Former South Carolina QB leading South Alabama on torn ACL
The 5-6 South Alabama Jaguars who were beaten badly last week by the Tennessee Volunteers, maybe about to pull the upset over Coastal Carolina behind former South Carolina transfer Jake Bentley.
Bentley early on in this game has the Jags leading 10 behind his 10-of-15 passing.
South Alabama QB @JakeBentley19 is playing his final football game today. Without an ACL that he tore on November 6th vs Troy. Rather than have surgery & miss the rest of the season he opted to rehab & play 1 final game then have it repaired before pursuing a career in coaching.
— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) November 26, 2021
Bentley’s story is not only a bit tragic but heroic as well. Bentley tore his ACL on Nov. 6, but instead of having surgery and ending his season and his career, he decided to just rehab his knee and get back out there to play his final game.
Bentley spent his first four seasons at South Carolina as the starting quarterback from 2016-2019. Then he transferred to Utah in 2020 before ending up at South Alabama for his final year as a redshirt senior using the free COVID year.
If the Jags were to pull the upset, it would be one of the best stories of the 2021 season.