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Kentucky loses two top receivers for Mizzou game

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Here’s about as unfortunate a break as Kentucky could’ve got this week: Freshman receiver Alexander Montgomery suffered an ACL injury on Saturday and is out for the season, meaning he’ll miss this Saturday’s upset bid against Mizzou in Lexington.

Montgomery injured himself celebrating a touchdown in Kentucky’s 48-14 win over Alabama State on Saturday.

“We lose enough guys in games and practice, we can’t lose them in pregame and celebrations,” coach Mark Stoops said.

Kentucky will also be without receiver Ryan Timmons, who sprained his ankle against Alabama State. Between Montgomery and Timmons are 43 catches, 432 yards and four touchdowns.

The Wildcats, though, will get leading receiver Javess Blue (28 catches, 345 yards, 2 TDs) back, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Jen Smith, for the Mizzou game. Blues suffered perhaps a more freakish injury than Montgomery’s on Saturday — during warmups, Blue was hit in the face with a ball, causing his eye to swell to the point where his vision wasn’t good enough to play against Alabama State.

Hurt while celebrating? Taking a football to the face? Maybe Stoops should hope one of his receivers doesn’t fall off the face of the Earth next.


Diagnosed with bovine leukemia, Bevo XIV retires immediately

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Turns out Steve Spurrier isn’t the only iconic college football figure to retire this week.

Texas announced Tuesday evening Bevo XIV has been diagnosed with bovine leukemia and has been retired to his pasture, effective immediately.

Bevo XIV missed Saturday’s stunning upset of then-No. 10 Oklahoma with what the school called a “life threatening” illness, and rumors circulated around the internet this week he had passed away.

Bevo XIV officially hangs up his horns with a 106-41 record with two national championship appearances.

There is no word at press time on a possible debut of Bevo XV.

Dabo Swinney won’t stop talking about “Clemsoning”

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Urban Dictionary defines “Clemsoning” as “the act of an inexplicably disappointing performance, usually within the context of a college football season.”

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was asked about the phenomenon following the Tigers’ destruction of Georgia Tech Saturday and promptly went off. The question, asked by ESPN’s David Hale, was in reference to Swinney’s program shaking the label – Saturday marked Clemson’s 34th straight win over an unranked opponent – but Swinney didn’t see it that way.

Armed with some new facts (Clemson SID Tim Bourret noted 50 teams have fallen as ranked opponents to unranked foes since the Tigers last did so on Nov. 19, 2011), Swinney again targeted the “Clemsoning” label.

“I think it’s an agenda. It’s just bias,” Swinney told the Charleston (S.C.) Post & Courier Tuesday. “People are uneducated. They’re just ignorant and lazy because they’re not looking at the facts. If they did, they’d be focused on other schools and not Clemson. They’d be dialed in on what Clemson has done. There aren’t three other schools in the country as consistent as Clemson, in all aspects.”

I hate to break it to you, Dabo: you are absolutely correct, but the term, as they say, has been coined.

Just go beat Florida State, beat South Carolina, win the ACC and win a national title and maybe Urban Dictionary will delete that pesky page out of a sign of respect.

Also, No. 5 Clemson hosts unranked Boston College on Saturday. This would be a very, very unfortunate time for the Tigers to suffer an upset.