Dez Bryant’s season over...West Virginia, UCF, Florida and Penn State win
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dez Bryant’s season is over before it even started. The New Orleans Saints have placed the newly acquired Bryant on injured reserve, a day after he got hurt during his second practice with the team. A person familiar with the situation tells the AP that the 30-year-old former Cowboys receiver has a torn Achilles tendon. The Saints have moved rookie receiver Keith Kirkwood from the practice squad to the active roster ahead of tomorrow’s game at Cincinnati.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Will Grier threw three touchdown passes as No. 7 West Virginia rolled to a 47-10 victory over TCU. The Mountaineers scored three touchdowns in a 3:25 span of the second quarter to break open a tie game. West Virginia had no trouble against the injury-riddled Horned Frogs as it pursues a possible berth in the conference championship game with two regular-season games left.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — No. 11 UCF remains one of four unbeaten teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision, along with Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame. McKenzie Milton threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third, helping the Knights extend the nation’s longest winning streak to 22 games with a 35-24 victory over Navy. UCF improved to 9-0, 6 6-0 in the American Athletic Conference.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 19 Florida overcame a 17-point deficit to beat South Carolina 35-31, ending a two-game losing streak. Feleipe Franks put the Gators ahead by diving across the goal line on a fourth-down play with 4:09 to play. Franks completed 15 of 21 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown and ran for two scores, a week after getting benched for the third time in two seasons.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Trace McSorley tied Penn State’s record for wins by a quarterback with his 29th, as the 21st-ranked Nittany Lions beat Wisconsin 22-10. Miles Sanders ran for 159 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries, and McSorley completed 19 of 25 passes for 160 yards and a TD while matching Todd Blackledge’s victory total from 1980-82.