SMU quarterback Neal Burcham just cannot catch a break it seems. The Mustangs quarterback could miss the entire 2015 season well before it kicks off due to a torn ACL injury.
The Dallas Morning News reported the injury Monday afternoon. Burcham missed the majority of the 2014 season after suffering a right elbow injury in early September. The injury forced Burcham to miss the remainder of the season after passing for 158 yards in just two games. He had won the starting job at SMU and was expected to be a leading contender for the starting job in 2015 under new head coach Chad Morris.
If Burcham is to miss the entire 2015 season, and a torn ACL injury would likely result in just that situation, then the SMU starting job at quarterback will likely be decided between Matt Davis and Garrett Krstitch. Both saw playing time last season after Burcham went down with his elbow injury. Both had similar stats with each passing for 855 yards and combining for five total touchdown passes with 12 interceptions.