ESPN is reporting that LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger has torn his ACL and will not play in his team’s bowl game.
No word yet on how it happened, but it’s quite a blow for Mettenberger, who has come through with a stellar senior campaign. He’s thrown for 3,082 yards and 22 touchdowns and is fourth nationally with a passer rating of 171.45.
The No. 14 Tigers (9-3) will likely have to turn to freshman Anthony Jennings in the bowl game. This season, Jennings has completed 6 of 10 passes for 99 yards and a touchdown and has rushed for 49 yards while showing some pretty good flashes, most recently against Arkansas.
On the bright side, Jennings now has a chance to get some more experience before next season rolls around. On the other hand, it’s a pretty disappointing way for Mettenberger to end his career and it’s sure to affect his future draft status.