Pittsburgh running back James Conner will miss the rest of the 2015 season after tearing the medial collateral ligament in his right knee during Saturday's victory over Youngstown State.
The reigning ACC Player of the Year ran for two touchdowns against the Penguins before injuring the knee on a carry early in the second quarter. Coach Pat Narduzzi initially held James out as a precaution, but said further tests done Sunday revealed the extent of the injury.
Narduzzi said Conner will undergo surgery this week, adding it's too early to tell if this will affect the junior's NFL draft status.
Conner called the injury a "temporary setback."
•Wisconsin safety Michael Caputo was going through the concussion protocol after getting knocked out early of Saturday's loss to Alabama, and the Badgers aren't sure if he'll be able to play against Miami (Ohio) this weekend .Whenever Caputo is cleared, coach Paul Chryst said he plans on having his defensive captain on the field.
•Arizona All-America linebacker Scooby Wright will miss up to a month after having surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. Wright was injured in the first quarter of the Wildcats' 42-32 victory over Texas-San Antonio on Thursday and tried to come back, but lasted one play before heading back to the bench.
•UCLA defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes is likely to miss the rest of the season after tearing a ligament in his knee during the Bruins' 34-16 victory over Virginia on Saturday. Vanderdoes, who lead UCLA with eight tackles in the opener, will need surgery, defensive line coach Angus McClure confirmed.
•For the first time since 1994, Michigan is awarding helmet stickers for big plays. "I think it's awesome," said Wolverines tight end Jake Butt, who received eight after his eight-catch, 93-yard, one-touchdown day against Utah. "… I want my helmet to be decked out by the end of the season."