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Boston College starting quarterback Anthony Brown out for season with leg injury

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Boston College head coach Steve Addazio announced Monday that quarterback Anthony Brown is done for the rest of the 2019 season after suffering an injury in the Eagles’ loss to Louisville on Oct. 5.

Addazio would specify only that it was a leg injury, but it looked like an ACL, unfortunately. It was a non-contact injury that happened when Brown planted his left foot to make a cut during a draw play. It sucks that freak injuries like this one have to be a fact of life in football.

And Brown was having a fine season, too: he’s third among ACC quarterbacks in passer rating and leads the league in yards per attempt (9.1). He’s thrown nine touchdowns against only two interceptions and has completed 59.1% of his throws.

Brown was replaced by sophomore Dennis Grosel, who did throw three touchdown passes in relief but was only 9-24 for 111 yards. Grosel will be the starter against NC State and I would expect the Eagles to lean even more heavily on running back A.J. Dillon than they already do.