McCoy fought flu with PB&J sandwichesTexas’ Colt McCoy had the flu last week and says he didn’t start feeling better until the second half of the Longhorns’ win over Texas Tech. McCoy missed a day of practice last week and stayed out of most drills all week. Although his symptoms were gone by game time, McCoy said Monday he still felt out of sorts at kickoff. The solution? Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at halftime, along with Pedialyte, a hydration drink for children. McCoy says it helped — and he was 15-of-18 passing with a TD in the second half of the 34-24 win.
Texas’ Norton out for seasonTexas senior middle linebacker Jared Norton will have season-ending shoulder surgery. Coach Mack Brown expects Norton to apply to the NCAA for a medical redshirt to get another year of eligibility.
A&M receiver out 4-6 weeksTexas A&M receiver Jeff Fuller will miss 4-6 weeks with a broken right fibula. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Fuller suffered the injury making a catch during Saturday’s 38-30 win over Utah State. He caught a career-high 10 passes a week earlier against New Mexico.
No. 8 Boise State loses HarperBoise State running back D.J. Harper will miss the rest of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Harper was injured in Friday’s 51-34 victory over Fresno State.
Huskers to mark sellout streakThe Nebraska football team has a number of events planned this week to mark the 300th consecutive sellout at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. The streak, which began in November 1962 in Bob Devaney’s first year as coach, will continue Saturday when Nebraska hosts Louisiana-Lafayette, and Devaney’s family and the ’62 team will be honored. To mark the occasion, the state capitol will be bathed in red light, the team will wear throwback jerseys, and the marching band will play songs from the 1960s. By The Associated Press
McCoy fought flu with PB&J sandwiches