By The Associated Press
HATTIESBURG — Southern Miss linebacker Martez Smith is out for the season after tearing ligaments in his left knee during Saturday’s 44-43 loss to East Carolina.
Smith, a 6-foot-0, 222-pound fifth-year senior, is fourth on the team with 27 tackles, including three for a loss. He injured the knee while making a tackle on special teams, and an MRI this week confirmed the ligament damage.
Southern Miss (4-2, 1-1) travels to face Memphis (1-5, 0-3) on Saturday.