- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 30, 2008

From combined dispatches

Connecticut coach Randy Edsall said quarterback Tyler Lorenzen is expected to be out six to eight weeks following surgery on his broken right foot.

The No. 24 Huskies lost Lorenzen and starting tight end Steve Brouse in Friday night’s 26-21 win at Louisville.

Edsall says Brouse also will miss up to eight weeks after surgery on his broken right leg.

Sophomore Zach Frazer replaced Lorenzen and went 8-of-15 for 90 yards and a touchdown. Edsall says Frazer will start for UConn (5-0) when the Huskies visit North Carolina on Saturday night.

Maryland: Punter Travis Baltz was named the ACC’s co-specialist of the week. The sophomore averaged 43.9 yards on seven punts in Saturday’s 20-17 victory at Clemson.

West Virginia: Pat White has a bruised thumb, but coach Bill Stewart says his quarterback will play Saturday in the Big East opener against Rutgers.

White went to the sideline after being tackled in the third quarter of a 27-3 win over Marshall on Saturday.

White said after the game he could have continued to play if needed. With the Mountaineers well ahead, backup Jarrett Brown replaced White.

Stewart says White practiced Sunday and the thumb on his throwing hand will be treated with ice this week as a precaution.

Washington: Quarterback Jake Locker will be out for up to eight weeks after breaking his right thumb, a damaging blow for a team looking at a possible 0-5 start for the first time in 39 years.

Locker had surgery Monday to repair the fracture. He was injured throwing a block in the second quarter of a 35-28 loss to Stanford on Saturday.

“Obviously, I think it’s a huge loss,” coach Tyrone Willingham said. “He adds so much to our team in so many ways. His presence, his running skills, what he’s done for us in the passing game.”

Locker threw for 512 yards and a touchdown and ran for 180 yards and three scores against Stanford.

With redshirt freshman Ronnie Fouch running things, the Huskies offense will change significantly. Fouch is an adequate runner but isn’t a threat like Locker, who set a modern Pac-10 record for yards rushing by a quarterback last season.

Kansas State: Safety Gary Chandler has been suspended indefinitely after being arrested in Manhattan, Kan., for driving on a revoked license and obstructing the legal process.

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