College Football: Weekend News Roundup

College Football Weekend Roundup

8/27/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Good morning college football fans, and happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend—here are some interesting headlines you may have missed over the last several days.

- Auburn senior receiver DeAngelo Benton was suspended indefinitely Friday for a violation of team rules. He has 14 career catches heading into this season.

Blog Photo - College Football: Weekend News Roundup- The injury bug continued to plague Maryland as running back Kenny Tate suffered a knee injury during practice. He is expected to miss up to a month and is out for the season opener.

- Oregon coach Chip Kelly named redshirt freshman Marcus Mariota the starting quarterback on Friday over Bryan Bennett, who was Darron Thomas' backup last season.

- Buffalo star linebacker Khalil Mack was reinstated into the roster after violating team policy, but will have to miss the season opener against Georgia.

- Auburn backup center Reese Dismukes was suspended indefinitely after he was arrested and charged for public intoxication. Coach Gene Chizik is "very disappointed" and will "not tolerate" this sort of behavior, hence the two suspensions in two days.

- Notre Dame starting running back Cierre Wood was suspended for two games by coach Brian Kelly on Sunday after violating team rules. He will miss matchups against Navy and Purdue.

- Junior quarterback Joe Southwick has been named the successor to Kellen Moore at Boise State and will start the season opener against one of the top defenses in the nation with Michigan State.

- Arkansas State receiver Earl Lucas was dismissed from the team late Sunday night for violating team rules. As a freshman, he caught 20 balls for 225 yards.

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