LSU running back Charles Scott will not make it back from a broken collarbone in time to play Penn State in the Capital One Bowl on New Year's Day.
"If anybody fought like heck to do it, it's Charles Scott," Tigers coach Les Miles said yesterday. "It's smart and wise for him to continue rehabilitation and go on to the NFL."
Scott rushed for 2,317 yards and 32 touchdowns in his career.
The Tigers will be missing their top three running backs for the Penn State game. Keiland Williams suffered a broken ankle against Ole Miss, and Richard Murphy hurt his knee vs. Vanderbilt.
Rutgers tackle exits. Rutgers offensive tackle Anthony Davis said he would skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft. Davis, 6-foot-6 and 325 pounds, was an all-Big East selection this season.
Suh's special honor. Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh became the first defensive player to be voted the Associated Press college player of the year. He received 26 of a possible 59 votes from AP college football poll voters to edge Stanford running back Toby Gerhart (20 votes).
Elsewhere. Fresno State running back Ryan Mathews will skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft. Mathews leads major college football with 1,808 yards rushing. . . . UNLV hired Montana's Bobby Hauck as its coach. Hauck, 49, went 80-17 in seven seasons with the Grizzlies and led them to three Football Championship Subdivision title games, including last week's 23-21 loss to Villanova. . . . Jordan Rodgers, the brother of Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, has signed a letter of intent to play for Vanderbilt.
Las Vegas Bowl
Brigham Young 44, Oregon State 20 -
Max Hall threw for 192 yards and three touchdowns as the 15th-ranked Cougars (11-2) torched No. 16 Oregon State (8-5).