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Star College QB Suffered Season-Ending Injury

Houston Cougars football's TDECU Stadium.

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 17: A general view of the field prior to the start of the game between the Temple Owls and the Houston Cougars at TDECU Stadium on October 17, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

One of the most-productive quarterbacks in college football suffered a season-ending injury earlier this week. Houston's D'Eriq King reportedly suffered a torn Meniscus in the Cougars game against Tulane on Thursday night.

As a result, he'll miss Houston's final regular season game against Memphis next weekend and a likely appearance in the AAC title game.

It's a tough blow for the Cougars, who also saw a blow-up between head coach Major Applewhite and star defensive tackle Ed Oliver earlier in the game as well.

King is the FBS leader in touchdowns this season. The junior quarterback has been a dominant dual-threat presence for the Cougars all season long.

During the 2018 season, King racked up 2,982 yards and 36 touchdowns through the air and 674 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground.

Houston will likely turn to true freshman Clayton Tune with the injury to King. The Cougars also have Tennessee transfer Quinten Dormady on the roster.