The college football season is incredibly exciting entering Week 10, and there are some big-name players who may have to sit out their games this weekend.
College football is back in full force this weekend, and with the College Football Playoff rankings getting released for the first time, there is a lot more on the line. The Penn State Nittany Lions will look to get back on the right track against Michigan State, and Clemson will take on NC State in a big ACC matchup. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will have their rivalry game, and Miami (FL) will look to stay undefeated when they take on Virginia Tech. Lots of good matchups this week, so make sure you find time for some college football on Saturday.
Here is a look at some key players who may miss time this week due to injury.
Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State
The Oklahoma State Cowboys will take on their rival Oklahoma this weekend in a huge Big 12 matchup. The issue is that Mason Rudolph is dealing with a shoulder issue, and the team was worried he would not able to play. Well, as the week went on, he got better and is officially listed as probable for the team’s biggest game of the season.
Justin Herbert, Oregon
The Oregon Ducks got a big win last weekend against Utah, and they did it without Justin Herbert under center once again. The star sophomore broke his collarbone a few weeks back and was supposed to be out for the season. However, he practiced again this week, taking first-team reps, and is listed as only questionable for their game this weekend.
Malik Rosier, Miami (FL)
The Miami Hurricanes have a huge game against Virginia Tech this weekend, as they try to keep their undefeated season alive. Quarterback Malik Rosier is dealing with a sore shoulder, but the team expects him to be ready to go. If they can win out, they should make it to the College Football Playoff.
Josh Rosen, UCLA
Josh Rosen is having a rough season in 2017, and all signs point to him heading to the NFL after this year. On Friday, the hope is he will be under center for the UCLA Bruins, who will be taking on Utah. Rosen hurt his finger his last time out and is officially listed as questionable this week.
Jacques Patrick, Florida State
Jacques Patrick is one of the few Florida State Seminoles that has not been affected by the injury bug this season, but he is now dealing with a knee injury. Any expected the injury was much worse than it is, and he could actually play against Syracuse this weekend. The Orange have beaten better teams than the Seminoles this season, so Florida State definitely needs him in this one.
Bryce Love, Stanford
Bryce Love was having a Heisman Trophy-caliber season up until two weeks ago, and now he is in danger of missing a second straight game. The star running back for Stanford is dealing with an ankle injury, and he may be ruled out this weekend against Washington State. If he cannot go, expect the Cardinal offense to struggle once again.
Kamryn Pettway, Auburn
It was some bad news for the Auburn Tigers, as running back Kamryn Pettway fractured his scapula last week. The injury will keep him out indefinitely, and it will likely end his season. It has been a rough year all around for the Tigers, who were expected to challenge Alabama for supremacy in the SEC, or at least put up a fight.
Nyheim Hines, NC State
For the NC State Wolfpack, they still have a chance to get into the College Football Playoff. However, they may be without their running back this weekend, and it could not have come at a worse time. The Wolfpack take on Clemson in Week 10, and without Hines toting the rock, they may find it hard to move the ball.
Janarion Grant, Rutgers
Janarion Grant is one of the few playmakers on the Rutgers roster, so he is definitely someone who the team needs if they are going to beat Maryland this weekend. Grant is dealing with an ankle injury, but all signs point to him being ready to go against the Terps. The speedster is an electric player on offense, and special teams, and will certainly have the ball in his hands a lot on Saturday.
Trishton Jackson, Michigan State
The Michigan State Spartans have a huge game this weekend in Big Ten play, and hopefully, they will have one of their star wideout ready. The Spartans take on Penn State in Week 10, and Trishton Jackson is questionable with an undisclosed injury. The Nittany Lions lost last weekend to Ohio State, so you can be sure they will be fired up in this one.
C.J. Carroll, Virginia Tech
C.J. Carroll and his Virginia Tech teammates have a chance to knock off unbeaten Miami this weekend, in a huge ACC matchup. However, Carroll is currently listed as questionable for the game, as he is dealing with a foot injury. The Hokies will need all hands on deck if they are going to beat a resilient Miami team in Week 10.
Parris Campbell, Ohio State
The Ohio State Buckeyes are coming off a huge win against Penn State, and are currently in the driver’s seat in the Big Ten East Division. They face a tough opponent in Iowa this weekend, and they may be without one of their wideouts. Parris Campbell is dealing with concussion symptoms and is officially listed as questionable.
Alize Mack, Notre Dame
When the College Football Playoff ranking came out, Notre Dame was listed at No.3, and they will look to stay there this weekend. The Fighting Irish take on Wake Forest and are hoping to have their tight end ready to go. Alize Mack is dealing with a concussion and is listed as questionable for the game.
Cole Herdman, Purdue
The Purdue Boilermakers take on the Fighting Illini in Big Ten play this week and are hoping to have their tight end. Cole Herdman is dealing with an undisclosed injury and is questionable for the game. In a matchup, this close, every player matters, and hopefully Herdman will be ready to go.
Da’Shawn Hand, Alabama
The good news for Alabama is that they will have their star defensive tackle back this week. Da’Shawn Hand has dealt with a knee issue, but he is probable for the matchup against LSU. The Crimson Tide were ranked No. 2 in the initial CFP rankings, so expect a fired up squad against the Tigers this weekend.
Iman Marshall, USC
Iman Marshall is one of the more dynamic players on the USC roster, but it is hard to be dynamic when you are dealing with a knee injury. He is listed as questionable for this weekend, and that hurts, considering the Trojans are playing Arizona and star quarterback Khalil Tate. Could be a long day for the USC secondary if he cannot go.
Marcus Edmond, Clemson
Cornerback Marcus Edmond is going to have to get healthy if the Clemson Tigers want to make another run at a national title. However, he is dealing with a foot injury now, and the team has listed him as doubtful this week. Clemson takes on NC State in a huge ACC matchup, and need to win to stay in the CFP hunt.
Chase Hansen, Utah
Chase Hansen had a solid game in a blowout loss last weekend against Oregon, but he may be out this weekend against UCLA. Hansen hurt his shoulder last week, and as a defensive back will be sorely missed against Josh Rosen and company. The Utah defense has taken a step back this season, so they definitely need all hands on deck for the Bruins.
Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Sooners will be facing a tough task going up against the Oklahoma State offense, and they may be without Neville Gallimore. The big defensive tackle has an undisclosed injury, and he may miss the game. Oklahoma is trying to keep their CFP hopes alive, and need all their playmakers on defense to stop a potent Cowboys offense.