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                 === LSU QB Mettenberger to miss bowl game ===
 
 Baton Rouge, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - LSU senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger
 will miss the Tigers' bowl game after suffering a knee injury that is believed
 to be a torn ACL and sprained MCL.
 
 He was hurt in Friday's 31-27 victory over Arkansas.
 
 Mettenberger  left  the field on crutches  after having his leg pinned under a
 pass-rushing defender.
 
 The  specifics of  Mettenberger's knee  injury will  not be  disclosed by  the
 school.
 
 "We  are  very disappointed  for  Zach,"  LSU head  coach  Les  Miles said  on
 Wednesday. "He's been a tremendous leader for our team and he's as competitive
 a guy as I have ever been around. He's had a great impact on our program.
 
 "I  know  Zach will work  extremely hard to rehabilitate  his knee and I don't
 anticipate  this injury having  any impact on what should be a great future in
 the NFL."
 
 Mettenberger   threw  for   3,082   yards  with   22   touchdowns  and   eight
 interceptions  this season.
 
 Backup  quarterback  Anthony Jennings will be  the starter for the team's bowl
 appearance.
 
 
 12/04 13:40:03 ET

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