Mettenberger tears ACL, out for bowl game

 Mettenberger tears ACL, out for bowl game

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OXFORD, MS - OCTOBER 19: Zach Mettenberger #8 of the LSU Tigers drops back to pass against the Ole Miss Rebels during a game at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on October 19, 2013 in Oxford, Mississippi. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

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Posted on December 4, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 4 at 3:29 PM

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BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger will miss the team's bowl game after suffering a season-ending knee injury, the school confirmed.

Adam Caplan first reported that LSU QB Zach Mettenberger has torn his ACL and will not play in the team's upcoming bowl game. 

Mettenberger injured his leg in the final regular season game against Arkansas.

Mettenberger came into his own in his senior season, passing for 3,082 yards and completing 65 percent of his passes. He was being touted as a pro prospect with early round draft grades before the injury.

Freshman quarterback Anthony Jennings took the reins from Mettenberger and led the Tigers on a 99-yard touchdown drive at the end of the game to give LSU the win. He will likely start LSU's bowl game.

The final BCS rankings are announced Sunday. LSU should know who they are facing later that day.

 

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