By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Houston Cougars starting quarterback D’Eriq King suffered an injury late in the second quarter. King limped off the field.
Months later, he was seen with pain in his face, as he was being carted off the field.
After handing the ball off, he was running away from the play. Then he reached for his leg as he appeared to be in serious pain.
He was replaced in the game by freshman Clayton Tune. He went 6-of-15 for 108 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.
In 11 games, he has gone 219 for 345 for 2,982 passing yards. He also has a career-best 36 touchdowns and six interceptions.
He also has 111 carries for 674 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns. King also has one reception for 12 yards.
With King’s 50 touchdowns, which leads the nation, his season — if he doesn’t play again — would tie Deshaun Watson, Brandon Doughty, and Matt Johnson. King had two touchdowns on Thursday night against the Tulane Green Wave
Watson had 50 touchdowns in 2016 with the Clemson Tigers. Doughty had 50 touchdowns with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in 2015. Johnson also had 50 touchdowns in 2015 with the Bowling Green State Falcons.
“He simply handed the ball off and went to carry out his fake,” Cougars head coach Major Applewhite said after the game. “It all kind of stunned us, quite honestly, when he said he could not straighten his leg out.
“We have to wait and see what the doctors say.”
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