Report: USC QB Daniels (knee) out for season

Field Level Media

September 01, 2019 at 11:14 pm.

Southern California sophomore quarterback JT Daniels will miss the remainder of the season after he was diagnosed Sunday with a right ACL tear as well as a tear in his right meniscus, according to a report from Sports Illustrated and Maven Sports.

Daniels was sacked in the second quarter Saturday during USC’s eventual 31-23 victory over visiting Fresno State in the season opener for both teams. He landed awkwardly and was taken off the field on a cart before returning to the sideline in the second half on crutches.

Daniels completed 25 of 34 passes for 215 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He was replaced by true freshman quarterback Kedon Slovis, who went 6 of 8 the rest of the way for 57 yards with one interception.

Last year, as just the second true freshman to start a game for USC, Daniels completed 216 of his 363 passes for 2,672 yards and had 14 TDs with 10 interceptions.

USC was 5-7 overall last season and 4-5 in Pac-12 play, missing out on a bowl game after losing to UCLA 34-27 and Notre Dame 24-17 over its final two games.