Texas A&M quarterback Trevor Knight was hurt in the first half of Saturday’s game at Mississippi State. He did not return, as the Aggies were upset by the Bulldogs.
Texas A&M (7-1, 4-1 SEC) quarterback Trevor Knight was knocked out of his team’s 35-28 loss at Mississippi State (3-5, 1-3) on Saturday with an apparent injury to his right arm.
The dual-threat signal-caller appeared to get hurt early in the contest at the end of his 19-yard touchdown scamper that cut the A&M deficit to 14-7. Knight received treatment to his right shoulder in the locker room, but he did return to the sideline and eventually re-enter the game.
However, he had to exit the contest for a second time late in the first half after he was tackled out of bounds following a run. He returned to the sideline in street clothes and with his arm in a sling at the start of the third quarter.
Coming into the game against the Bulldogs, Knight was one of just five FBS players with at least 1,500 passing yards and 500 rushing yards on the year.
Junior-college transfer Jake Hubenak, who originally began his career at Oklahoma State, started the second half at quarterback for A&M and finished the game for the Aggies after throwing just 21 passes in mop-up duty this season.
Hubenak threw a 54-yard touchdown pass to Christian Kirk early in the fourth quarter to pull Texas A&M within 28-21 and added a four-yard scoring pass to Josh Reynolds with 1:33 left, but he also threw an interception in the game’s final seconds. He completed 11 of 17 passes for 222 yards on the day.
In the team’s Music City Bowl loss to Louisville last season, Hubenak completed 28 of 48 passes for 307 yards and two touchdowns against one interception.
With the loss, the Aggies will fall from their current No. 4 spot in the College Football Playoff rankings.