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LendingTree Bowl: College Football News, Player Opt-Out Tracker & Game Preview (Rice vs. Southern Miss)

by Thor Nystrom | Featured Writer
Dec 15, 2022
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Thor Nystrom tracks players opting out of upcoming bowl games as well as the coaching changes around the college football landscape. Thor will update the article through the remainder of the season to keep you updated on bowl games, college prospects, and the 2023 NFL Draft.

And below we’ll take a closer look at the upcoming bowl game: LendingTree Bowl.

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LendingTree Bowl: College Football News, Player Opt-Out Tracker & Game Preview (Rice vs. Southern Miss)

LendingTree Bowl | Mobile, AL

  • Saturday, December 17 | 4:45 PM
  • Southern Miss (-5.5) vs. Rice | Total: 46.5
  • ATL: USM -11.8 | ATT: 51


  • QB Wiley Green (Injury)
  • QB T.J. McMahon (Injury)
  • WR Luke McCaffrey (Injury)

Rice’s QB room was ravaged by injuries late in the year. QB1 McMahon hasn’t played since Nov 12th, and he is questionable. QB2 Wiley Green missed the first nine games, and then reinjured his right throwing arm in Game 10 – he’s likely out. QB3 AJ Padgett started the regular season finale against North Texas, and QB4 Shawqi Itraish saw field action the week prior (before getting yanked for Padgett). The status of WR McCaffrey – an off-the-radar breakout performer in 2022 – is up in the air after he missed the last two games with injuries.

Southern Miss

  • None reported

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