Disaster struck in the middle of the second quarter in Death Valley on Saturday night. In what wound up being a 48-14 defeat to Clemson, Florida Atlantic suffered an even greater loss in the injury department.
Starting quarterback Casey Thompson suffered a season-ending ACL injury, which was confirmed by head coach Tom Herman to The Palm Beach Post reporter Zachary Weinberger on Monday. Thompson faced a heavy blitz on 3rd and 5, and was struck while firing a pass to wide receiver LaJohntay Wester. He struggled to stand up and was assisted off the field by trainers, prematurely concluding his first season at Florida Atlantic.