The Oregon Ducks and Boise State Broncos have put three future football games on the calendar, with Oregon getting to host two of the matchups. The three-game series will begin in 2024 in Eugene, Oregon.
According to an announcement from Oregon, the Ducks will host the Mountain West powerhouse on September 14, 2024 and again on September 5, 2026. Boise State will welcome Oregon to the blue turf on September 13, 2025.
The addition of Boise State in 2024 completes Oregon’s non-conference schedule, which also includes games against Texas Tech of the Big 12 and a road trip to Hawaii. Boise State is the only opponent on Oregon’s non-conference schedule for 2025 and 2026 at this time. Boise State’s 2024 non-conference schedule is also complete with road games at Oregon and Georgia Southern accompanied by home games against Houston and Cincinnati. The Broncos also play at Cincinnati in 2025 and at Washington State in 2026 (Boise State hosts East Carolina in 2026).
Boise State has at least one game against a power conference opponent every season through 2027. Boise State is also adding another power conference opponent to the future home schedule, which will see Florida State in 2020, Oklahoma State in 2021, Michigan State in 2022, Oregon State in 2023, and Washington State in 2027 in addition to the 2025 home game against Oregon.
Oregon and Boise State have played three times before, dating back to 2008. Boise State has won all three of the prior meetings, including a 19-8 victory over Chip Kelly‘s Oregon that was known most for the outburst of former Oregon running back LeGarrette Blount in the 2009 season opener. Blount punched a Boise State player, Byron Hout, after the game and had to be restrained and escorted to the locker room by former Oregon assistant and current Nebraska head coach Scott Frost along with two police officers.
The most recent meeting in the series came in the 2017 Las Vegas Bowl, with Boise State completing an 11-3 record with a 38-28 victory over the Ducks, who ended the year 7-6.
Nearly five months after landing in Fort Collins, K.J. Carta-Samuels has, as expected, been handed the keys to Colorado State’s offense.
On the depth chart released ahead of CSU’s opener against Hawaii Aug. 25, Carta-Samuels was listed as the Rams’ starting quarterback. Carta-Samuels’ backups are listed as Justice McCoy OR Collin Hill.
Hill suffered a torn ACL in mid-March playing a game of pickup basketball, but has been ahead of schedule in his rehab.
In early December of last year, Carta-Samuels announced that he would be leaving Chris Petersen‘s Washington football program. In January, it was reported that Carta-Samuels would transfer to UCLA, although he ended up at Colorado State two months later as a graduate transfer.
A four-star member of UW’s 2014 recruiting class, Carta-Samuels was rated as the No. 12 pro-style quarterback in the country and the No. 24 player at any position in the state of California. Budda Baker, a second-round pick in the 2017 NFL draft, was the only signee in the Huskies’ class that year rated higher than Carta-Samuels.
Carta-Samuels played in 25 games over the past three seasons. He ended the Huskies portion of his collegiate playing career with 310 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in completing 27-of-47 passes.
Almost Heaven, y’all!
West Virginia had been set to play host to Fan Day Sunday afternoon. However, because of five cases of hand, foot and mouth disease being diagnosed within the program recently, Fan Day has been canceled.
From the football program’s press release:
Hand, foot and mouth is a mild but highly contagious viral infection that is very common among children but can spread to adults. The virus usually goes away on its own in a period of less than a week, and there is no specific treatment, just steps to ease the symptoms.
Because it is highly contagious, it is in the best interest of the general public to postpone the event. WVU’s medical staff continues to monitor the situation, taking proper steps to control the virus and communicating with the proper campus personnel.
“I know fans who were planning on attending Fan Day will be disappointed, but this is in the best interest of all involved,” WVU athletic director Shane Lyons said in a statement. “Our medical staff is doing an excellent job of addressing the matter. However, there is no reason to put the general public at risk.”
According to the program, a new date for Fan Day will be announced when it becomes available.
Wisconsin’s passing game has taken hit, although it remains to be seen how long its effects will linger.
On his personal Twitter account Saturday night, Quintez Cephus announced that he has been “forced to take a leave of absence from the team in order to focus all of my attention on clearing my name.” In his social media statement, the wide receiver stated he was informed by his lawyers Friday afternoon that the Dane County (WI) District Attorney’s office will pursue unspecified charges against him for an incident that occurred back in April of this year.
“I have been wrongfully accused of unlawful conduct and I am innocent of any allegations associated with this consensual relationship,” Cephus wrote, adding that the pending charges are the result of a three-month investigation.
No details of what led to this situation have been divulged.
While UW has yet to publicly address the development, they are expected to release a statement on the situation in the not-too-distant future.
Last season, Cephus led the run-centric Badgers in receiving touchdowns with six and yards per catch at 16.7. His 501 receiving yards were good for second, while his 30 receptions were third on the team.
In April of last year, Cephus’ father was murdered after being shot in the head execution-style.
One of the crown jewels of Georgia’s top-ranked 2018 recruiting class will have to bounce back from a significant injury yet again.
Kirby Smart confirmed Saturday that Zamir White suffered an injury to his left knee during the second scrimmage of summer camp earlier in the day. The non-contact injury occurred when the true freshman was taking part in punt coverage.
While the head coach didn’t initially know the extent of the injury, a subsequent MRI revealed that White sustained a torn ACL in the left knee. The school has not yet confirmed the Athens Banner-Herald‘s initial report.
White suffered a torn ACL last November during his North Carolina high school team’s playoff run, but had been given the all-clear medically to fully participate in practice. That ACL injury, incidentally, was in his right knee.
A consensus five-star signee, White was the No. 1 running back on 247Sports.com‘s composite board and was the No. 9 player overall. Only one member of the Bulldogs’ class this year, quarterback Justin Fields, was rated higher than White.
White had been expected to help replace the production lost with the departures of Nick Chubb and Sony Michel to the NFL.