CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux was hospitalized and undergoing tests in Illinois after suffering a gruesome injury to his left leg Saturday in the fourth quarter of a loss to the Illini.
Legaux was hit by a pair of Illini players as he dropped back to pass midway through the fourth quarter and his leg hit the turf awkwardly. The senior from Edna Karr stayed down for several minutes, grabbing his leg in obvious pain, before being driven off on a cart. His teammates gathered around him on the field before he was carted away.
There were no specifics given on Legaux’s injury, but Cincinnati athletic director Whit Babcock posted on his Twitter account that he and coach Tommy Tuberville visited the quarterback in the hospital after the game.
“VERY tough young man. Lots of tests being run. He’s in good hands w UC & UI docs. God Bless,” Babcock tweeted.
Babcock later posted that Legaux’s family was on its way to Louisiana to be with Legaux.
Legaux left with the Bearcats trailing 31-17. He had taken most of the snaps Saturday for Cincinnati but Brendon Kay had shared some of the quarterback duties before the injury. Legaux passed for 237 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 52 yards prior to the injury.
Quarterback Pachall out at least one game with injury: In Fort Worth, Texas, TCU quarterback Casey Pachall will miss at least one game after injuring his left forearm in a win over Southeastern Louisiana.
TCU won 38-17 Saturday, but coach Gary Patterson said that Pachall’s injury was “probably not good.” He didn’t offer anything more specific besides ruling Pachall out for No. 24 TCU’s visit to Texas Tech for its Big 12 opener Thursday night.
Pachall was injured at the end of an 8-yard run late in the second quarter when the senior used his left arm to brace for a fall as he was being hit by two defenders.
LINEBACKER TAKEN FROM FIELD IN AMBULANCE: In Corvallis, Ore., Hawaii senior linebacker Brenden Daley was taken by ambulance from Saturday’s game against Oregon State.
The nature of Daley’s injury was not immediately known. He was hurt when he collided with a Beavers player early in the first quarter after Oregon State went up 7-0.
Daley raised his hands as he was being loaded in the ambulance and he pointed at Hawaii receiver Chris Gant.
In the opener against USC, Daley led Hawaii with 10 tackles, including four for loss, a sack and a forced fumble. Hawaii lost to the Trojans 30-13.