Posted by ESPN.com’s Graham Watson
Southern Miss sophomore quarterback Austin Davis will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a foot injury against UAB last Thursday night.
The injury, which occurred early in the fourth quarter, was originally thought to be an ankle-foot injury, but was diagnosed as a ligament tear of the mid-foot Friday.
“I am extremely disappointed for Austin Davis,” Fedora said in a statement. “He has done a tremendous job for us this season with his preparation and leadership.”
Davis started the first 18 games of his career. He ranks fifth in school history in passing yards (4,658), touchdown passes (33) and 200-yard games (13).
This season, Davis has completed 108-of-156 passes for 1,165 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Martevious Young will start in Davis’ place. Young has four completions in his career, no touchdowns and an interception.
“Martevious Young has done a great job of preparing himself for a situation like this,” Fedora said. “This staff and team have a tremendous amount of confidence in him.”