The South Carolina Gamecocks suffered a disappointing loss to kick off their 2019 campaign, as they fell 24-20 to North Carolina in Charlotte.

Now, the news gets even worse, as it has been reported that starting QB Jake Bentley has suffered a broken foot and will be out for at least 6 weeks.

Per Mike Uva of WACH FOX, freshman Ryan Hilinski will be the starter moving forward:

That’s bad news for the Gamecocks, obviously, as Bentley has been the team’s starter for a long time. Hilinski is highly regarded in Columbia, but he’s a true freshman.

Hilinski will get a chance to ease into his starting job, as the Gamecocks host Charleston Southern on Saturday afternoon.