West Virginia’s Charlie Benton hurts knee, season over
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia linebacker Charlie Benton will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Coach Dana Holgorsen said during a Big 12 coaches conference call Monday that Benton will have season-ending surgery. The junior college transfer injured his left knee in the second quarter of No. 17 West Virginia’s 40-14 win Saturday over Tennessee.
Junior Shea Campbell filled in for Benton in his first college action.
West Virginia plays its home opener against Youngstown State on Saturday night.