Middle Tennessee has three more games to play, plus a potential bowl game, but they will have to go through at least the remaining three regular season games without leading passer, Brent Stockstill. The quarterback has been knocked out for the remainder of the season with a broken right collar bone. The school announced the injury update on Monday, a day after Stockstill underwent surgery.
“He asked the doctors if he could go back in and play. The doctors said no and that it could kill him,” head coach, and Brent’s father, Rick Stockstill said. “Brent asked if anyone had ever played with a (broken collarbone) and the doctors said no. Brent asked if he could be the first. I think that just shows the toughness and competitiveness he has for this team.”
Stockstill’s season comes to an end with 2,801 passing yards and 27 touchdowns with just five interceptions this season, along with 232 rushing yards. Middle Tennessee is holding out hope Stockstill may be available for a bowl game, but first the Blue Raiders will need to know when they may be playing in the postseason.
In the meantime, Middle Tennessee will run the offense with redshirt freshman John Urzua.Urzua came in off the sideline last weekend once Stockstill left with his injury and will make his first collegiate start this Saturday.