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Mettenberger will miss LSU bowl game

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LSU athletics officials confirmed today that Zach Mettenberger will not play the Tigers' bowl game due to his knee injury.

Mettenberger was hurt during LSU's game against Arkansas Friday. ESPN reported Monday night he'd torn his ACL, but the university would not go into specifics about the injury per head coach Les Miles' policies.

"We are very disappointed for Zach," Miles said in a press release. "He's been a tremendous leader for our team and he's as a competitive a guy as I have ever been around. He's had a great impact on our program."

Miles also said he did not expect Mettenberger's knee injury to have any impact on his chances at the NFL, where he was expected to be an early-round draft pick. The university said he would need surgery, and his rehabilitation will happen when he would have been preparing for the draft.

Mettenberger became the third player in LSU history to throw for 3,000 yards in a season this year. He's also the only player in LSU history to throw for 2,500 or more yards in back-to-back seasons.

LSU will find out their bowl game and opponent this weekend. With Mettenberger out, freshman Anthony Jennings will start with Stephen Rivers as a backup. Jennings came in for Mettenberger against Arkansas and helped the Tigers score their final 10 points, including a 99-yard drive that put LSU on top.

The last freshman to start at quarterback in an LSU bowl game was Jordan Jeffeson during the Tigers' 2008 Peach Bowl appearance against Georgia Tech.

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