's bowl game. Zach Mettenberger
was expected to be an early round draft pick, but this injury may hurt his stock significantly.
Louisiana-Lafayette's Broadway (Arm) Undergoes Surgery
, QB, LALAF
News: Terrance Broadway
had surgery on a broken bone in the forearm of his throwing arm Monday, the Daily Advertiser reports.
While he has not been declared out, the junior will likely miss not only the season finale against South Alabama but the New Orleans Bowl against Tulane on Dec. 19. He finished the season with 2276 passing yards, 19 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. Terrance Broadway
added eight rushing touchdowns, but was not quite the game-changer he was in his sophomore season.
Mariota Returning to Oregon in 2014
, QB, OREG
News: Marcus Mariota
will return to Oregon in 2014.
Analysis: Marcus Mariota
is passing up the chance to be a first-round pick, very possibly in the top 10 picks, to return for a third year as starter for Oregon. He'll be an elite fantasy quarterback again in 2014 after finishing 2013 with 3,412 yards and 30 touchdowns as a passer while running for 582 yards and nine touchdowns. With Jordan Lynch graduating and Johnny Manziel likely leaving early, Mariota might be the top fantasy quarterback of 2014.
USC's Kessler Throws for 174 Yards, TD in Loss
, QB, USC
News: Cody Kessler
completed 17-of-28 passing for 174 yards and a touchdown Saturday as Southern California fell to UCLA 35-14 at home in Los Angeles.
Analysis: Cody Kessler
posted his second-lowest passing numbers in 11 starts on Saturday, but still exits the 2013 regular season having combined for a respectable 2,623 yards, 16 touchdowns and six interceptions, including none thrown in his last four starts.
Petty Says He'll Return to Baylor
, QB, BAYLOR
News: Bryce Petty
said he will return to Baylor in 2014, KWTX-TV Waco reports.
It's one thing for Bryce Petty
to say it now and another thing for him to say it again when the NFL dollars are in clearer view, but for now it appears that Petty will be back again as one of the elite quarterbacks in 2014. Petty was exceptional through Baylor's first 11 games, throwing for 3,556 yards (11.2 YPA), 28 touchdowns and two interceptions while running for 168 yards and 11 scores.
Clemson QB Boyd Disappoints Against Gamecocks
, QB, CLEM
News: Tajh Boyd
completed 19-of-27 passes for 225 yards Saturday at South Carolina. He was intercepted twice and fumbled, but added a touchdown and 16 yards rushing on 15 attempts.
Analysis: Tajh Boyd
simply can't figure out the Gamecocks, and will leave Clemson as one of the school's most decorated quarterbacks but with an 0-4 record against the Tigers' in-state rival. Owners are fortunate that most league championships came in Week 13, when Boyd lit up the Citadel. Some bowl projections have Boyd and Clemson facing Alabama, which would not be good news for Boyd's final contest.
News: Philip Nelson
was 6-of-18 for 77 yards and threw two interceptions in Saturday's loss to Michigan State.
Analysis: Philip Nelson
improved on his freshman numbers but not by much, completing 51.4-percent of his passes and throwing for 1,288 yards and nine touchdowns as compared to six interceptions.
'Cuse QB Hunt Reminds of Potential
, QB, CUSE
News: Terrel Hunt
completed 29-of-43 passes for a career-high 270 yards and two touchdowns Saturday against Boston College. He added a team-high 90 yards rushing on 17 carries, scoring once.
Analysis: Terrel Hunt
was intercepted once, but otherwise shredded the Eagles' defense. The upside for Hunt is tremendous, but he'll be a great play only in the right matchups in 2014 until he can hone his craft.