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QB competition in Fort Collins, new QB for Wolf Pack, players of the week

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Happy Tuesday, everyone. Conference play is starting to get into full swing so today’s MTV features mid-week football news with a lot of focus on developing QB situations around the conference.

Aztecs lose starter, Kyree Woods, for season

Kyree Woods suffered torn ligaments in his right knee in the win against Colorado State. Woods tore his ACL while making a tackle on special teams. Coach Rocky long acknowledges that Woods had been playing “really, really well”. SDSU will be losing a key member of their defense and one of their top cornerbacks. The Aztecs defense has been playing lights out but will have to keep it going without Woods in the secondary. San Diego State will face Wyoming this weekend in their third conference game of the season.

QB job up in the air for Colorado State midseason

In an attempt to right the ship midseason, HC Mike Bobo has opened up QB competition for the Rams. Patrick O’Brien who has started the last 3 games for CSU will be challenged by redshirt sophomore Justice McCoy as both QBs will be practicing with the starting squad this week. The Rams have the second most turnovers in the country. Bobo says he is looking for consistency at the position and says they could play more than one guy in next week’s game against New Mexico. Part of this new competition stems from original starter Collin Hill being sidelined with a torn ACL.

Nevada making change at QB

HC Jay Norvell has announced that the Wolf Pack will be starting Malik Henry at QB this week. Henry has played for 7 high schools and colleges in his career and will finally get a chance to lead an FBS team. Henry was a 4 star recruit out of HS and started his college career at Florida State and then transferred to a community college in Kansas and was featured on Netflix’s Last Chance U TV show. Henry then walked on at Nevada and has been third on the depth chart. Henry will now get his chance to quarterback the Wolf Pack. Henry’s last game action came against UTEP last month when he played two series, he completed all three pass attempts for 28 yards.

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Players of the week

On the horizon:

  • Later Today: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Week Six
  • Later Today: MWC Week Six Outcomes & Game of the Week
  • Coming Wednesday: Week 7 Bowl Projections