A very scary scene in San Jose Friday night has ended on a decidedly positive note.
During the third quarter of the loss to Utah State, Bené Benwikere was involved in a collision with a teammate that sent the cornerback’s helmet flying through the air. Benwikere was motionless for several minutes before being immobilized and taken of the field on a stretcher, when he was taken to a local hospital for further examination.
Fortunately, the senior had movement in all of his extremities and was diagnosed with “just” a concussion. The school stated on Twitter that the defensive back has been released from the hospital and is now at home.
“Hello everyone!!! Thank you for all the get well wishes, texts and most importantly prayers. Much appreciated,” Benwikere wrote on his Twitter account Saturday.
There’s no word on Benwikere’s availability for this weekend’s game against Hawaii.
Over the past three-plus seasons, Benwikere has played in 40 games and made 23 starts. He is fourth on the Spartans with 26 tackles and has one of the team’s two interceptions on the season. His six pass break ups are easily tops on the team.
Today one of college football’s biggest rivalry games will be shown to DISH customers in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and seven other regions in Texas. The reason? Television contract disputes between Tegna and DISH.
Tegna is the largest independent owner of NBC and CBS affiliates in the country, including NBC affiliates in Denver, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Phoenix. The company is in a continued dispute with DISH related to fee disputes, per Variety.
“Our position has been simple: The same fundamental terms that allowed us to reach deals with distributors nationwide should serve as the basis for our deal with Dish,” a statement from Tegna said. “Rather than accepting that fair, market-based approach, Dish has refused to reach an agreement and once again is preventing its customers from accessing valued channels, even as customers continue to pay for that content.”
Now the dispute carries a concern for some fans wanting to watch Oklahoma and Texas this afternoon.
This should go over well, although there may be some Texas fans who may not want to witness what happens to the Longhorns anyway.
Heading into what could be his final game as head coach of the Maryland Terrapins, Randy Edsall will reportedly go with Perry Hills as his starting quarterback.
Hills, a junior, got the start for the first two games of the season but the leash was short. Edsall made a change to Caleb Rowe following a loss at home to Bowling Green. Hills has completed 52.9 percent of his passes for 306 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions. Rowe has been a disaster at the position, completing just 44.0 percent of his attempts for 428 yards, four touchdowns and an astounding 12 interceptions in five games. Daxx Garman has struggled as well with a completion percentage of just 33.0.
Maryland take son No. 1 Ohio State this afternoon in Columbus.