Texas A&M is expected to be without senior quarterback Jake Hubenak for Saturday morning’s game against Louisiana-Lafayette, according to Billy Liucci of TexAgs.com.
True freshman Kellen Mond, who started last week’s 24-14 victory over Nicholls State, is expected to start the final tune-up for the Aggies (1-1) before opening Southeastern Conference play against Arkansas.
Hubenak, who finished the Nicholls State game after Mond was ineffective, apparently has a lingering shoulder injury, Liucci said. Hubenak, who didn’t play in the season-opening 45-44 loss to UCLA, though the Aggies blew a 34-point lead, said after the Nicholls State game he had been fully healthy throughout fall camp and the first game. There were concerns he was injured, but he ran the ball nine times against Nicholls State, most of them designed runs, taking direct hits. Someone with knowledge of the situation told The Eagle this week that indeed Hubenak had been hurt.
A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin said at Tuesday’s press conference both quarterbacks would play Saturday, but Hubenak wasn’t made available to the media.
Liucci reported that Hubenak is expected back next week for Arkansas at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Sept. 23 at 11 a.m.
Without Hubenak, the only other scholarship quarteraback is true freshman Connor Blumrick who missed most of his senior year at Pearland with an injury. Liucci reported that A&M doesn’t want to burn Blumrick’s redshirt and would like to get by Saturday with redshirt freshman walkon Colton Taylor as the backup.
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