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Div. II player dies from in-game injury

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(TSX / STATS) -- Midwestern State football player Robert Grays died following injuries while making a tackle in last weekend's game, the university announced Wednesday. He was 19.

Robert Grays, a sophomore cornerback from the Houston area, suffered a neck injury late in the fourth quarter in the Mustangs' 35-13 Division II home win over Texas A&M-Kingsville on Saturday in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Midwestern State athletics department spokesman Trey Reed told ESPN that Grays was hospitalized in Wichita Falls on Saturday night and then flown to a hospital in Houston, where he died Tuesday.


Auburn backup QB dismissed after arrest

(TSX / STATS) -- Auburn backup quarterback Sean White was dismissed from the team following his arrest for public intoxication, coach Gus Malzahn announced Monday.

"Sean White is no longer a part of our football program at Auburn," Malzahn said in a statement. "He has made poor decisions that are not in the best interest of our program, and more importantly, himself. We appreciate his time at Auburn and wish him nothing but the best."


Michigan WR Black to have foot surgery

(TSX / STATS) -- Michigan freshman wide receiver Tarik Black will need surgery after suffering a cracked bone in his foot, coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday.

Harbaugh said he did not know whether Black would be healthy enough to return later in the season.


Saban: No panic about Alabama defense

(TSX / STATS) -- TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama coach Nick Saban said he didn't like how the defense finished against Colorado State.

Despite last week's 41-23 win, linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton and other defenders said the defense would have a "come-to-Jesus" meeting after the Crimson Tide surrendered 391 yards to the Rams.


Washington St. LB Pelluer out for season

(TSX / STATS) -- Washington State middle linebacker Peyton Pelluer will miss the rest of the season after suffering a broken bone in his left foot on Saturday, according to multiple reports.

The Lewiston Tribune in Idaho was first to report the news, confirming with the redshirt senior's family. The Seattle Times also verified with the family. Washington State typically does not discuss injuries.


Gamecocks WR Samuel out with broken leg

(TSX / STATS) -- South Carolina will be without its best offensive playmaker, junior receiver Deebo Samuel, for an "extended period of time," coach Will Muschamp said on a conference call Monday morning.

Samuel suffered a lower-leg fracture in Saturday's home loss to Kentucky as his left leg got caught underneath him while being tackled.


Texas star LT Williams out indefinitely

(TSX / STATS) -- Texas standout left tackle Connor Williams will be out indefinitely after suffering sprained knee ligaments and a meniscus tear that will require surgery, the school announced Sunday night.

Williams, a junior, was rated the No. 1 offensive tackle prospect in the nation last week by


Clemson moves to No. 2 in AP behind Tide

(TSX / STATS) -- Defending national champion Clemson sits at No. 2 in the latest Associated Press poll released Sunday.

The Tigers (3-0) jumped over now-No. 3 Oklahoma (3-0) with a convincing 47-21 victory over Louisville. The Tigers received 15 first-place votes.


Clemson stifles Jackson, rips Louisville

(TSX / STATS) -- LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Clemson's Kelly Bryant looked more like a Heisman Trophy candidate than Lamar Jackson Saturday night.

Bryant, a junior quarterback making the first road start of his career, passed for a career-high 316 yards and a touchdown and ran for two scores as No. 3 Clemson rolled past No. 14 Louisville 47-21 Saturday night at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.


No. 4 USC outlasts Texas in 2OT thriller

(TSX / STATS) -- LOS ANGELES -- Chase McGrath's 43-yard field goal in double overtime elevated No. 4-ranked USC over Texas 27-24 on Saturday at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Defensive lineman Christian Rector's strip of Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger at the goal line set up the game-winning kick. It was Ehlinger's second fumble and the fourth USC takeaway of the night.