QBs who helped upset Mizzou are out
Wyoming quarterback Sean Chambers, who had a key 75-yard touchdown run to help the Cowboys upset Missouri in each team’s season opener, will miss the rest of the season because of a knee injury. Tyler Vander Waal will take over as the Cowboys’ starting quarterback Saturday against No. 21 Boise State. He started nine games for Wyoming (6-2, 3-1 Mountain West) in 2018. Coach Craig Bohl said Chambers’ the injury is more severe than originally thought but that his long-term prospects are good, however.
• Vanderbilt will have its third starting quarterback of the season when it plays Saturday at No. 10 Florida. Its QBs who have started games this season, Riley Neal and Mo Hasan, are in concussion protocol and will not be available for the Commodores (2-6, 1-4 Southeastern Conference). Each threw a touchdown pass in Vanderbilt’s upset victory over Missouri last month. Deuce Wallace and Allan Walters are expected to share playing time in their absence. Wallace has played in six games this season coming off the bench. Walters has not taken a snap in a college game. (AP)
More college QBs are out • Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. will miss the rest of the season because of a shoulder injury. Peyton Ramsey reclaims the starting job he held the last two seasons before losing the job to Penix in August. The Hoosiers (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten) have posted their highest victory total since 2007. Indiana is off this weekend.
• Purdue quarterback Jack Plummer is expected to miss the rest of this season because of a broken right ankle so the Boilermakers (3-6, 2-4 Big Ten) are expected to turn to former walk-on Aidan O’Connell. They play Saturday at Northwestern (AP).
Gophers extend coach’s deal: Undefeated and 13th-ranked Minnesota has agreed with coach P.J. Fleck on a contract extension through the 2026 season, including an annual raise of more than 25% from his current salary will pay Fleck $4.6 million in 2020 with a $50,000 raise scheduled for each season thereafter. He is making $3.6 million this year. The Gophers (8-0, 5-0 Big Ten) host sixth-ranked Penn State on Saturday. (AP)
Mizzou wins women’s basketball opener in OT: Missouri’s women’s basketball team trailed Western Illinois by nine points in the third quarter of Tuesday’s season opener but stormed back and held off the Leathernecks 97-89 in overtime at Mizzou Arena. Amber Smith led the Tigers with 27 points and 15 rebounds. In a game that featured 22 lead changes, Missouri needed a 13-4 run midway through the fourth quarter to regain the lead, only to give up the game-tying layup with 30 seconds left in regulation. In overtime, a 3-pointer by Jordan Roundtree (Kirkwood) put the Tigers up for good at 87-84, quickly followed by another from Jordan Chavis, who gave MU 18 points and eight assists. Elle Brown added 15 points and six assists, while Roundtree finished with 14 points.
It was a rough college debut for MU freshman Aijha Blackwell (Whitfield School), who picked up four fouls in just nine minutes and scored one point while missing all seven of her field goal attempts.Olivia Kaufmann led WIU with 23 points while Evan Zars pulled down 20 rebounds. (Dave Matter)