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Fresno State football: Chason Virgil out for the year, Zack Greenlee arrested

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The quarterback controversy may have sorted itself out, but not in a way anyone would have anticipated.

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Fresno State Bulldogs were hit with two separate pieces of bad news following a tough loss to Utah on Saturday night.

True freshman Chason Virgil, who made his first career start against the Utes, will reportedly miss the rest of 2015 with a broken clavicle, according to the Fresno Bee. Virgil, who was only 11-of-25 but arguably took a step forward anyway, left the game early in the fourth quarter with what was thought to be, at the time, a right arm injury.

Head coach Tim DeRuyter expressed in his weekly press conference that he will seek a medical redshirt for Virgil, who will finish his first year as a Bulldog with a 55.4% completion rate, 298 yards, and three touchdowns and three interceptions.

The job, then, would fall to sophomore Zack Greenlee, but his status is undetermined for Saturday's tilt against San Jose State after he and linebacker Brandon Hughes were arrested and booked on charges of public drunkenness and obstruction of a police officer, respectively.

DeRuyter had little comment on the matter, though the situation will be one to watch given that several players -- most recently linebacker Xavier Ulutu -- have been released from the program following less specific violations of team rules.